James Wilby Biography (1958-)

Born February 20, 1958, in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar); father, a corporateexecutive; married Shana Louise Magraw; children: Barnaby John Loxley, Florence Hannah Mary, Nathaniel Jerome. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Birth Details
February 20, 1958
Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar)

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Jamie, Privileged, New Yorker, 1982
  • Baker, Dreamchild, Universal, 1985
  • Dundine, Dutch Girls, 1985
  • (Uncredited) Second party guest, A Room with a View, Cinecom, 1986
  • Maurice Hall (title role), Maurice, Cinecom, 1987
  • Mr. Ashton, A Summer Story, Atlantic, 1988
  • Tony Last, A Handful of Dust, New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Stringer, Conspiracy, 1990
  • L'assedio di Venezia (also known as The Siege of Venice, Widow Hunt, Caccia alla vedova, Le diable a quatre, and Osada Venetsij), 1991
  • Alistair, Immaculate Conception, 1992
  • Charles Wilcox, Howards End, Sony Pictures Classics, 1992
  • Lord Staunton, The Chess Game (also known as La partie d'echecs), 1994
  • Second lieutenant Siegfried Sassoon, Regeneration (also known as Behind the Lines and Renaissance), Alliance Releasing, 1997
  • Sir Robert Chiltern, An Ideal Husband, 1998
  • Uncle Alan Kitson, Tom's Midnight Garden, Hyperion Productions, 1999
  • John Macintosh, Cotton Mary, Artistic License, 2000
  • Freddie Nesbitt, Gosford Park, USA Films, 2001
  • Nathan, Jump Tomorrow (also known as Life: A User's Manual), IFC Films, 2001
  • Edward Thomas, De-lovely, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sidney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities, Granada Television, c. 1989 also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989
  • Ade Lynn, Crocodile Shoes, BBC, 1994
  • Gerard Etienne, Original Sin, Independent Television, 1996, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1997
  • James McCready, Trial & Retribution, Independent Television, 2000
  • Zippo Montefiore, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, BBC, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Kit, Mother Love, BBC, 1989, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1990
  • Arthur Donnithorne, Adam Bede, BBC, 1991, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1992
  • Charles Henderson, You, Me + It, BBC, 1993
  • Sir Percival Glyde, The Woman in White, BBC and Carlton Television, c. 1997 also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1997
  • Senator James Dorr, Island at War, Independent Television, 2004
  • Movies
  • Michael Evans, Tell Me That You Love Me, BBC, 1991
  • Sir Clifford Chatterley, Lady Chatterley, BBC, 1993
  • Helmuth James von Moltke, Witness against Hitler, BBC, 1996
  • Henry Carlisle, Treasure Seekers, Carlton Television, 1996
  • Dr. Alan Protheroe, The Dark Room, BBC, 1999
  • King George VI (Bertie), Bertie and Elizabeth, Carlton Television,2002, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 2002
  • Stephen Farraday, Sparkling Cyanide, Independent Television, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Higgins, "A Friend in Need," The Bill, Thames Television, 1984
  • Young James Barclay, "The Crooked Man," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Granada Television, 1984
  • Prince, "Sapsorrow," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), Channel 4 (England) and Television South, 1987
  • Nick, "Horror in the Night," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1996
  • Voice, "Victoria and Her Sisters," A History of Britain, [Great Britain] and History Channel, 2002
  • Daniel Morton/Sir Richard Morton, "Echoes," Murder in Mind, BBC, 2003
  • Guest, This Morning, Independent Television, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Another Country, London production, 1983
  • The Common Pursuit, British production, 1988
  • A Patriot for Me, Barbican Theatre, London, 1995
  • Also appeared in As You Like It, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England; Chips with Everything, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds, England; Jane Eyre, Chichester, England; and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, England.
  • Major Tours
  • Toured in As You Like It, British cities.
  • Music Videos
  • "Uptown Girl," by Westlife, 2001

Further Reference


    • Premiere (Great Britain), December, 1997, p. 28

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