James’s first theatrical experience was backstage at the Old Vic Theatre in London, watching a banquet table laden with food rise up through the stage trap door. Though the food wasn’t edible he decided that the actors were having more fun onstage than his hard working father who was the theatre chief electrician. After training at Mountview, James has gone on to enjoy and perform alongside prop food and drink with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, London and New York - relishing stage snacks in Chekov’s Ivanov with Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston and happily munching on rope for Paul Hunter’s Told by an Idiot Theatre Company. He was a founder member of Edward Hall’s multi award winning Propeller Theatre Company. Other inedible prizes include the Olivier award for Sir Michael Boyd’s RSC production of The Histories - Best Ensemble. In 2012 after six seasons with the RSC he was made a company Associate Artist. Most recently he has filmed ‘My Policeman’, directed by Michael Grandage starring Harry Styles. No food was harmed in the making.