In September, James was granted a three-year US work visa, and is currently based in Los Angeles.
He recently filmed the lead character in the hugely popular series Locked up Abroad. Filming was exceptionally intensive, but very enjoyable and sees James play Jeremy Khinoo, who was jailed in Mexico for trying to smuggle prescription drugs into the US using home-made counterfeit money.
The episode has aired nationally and internationally, and has proved the third most popular episode across the complete six seasons.
He has also filmed a commercial for Fiat which has proved to be part of a hugely successful internet advertising campaign.
James graduated from The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Art in 2007 after being awarded a scholarship to attend.
He trained intensely in Shakespeare, Chekhov technique, Commercials, Voiceovers, Stage Combat and Scene Study for TV and Film.
On returning from New York, James gained roles in independent films such as Rev. John Roach in Anaphylaxis, filmed at Ealing Studios, which was selected as a competition finalist at the IMTF (International Movie Trailer Festival), and selected and shown at The Sao Paolo International Film Festival and the Zero Film Festival in New York.
Other film credits include Raphael in God Hates Fags, and Sam in Don't Go There.
James is a very versatile actor and as well as being an accomplished screen actor he also has a varied and successful stage career.
James was on Broadway til December 2009, where he was appearing in Hamlet for the Donmar New York, which was directed by Michael Grandage and starred Jude Law. After a hugely successful run in the West End the play transferred to Broadway for three months and won excellent critical reviews. The play has been requested to transfer to The Greenwich Theatre for the Spring season of 2013.
More recently, James played the two lead male roles in Neil La Bute's Bash at the Baron's Court Theatre. It was hugely successful, and James gained excellent four-star reviews. The play has been requested to transfer to the Greenwich Theatre for the Spring season of 2013.
James also performed at The National Theatre in Women Beware Women which was directed by Marianne Elliott and ran in The Olivier Theatre to 4 and 5 star reviews.
Other West End credits include O'Reilly in the original West End production of the Mel Brooks' hit The Producers. James created the role of Tran in A Rude Awakening at The New End Theatre (off west end). The play was set in a future world where the ideal and the norm was the opposite of what we know today. It was both challenging and demanding but made for a very interesting piece of theatre.
James also created the roles of Billy, a jealous, unforgiving psychopath, in the European Premier of David Foley's thriller Deadly Murder for The Vienna English Theatre, and Soldier in The Ark at The Arcola Theatre, London.