Previous films include the lead in Everywhere & Nowhere, The Infidel along side Matt Lucas and Richard Schiff, and Pathé's comedy Tormented with Tuppence Middleton. On TV he played Freddie Mercury in BAFTA winning The Best Possible Taste for BBC, starred along side Ray Winstone in ITV's Compulsion, and in Falcon for Sky Atlantic with Marton Csokas and Hayley Atwell. His critically acclaimed roles in theatre include Dov & Ali, Antigone at Hell's Mouth and The Glass Cage directed by Laurie Sansom, for which The Independent named him 'a star in the making'.
Upcoming films include Rearview along side Antonia Thomas. James is currently attached to star in two independent films, and writing his first screenplay.