Adam James

Last updated 13 January 2019

Adam James
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Adam James


Adam James is the son of actress Polly James and the godson of Jon Pertwee. Following in their footsteps, he became an actor, first appearing on television in 1996 in shows such as The Bill and Dennis Potter's Cold Lazarus. Other credits include Band of BrothersThe Mother of TearsAncient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an EmpireBonekickersHenry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Extras, and Ashes to Ashes.

In 2009 he appeared in the Doctor Who episode Planet of the Dead, co-starring with his friend David Tennant, the pair having first worked together in Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre 1999 production of King Lear. James' other theatre work includes Blood and Gifts (2010) and Much Ado About Nothing (2011), alongside David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

His television career continued in recent years with appearances in shows such as Law and Order: UK, The Game, Coalition 2010, Catherine Tate's Nan, and King Charles III, and Grantchester. Film roles have included Pegasus in Johnny English Strikes Again in 2018.