James Murray (English actor)
James Murray (born 22 January 1975), also known as Jim Murray, is an English actor, artist and fundraiser.
|Born||22 January 1975|
|Other names||Jim Murray|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Parish (2007 - present)|
Murray found initial fame in ITV's soap opera Coronation Street (1998) as Sandy Hunter. He then starred in a series of both film and television pieces, including the comedy series Roger-Roger (1999), legal drama series North Square (2000), mini series Other People's Children (2000) and Sons & Lovers (2003), a Granada production of The Sittaford Mystery (2006) as Charles Burnaby, a film of the Thomas Hardy story Under the Greenwood Tree (2005) as Dick Dewy, plus earlier films Nailing Vienna (2002) as Peter, All the King's Men (1999) as Pvt Will Needham, and Phoenix Blue (2001) as Rick. He also found more permanent roles in Channel 4's 20 Things to Do Before You're 30 (2003) playing Glen and BBC One's season four of Cutting It (2005) as Liam Carney.
According to United Agents James appeared on the CBS series CHAOS in Vancouver from November 2010 to April 2011. His character was called Billy Collins (not Michael Dorset as listed at their website).
He was cast as Mayor Niles Pottinger, the new Mayor of Defiance. The second series of Defiance started production in August, 2013 in Toronto and continued until December 2013. Series 2 aired 19 June 2014. James appeared in one episode (ep.3 Dead Air) of the third series which aired 27 June 2015.
He will be appearing as Caleb in the Ryan Reynolds film 6 Underground due for release December 2019. He has also been cast as Superintendent John Houseman in the new ITV TV series Invisible currently in pre-production.
Murray married his Cutting It co-star Sarah Parish in Hampshire on 15 December 2007, following a two-year romance. On 18 January 2008, it was announced that Sarah was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter was born 5 weeks premature in May 2008 and died in January 2009 aged 8 months due to a congenital heart defect.
In her honour, Parish and Murray are raising funds for the Children's Intensive Care unit at Southampton General Hospital where she was cared for. Their daughter Nell was born 21 November 2009.
Murray co-founded the Murray Parish Trust with his wife in 2014. In 2018 the charity raised £4 million to build a new paediatric Emergency and Trauma department for the South of England.
|1998||Coronation Street||Sandy Hunter||Soap opera (4 episodes)|
|1999||Roger Roger||Jason the Gardener||TV series (1 episode: "Two Much Wine, Too Many Stars")|
|All the King's Men||Pte. Will Needham||TV film|
|2000||Peak Practice||Marcus Johnson||TV series (1 episode: "Turning Tides")|
|Kevin & Perry Go Large||Candice's Adonis||Film|
|Other People's Children||Lucas||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.3")|
|North Square||Johnny Boy||TV series (10 episodes)|
|Clocking Off||Mark Talbot||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 3.3")|
|Always and Everyone||Dr. Danny Barton||TV series (8 episodes: "Episode No. 4.1 – No. 4.8")|
|2003||Sons and Lovers||William Morel||TV film|
|20 Thing's to Do Before You're 30||Glen||TV series (7 episodes)|
|Keen Eddie||Colin Kinney||TV series (1 episode: "Eddie Loves Baseball")|
|2004||Cutting It||Liam Carney||TV series (12 episodes: 2004-2005)|
|2005||Under the Greenwood Tree||Dick Dewy||TV film|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Marple: The Sittaford Mystery||Charles Burnaby||TV film|
|2007||Primeval||Stephen Hart||TV series (13 episodes: 2007-2008)|
|2009||It's Alive||Frank Davis||Film|
|Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire||Ralph Longshaft||TV series (4 episodes)|
|2011||CHAOS||Billy Collins||TV series (Pilot and 12 episodes: 2011)|
|2012||New Tricks||Luke Oswald||TV series (1 episode: "Dead Poets" – No. 9.7)|
|2013||Death in Paradise||Ronnie Stuart||TV series (1 episode: "A Dash of Sunshine" – No. 2.6)|
|Midsomer Murders||Ollie Tabori||TV series (1 episode: "A Christmas Haunting" – No.16.1)|
|2014||Defiance||Niles Pottinger||TV series (Series 2-all eps, Series 3 ep 3)|
|2015||Cucumber||Daniel Coltrane||TV series (Series 1, ep1-6)|
|2016||Suspects||D.C.I.Daniel Drummond||TV series (Series 5, ep1-6)|
|HIM||Edward||TV series (all 3 episodes)|
|Medici: Masters of Florence||Doge Foscari||TV series(Series 1, ep 5)|
|2018||Age Before Beauty||Wesley||TV series (all 6 episodes)|
|2020||McDonald & Dodds||Chief Superintendent John Houseman||TV series (2 episodes)|
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- "James Murray joins the cast of Suspects". Channel5.
- "HIM tv series at ITV.com".
- "James Murray cast in ITV's Invisible". ITV.
- "'Cutting It' star Sarah expecting first child with husband James".
- Sarah Parish Mourning Death of Daughter Ella-Jayne Celebrity Baby Blog, 20 January 2009
- "The Murray Parish Trust".
- "Welcome To Friends of PICU : Friends of PICU". Friends of PICU.
- "rosie mitchell is fundraising for Friends of PICU".
- "About The Murray Parish Trust". Retrieved 14 May 2019.