James Frain Biography (1969-)

Born March 14, 1969, in Leeds, England; raised in Essex, England; father, a stockbroker; mother, a teacher. Addresses: Agent: Peters, Fraser &Dunlop, Drury House, 34-43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.; Manager: Susan Calogerakis, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
March 14, 1969
Leeds, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Peter Whistler, Shadowlands, Savoy Pictures, 1993
  • Kenny, Nothing Personal, Trimark Pictures, 1995
  • Adrian Foote, Loch Ness, Gramercy, 1995
  • John Harbour, An Awfully Big Adventure, Fine Line, 1995
  • Victor, Red Meat, Treehouse Films, 1997
  • Robert, Robinson Crusoe (also known as Daniel Defoe's RobinsonCrusoe), 1997
  • Jean Vigo, Vigo (also known as Burning Up, Catching Fire, Vigo: A Passion for Life, and Vigo, histoire d'une passion), Channel Four Films, 1998
  • Daniel "Danny" Barenboim, Hilary and Jackie, October Films, 1998
  • Alvaro de la Quadra, Elizabeth (also known as Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen), Gramercy, 1998
  • Jack Sullivan, What Rats Won't Do, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment,1998
  • Young Gustave Sonnenschein/Sors, Sunshine (also known as The Taste of Sunshine, A Napfeny ize, and Sunshine--Ein Hauch von Sonnenschein), Paramount, 1999
  • Bassianus, Titus (also known as Titus Andronicus), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Nick Cassidy, Reindeer Games (also known as Deception), Dimension Films, 2000
  • Forney Hull, Where the Heart Is, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Chief Magistrate J. F. Villefort, The Count of Monte Cristo (alsoknown as Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo), Buena Vista, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Jason Baldwin, Prime Suspect 3, PBS, 1993
  • Julius Folyat, The Buccaneers, PBS, 1995
  • Schahzenan, The Arabian Nights, ABC, 2000
  • Harvey, The Project (also known as Les annees Tony Blair),BBC (England), 2002
  • David, Spartacus, USA Network, 2004
  • Movies
  • Dr. Donaldo Vesti, Devil's Advocate, BBC (England), 1995
  • Prince Felix Yusoupov, Rasputin (also known as Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny), HBO, 1996
  • Philip Wakem, "The Mill on the Floss," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1997
  • Title role, Macbeth on the Estate, BBC, 1997
  • Voice of Thomas, The Miracle Maker, ABC, 2000
  • Lorimer Black, Armadillo, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Richard "Dick" Goodwin, Path to War, HBO, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Lieutenant Giles Chapman, "Disintegration," Soldier Soldier, ITV (England), 1993
  • Dirk, "Ceremony," Strangers, HBO, 1996
  • Gordon Ellis, "Trade," The Vice, ITV, 2002
  • Specials
  • Elliot, "Report from the Grave," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1996
  • Cesare Borgia, Leonardo (documentary), BBC (England), 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Mark, Other People, Royal Court Theatre, London, 2000
  • Edmund, King Lear, Almeida Theatre, London, 2002
  • Appeared as Myris, All for Love, and as Giorgio, Rules of the Game, both Almeida Theatre; as Hastings, She Stoops to Conquer, Queen's Theatre, London; and as Wahballat, Zenobia, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared as Myris in the touring production of All for Love.
  • Videos
  • The Making of "Titus," 2000

Further Reference


    • Empire, February, 1999, p. 62
    • W, June, 2000, p. 74

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