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James Frain

James was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and raised in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, with his eight brothers and sisters in the shadow of London's Stansted airport. His father was a stockbroker and his mother was a teacher. He was educated at Newport Free Grammar School. He earned his degree in Drama and Film at the University of East Anglia, and went on to study acting at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. He worked a variety of jobs in social work, factories, and the service industry, before traveling throughout India. While studying in London, Frain was spotted by Sir Richard Attenborough, who immediately cast him in his first feature, Shadowlands (1993), opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. With theater credits for The Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court, as well as, in the West End in a range of classical and modern plays, Frain's reputation quickly spread to television and film, where he won leading roles in the Oscar nominated features, Elizabeth (1998) with Cate Blanchett, and Hilary and Jackie (1998) with Rachel Griffiths. James reunited on screen with Sir Anthony Hopkins in Fox Searchlight's film, Titus (1999). In 2007, he appeared with Ian McShane on Broadway in "The Homecoming" - for which the cast won The Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble. In the U.S., Frain played leading roles in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce, Where the Heart Is (2000) opposite Natalie Portman, Deception (2000) with Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron, and Into the Blue (2005) with Paul Walker. Since moving to the States, Frain has continued to work on both sides of the Atlantic, maintaining his profile in the European independent film scene while working on popular American television series, such as "Californication" (2007), "FlashForward" (2009), "24" (2001), "Grey's Anatomy" (2005), "In Plain Sight" (2008), "The Closer" (2005), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), among others. James is probably best-known for his performance as "Thomas Cromwell" over three seasons of Showtime's critically-acclaimed series, "The Tudors" (2007). He appeared opposite Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell and Robert De Niro in Everybody's Fine (2009). He had a major arc on HBO's hit series, "True Blood" (2008), playing "Franklin Mott"; "a tall, dark, and sexy vampire". He was last seen in Disney's TRON: Legacy (2010), opposite Jeff Bridges, released in December 2010.


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Born:
Mar 14, 1968 In Leeds, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
64
First Appeared:
In the series Historias de la cripta 1989-06-10
Latest Project:
Pelicula Headlock 2017-12-31
Known For
Poster of Gotham
Poster of True Detective
Poster of Fringe (Al límite)
Poster of True Blood (Sangre Fresca)
Filmography
Pelicula Headlock Dr. A 2017-12-31
Pelicula El arquitecto Miles Moss 2016-05-20
Series Marvel's Agent Carter Leet Brannis 2015-01-06
Series True Detective Lieutenant Kevin Burris 2014-01-12
Series Intruders Richard Shepherd 2014-08-23
Series Gotham Theo Galavan 2014-09-22
Series Orphan Black Ferdinand Chevalier 2013-03-30
Pelicula Event 15 Andrews 2013-03-05
Series The White Queen Lord Warwick 2013-06-16
Series The Tunnel Kieran Ashton / John Sumner 2013-10-16
Pelicula El llanero solitario Barret 2013-07-03
Pelicula Born Of War Simon 2013-12-05
Series Sleepy Hollow Rutledge 2013-09-16
Pelicula Transit Marek 2012-01-02
Pelicula Bert & Dickie Jack Beresford 2012-07-25
Series The Cape Peter Fleming 2011-01-09
Series Grimm Unknown 2011-10-28
Pelicula Crusades (Dark Relic) Sir Gregory 2010-03-27
Series Miami Medical Unknown 2010-04-02
Pelicula TRON: Legacy Jarvis 2010-12-10
Series Miénteme Unknown 2009-01-21
Pelicula Todos están bien Tom 2009-12-04
Series FlashForward Gordon Myhill 2009-09-24
Pelicula Quid pro quo Father Dave 2008-06-13
Series True Blood (Sangre Fresca) Franklin Mott 2008-09-07
Series Fringe (Al límite) Unknown 2008-09-09
Series El mentalista Terry Murphy 2008-09-23
Series Los Tudor Thomas Cromwell 2007-04-01
Series Numb3rs Unknown 2006-03-05
Pelicula The Front Line Eddie Gilroy 2006-07-16
Series Anatomía de Grey Unknown 2005-03-27
Series Medium Unknown 2005-01-03
Series Empire Brutus 2005-06-28
Series Invasion Unknown 2005-09-19
Series Threshold Unknown 2005-09-16
Pelicula Inmersión letal Reyes 2005-09-30
Pelicula Spartacus David 2004-04-18
Pelicula La venganza del conde de Montecristo J.F. Villefort 2002-01-23
Pelicula The Project Harvey 2002-11-10
Series Ley y orden: Acción criminal Unknown 2001-09-30
Pelicula El hombre que hacía milagros Thomas 2000-03-31
Pelicula La fuerza del amor Forney Hull 2000-04-27
Pelicula Operación Reno Nick Cassidy 2000-02-25
Series CSI: Las Vegas Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Las mil y una noches 2000-04-30
Pelicula Las mil y una noches Schahzenan / Harun al-Rashid 2000-04-30
Pelicula Sunshine Gustave Sonnenschein 1999-09-13
Series The Vice Unknown 1999-01-04
Pelicula Titus Bassianus 1999-12-25
Pelicula What Rats Won't Do Jack 1998-07-01
Pelicula Elizabeth Alvaro de la Quadra 1998-09-13
Pelicula Vigo 1998-09-14
Pelicula Hilary y Jackie Daniel Barenboim 1998-12-30
Pelicula Macbeth on the Estate Macbeth 1997-01-01
Pelicula Red Meat Victor 1997-01-04
Pelicula Robinson Crusoe Robert 1997-06-11
Pelicula The Mill on the Floss Philip Wakem 1997-10-12
Pelicula Lago Ness 1996-08-23
Pelicula Rasputin Prince Felix Yusupov 1996-03-23
Pelicula Nothing Personal Kenny 1996-10-18
Pelicula Una insólita aventura John Harbour 1995-07-21
Pelicula Tierras de penumbra Peter Whistler 1993-12-25
Series Principal sospechoso Unknown 1991-04-07
Series Historias de la cripta Unknown 1989-06-10