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James Frain

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.

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Mar 14, 1968 In Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tales from the Crypt 1989-06-10
Latest Project:
Series Agent Carter 2015-01-06

1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of True Detective
Poster of Orphan Black
Poster of Fringe
Poster of True Blood
Agent Carter Unknown 2015-01-06
True Detective Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015 2014-01-12
Reckless Unknown 2014-06-29
Intruders Richard Shepherd 8 episodes, 2014 2014-08-23
Gotham Theo Galavan / ... 2014-09-22
Orphan Black Unknown 2013-03-30
The White Queen Lord Warwick 5 episodes, 2013 2013-08-10
The Tunnel John Sumner / ... 2013-10-16
Sleepy Hollow Unknown 2013-09-16
The Cape Peter Fleming / ... 10 episodes, 2011 2011-01-09
Grimm Unknown 2011-10-28
Miami Medical Unknown 2010-04-02
Flashforward Unknown 2009-09-24
Lie to Me Unknown 2009-01-21
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
In Plain Sight Unknown 2008-06-01
The Mentalist Unknown 2008-09-23
Leverage Unknown 2008-12-07
The Tudors Thomas Cromwell 24 episodes, 2007-2010 2007-04-01
Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Californication Unknown 2007-08-13
Numb3rs Unknown 2005
Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Invasion Unknown 2005-09-21
Threshold Unknown 2005-09-16
The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
24 Unknown 2001-11-06
Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The Buccaneers Julius Folyat 5 episodes, 1995 1995-10-08
Soldier Soldier Unknown 1991-06-10
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10