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Biography

 

Finding biographical info on James is quite a challenge, but here is the information we’ve been able to uncover so far. Hopefully we’ll fill in the gaps soon!

James Callis grew up in London where he attended Harrow School in North West London.  In 1990, James went on to study for a BA in English and Related Literature at the University of York, where he was a member of Derwent college.

After graduating from York in 1993, James gained a place at the renowned London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, from where he graduated in 1996.

Since then, he has appeared in various West End productions and  television series as well as on radio.  His West End debut in Old Wicked Songs alongside Bob Hoskins in 1996 even earned him the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer.  James, who "believes in trying everything" has also been involved in projects on the other side of the camera, writing and directing. His directional debut was Beginner's Luck, a co-production of his and Nick Cohen's Late Night Pictures and Angel Eye Film & TV, starring Julie Delpy, Steven Berkoff and Fenella Fielding. Beginner's Luck which was shown at the London Film Festival and in selected cinemas across the UK in 2002.

He finished filming his first role in a cinema film, Bridget Jones's Diary, alongside Renee Zellweger & Hugh Grant, in the summer of 2000 and between a few further film and TV roles went back on stage in the Soho Theatre in December 2002 for a few week for a play called "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight".

His acclaimed role as Baltar in Battlestar Galactica has made him known to a much wider audience.

James, who has two sisters, was born in 1971 and lives partly in LA, partly in London. He and his wife Neha have three young children.  Apart from acting, directing & writing, the multitalented man also plays piano and guitar to performance level.

 

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