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... lovely James comes from Glasgow but he trained at the Arts Educational Schools in London.
Leaving college he toured the country as "Benjamin" in the first national tour production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
In 1996 he started doing TOMMY at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London as "2nd Pinball Lad" with that funny-looking blonde wig and understudying the role of "Tommy" wearing another funny wig - a black one this time !
After TOMMY which had to close on 8th February 1997 he took over the role of Rusty from Paul Baker in STARLIGHT EXPRESS at the Apollo Victoria Theatre ! As the steam train "Rusty" he made himself lots of fans and (on the internet) he is considered as the "best Rusty" !!!
Just one year later in 1998 he left STARLIGHT to do another great show - PIPPIN !!! It was played at the small Bridewell Theatre London in May/June and performing the title role he was absolutely convincing singing "...I´m extraordinary..." !!! Unfortunately that show only ran for a few weeks and we had to stay without him for over 5 months but he finally got a new role in December which made his fans smile again !!! LEGENDARY GOLEM was the show and "Ben" his role ! The New End Theatre in Hampstead was not easy to find as it was even smaller than the Bridewell . As well as in PIPPIN you could find David Burt in it , who is a great actor by the way !!!
After completing LEGENDARY GOLEM he did something very different ... 2 shows at Shakespeare´s Globe Theatre ! JULIUS CAESAR was the first of 2 shows and seeing him as "Lucius" and "Publius" the show was still funny as I didn´t understand a word of what everybody was saying , but when he had to die as "Young Cato" the show was not funny anymore ! ANTONY & CLEOPATRA in which he played "The Boy" and "Iras" was even funnier as he had to dance on a table and play a girl - and he is such a lovely girl !!!!
It didn´t take James very long to get a new role ... there will always be a role for a talented guy like him !!! So he could be seen in Sweden on FAME tour playing the role of magical Nick Piazza ! A role which seems to be made for him ! After completing FAME he went back home to Glasgow to play the part of JAMIE in his first panto at the King´s Theatre - MOTHER GOOSE !
Exactly 1 year later James could be found in Chichester playing the role of James (*g*) in GODSPELL!
And FINALLY ... James' cd is available since April 2001 !!! The release of the cd was followed by a cabaret at the Jermyn Street Theatre in June 2001, but after that things went quiet. Although we could all watch him on tv in Orrible in atumn 2001 he didn't appear in any shows for a while ... but no need to cry, June 2002 came and so did WHEN HARRY MET BARRY, a funny show with a gorgeous James playing the part of Spencer. More TV was soon to come and shame on everyone who missed James in DOCTORS on BBC, directly followed by Mr Gillan starring as Peter in PETER PAN at the Royal Festival Hall for which he recorded the demo ages ago. About a year later and after doing another great cabaret in September 03, he is back on stage in the rather strange Boy George musical TABOO.....

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