Extensive television credits include MINDER, CLOCKING OFF, BBC's LOVE, LIES & RECORDS, FATHER BROWN and the title role in JOHNNY SHAKESPEARE, for which he won Best Actor at Royal Television Society Awards. Theatre includes A PLAN, THE HISTORY BOYS, SATURNS RETURN, THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE and starring in both RAZ (Trafalgar Studios and on tour) and THE VORTEX (Singapore). Film roles range from CLUBBED to 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, Danny Boyle's VACUUMING COMPLETELY NUDE IN PARADISE to VINYL. Currently, James stars as PC Burns on the long running BBC radio drama THE ARCHERS. He can next be seen in the DOWNTON ABBEY feature film.