James Frain

BirthDay:

14 Mar 1968

BirthPlace:

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

Bio:

James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today.

Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff Bridges and Fox's Water for Elephants opposite Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson and Transit opposite James Caviezel for producer Joel Silver.

In television, he most recently starred in Season 3 of HBO's True Blood in which he portrayed the much-talked about character of Franklin Mott. Previously, he played Thomas Cromwell for three seasons in Showtime's critically acclaimed drama, The Tudors.

James' past film credits include The Count of Monte Cristo with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce, Where the Heart Is opposite Natalie Portman, Reindeer Games with Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron, Into the Blue with Paul Walker, Elizabeth with Cate Blanchett and Hilary and Jackie opposite Emily Watson.

He has recently completed filming starring roles in the BBC miniseries Bert & Dickie, the independent film Born of War, Lone Ranger for Disney and director Gore Verbinski opposite Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, and BBC/Starz! series The White Queen.

James has an extensive theatre background having performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida, and Royal Court. In 2007 James co-starred with Ian McShane on Broadway in The Homecoming for which the cast won The Drama Critics Circle Best Ensemble Award.

Born in the north of England he earned his degree in Drama and Film at the University of East Anglia and studied acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

While studying in London, James was spotted by Sir Richard Attenborough who immediately cast him in his first feature Shadowlands opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.
Filmography

Actor ( 76 credits )

The Jester from Transylvania (2016) James Hooker
Agent Carter (2015)  Leet Brannis (4 episodes, 2015)
Born of War (2014) Simon
Reckless (2014)  Stanford Ashby (1 episode, 2014)
Intruders (2014)  Richard Shepherd (8 episodes, 2014)
True Detective (2014)  Jeff Hunt (1 episode, 2015)
Gotham (2014)  Theo Galavan / ... (22 episodes, 2015-2016)
Alpha Alert (2013) Andrews
The Lone Ranger (2013) Barret
All Things to All Men (2013) Attorney General
Sleepy Hollow (2013)  Rutledge (1 episode, 2013)
The Tunnel (2013)  John Sumner / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
Backstage with the Anglophile (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Orphan Black (2013)  Ferdinand Chevalier (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bert & Dickie (2012) Jack Beresford
Transit (2012) Marek
Water for Elephants (2011) Rosie's Caretaker
Grimm (2011)  Eric Renard (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Cape (2011)  Peter Fleming / ... (10 episodes, 2011)
TRON: Legacy (2010) Jarvis
Miami Medical (2010)  Brian (1 episode, 2010)
Everybody's Fine (2009) Tom
Lie to Me (2009)  McClellan (1 episode, 2009)
FlashForward (2009)  Gordon Myhill (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Quid Pro Quo (2008) Father Dave
True Blood (2008)  Franklin Mott (8 episodes, 2010)
The Mentalist (2008)  Terry Murphy (1 episode, 2012)
Fringe (2008)  Mr. Kohl (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Leverage (2008)  John Douglas Keller (1 episode, 2010)
In Plain Sight (2008)  Phillip Andrews / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Californication (2007)  Paul Rider (1 episode, 2009)
The Tudors (2007)  Thomas Cromwell (24 episodes, 2007-2009)
Burn Notice (2007)  James Forte (1 episode, 2011)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Front Line (2006) Eddie Gilroy
Into the Blue (2005) Reyes
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Tom Crawley (1 episode, 2009)
Numb3rs (2005)  Allister McClair (1 episode, 2007)
The Closer (2005)  Paul Andrews (1 episode, 2006)
Medium (2005)  Calley (1 episode, 2005)
Invasion (2005)  Eli Szura (7 episodes, 2006)
Threshold (2005)  Reverend Lavory (1 episode, 2005)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Leonardo (2003)  Cesare Borgia (1 episode, 2003)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) J.F. Villefort
CSI: Miami (2002)  Richard Ellison (1 episode, 2010)
24 (2001)  Paul Raines (10 episodes, 2005)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Dean Holiday (1 episode, 2008)
Armadillo (2001)  Lorimer Black (3 episodes, 2001)
Where the Heart Is (2000) Forney Hull
The Miracle Maker (2000) Thomas (voice)
Reindeer Games (2000) Nick Cassidy
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Jeffrey Hughes (1 episode, 2010)
Strong Medicine (2000)  Art Gallery Painter (1 episode, 2005)
Sunshine (1999) Gustave Sonnenschein
Titus (1999) Bassianus
The Vice (1999)  Gordon Ellis (1 episode, 2002)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Martin Gold (1 episode, 2009)
Vigo: A Passion for Life (1998) Jean Vigo
Hilary and Jackie (1998) Daniel Barenboim
Elizabeth (1998) Alvaro de la Quadra
What Rats Won't Do (1998) Jack
Robinson Crusoe (1997) Robert / Defoe's Publisher
Red Meat (1997) Victor
Loch Ness (1996) Adrian Foote
Bruised Fruit (1996) Dan
Strangers (1996)  Dirk (1 episode, 1996)
Nothing Personal (1995) Kenny
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) John Harbour
Shadowlands (1993) Peter Whistler
Prime Suspect 3 (1993)  Jason Baldwin (unknown episodes)
Soldier Soldier (1991)  Lt Giles Chapman (1 episode, 1993)
Broadway Beat (1990)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Elliot (1 episode, 1996)
The Architect (0) Miles Moss