James Chalmers (actor)
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James Robert Alexander Chalmers (born September 1974) is an English actor who has performed in film, television and theatre. Chalmers graduated from the University of Edinburgh and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He first performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Spanish Golden Age productions and made his West End debut when the season transferred to the Playhouse Theatre in 2005. He has performed with Shakespeare's Globe and the Read Not Dead project, Royal Court Theatre, Northcott Theatre, Royal National Theatre (studio), Theatre503, and the Park Theatre (London).
|Born||September 1974 (age 45–46)|
|Alma mater||Bradfield College|
University of Edinburgh
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
Chalmers was educated at Eagle House School in Berkshire and Bradfield College. He went on to study at the University of Edinburgh from 1994 to 1998, where he was awarded a BSc in Civil Engineering. He then trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), London, where fellow students included Daisy Haggard and Benedict Cumberbatch, graduating in 2000.
He is most known on stage, for his role in Tamar's Revenge (by Tirso de Molina 2004) performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played the lead role of Absalom. In that season he also appeared in Pedro, the Great Pretender (by Miguel de Cervantes), Dog in a Manger (by Lope De Vega), and House of Desires (by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz).
|2010||A Good Life||Policeman||Short film by Rowan Athale|
|2016||Daisy||Dad||Nominated Best Supporting Actor Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema|
|2017||Choke||John||Nominated Best Actor 48 Film Festival|
|2017||The Current War||South Dakota Delegate|
|2018||Kill Ben Lyk||Scott||In production|
|2001||The Vice||Police Recruit|
|2006||The Bill||Alistair Maddison|
|2015||Eastenders||Clerk of the Court|
|2018||Vanity Fair||Vicar||under production by ITV and Amazon Studios,|
|2020||Belgravia||Sir William Ponsonby|
Selected Stage CreditsEdit
|2004||Tamar's Revenge||Absalom (lead)||RSC - directed by Simon Usher|
|2004||Pedro The Great Pretender||Diego Tarugo||RSC - directed by Mike Alfreds|
|2004||Dog In A Manger||Antonelo||RSC - directed by Laurence Boswell|
|2006||The Daughter In Law||Joe|
|2008||Warm||Man 2||By Jon Fosse, directed by Simon Usher|
|2010||If So, Then Yes||Robert/Kevin/Robin||By N.F. Simpson, directed by Simon Usher|
|2014||Othello||Duke of Venice/Montano|
|2016||The Patriotic Traitor||General Le Gallet/Captain De Courcel||Written and directed by Jonathan Lynn, with Tom Conti and Laurence Fox|
- Fischer, Susan L. (2005). "The Hispanic Golden Age Season at the Royal Shakespeare Company". Shakespeare Bulletin , Vol. 22, No. 4. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
- "Presence Theatre Limited". Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Beware of the zombies at Binswood Hall". warwickcourier.co.uk. 14 April 2008. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (25 September 2017). "'Vanity Fair': Suranne Jones, Michael Palin Join Olivia Cooke In ITV/Amazon Drama". deadline.com. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- Cox, Anne (23 December 2015). "CONTI & FOX STAR IN JONATHAN LYNN'S THE PATRIOTIC TRAITOR". stagereview.co.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
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