James is an award-winning actor who has performed on stages and screens throughout Australia, Europe and the Americas. James discovered his extraordinary vocal range while trying to get into pubs underage in Sydney… it was amazing how easily bouncers believed him to be a Scottish/Welsh/South African tourist/Rugby player/ballet dancer who’d left his passport at the hotel. Despite these less than salubrious beginnings, James’s vocal versatility has taken him from a New York accent at the Sydney Theatre Company, to speaking fluent German on stage in Sao Paulo Brazil.
James can get to the heart of a script instantly, moving effortlessly between characters and moods, making them uniquely his own. With an ability to make offers, improvise and take direction, James brings empathy and believability to any retail script or narrative. His work in film, and TV (Animal Kingdom, The Turning, Offspring, Winners and Losers, Dr Blake, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries) as well as radio documentary and drama has spanned 17 years and counting.
Home Studio, Melbourne
Accent:Welsh, Northern English, New Zealand, British, US various, European, German, Scottish, South African
Age Range:30-40, 40-50
Talent Range:Characters, Radio/TV Promo, Retail, IVR, Documentary, Straight, Audiobooks
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with James both as a performer and also wearing his other hat, as a writer. His experience as a writer, along with his deep intellectual curiosity, informs his performance, giving him a true understanding of the nuance of language. And his voice is wonderfully warm and approachable. I admire him greatly.
Nothing is too hard for James, it has been a pleasure having him in the studio so frequently on variety of adult and kids audiobook titles based all over the world. His preparation is fantastic so you know the result is always going to be flawless.