James trained at RADA.
His previous credits at Shakespeare's Globe include: the 2010 and 2011 'Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank' productions of Macbeth.
Other Globe credits include: Anne Boleyn, A New World: a Life of Thomas Paine, The Storm, Romeo and Juliet, Dido, Queen of Cathage and Twelfth Night (US tour).
His other theatre credits include: Here Lies Mary Spindler, The Merchant of Venice, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Pericles (RSC); Hamlet, The Seagull (the Factory); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Middle Temple); The Barber of Seville (Bristol Old Vic); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Nimax Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (US tour); The Blue Moon, Les Liasons Dangereuses, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre Royal York); and The Chair Lift (Hampstead Theatre).
His film credits include: Anonymous and The Real American (both for 2011).
His television credits include: The Last Temptation of Chris, Micro Men, Spilt Milk, The Brussels and Without Motive.