Outstanding voice coach, and well-known, busy actor
Photos of him, and samples of some of his work:
James is a highly regarded teacher of voice. He is a committed and passionate teacher with a great ability to inspire his students and to support them from his wealth of professional experience. James is dedicated to persevere with students whom lesser teachers might give up as a bad job.
James is one of the three characters in Left Behind, a Tropfest film directed by Debbie Thoy which was partly shot in his own house.
As Father Emmett he plays a priest again in John V. Soto's film The Reckoning. After its premiere at the British Independent Film Festival in May 2014, director Soto won the award for Best Direction. The film was released in Australia in late 2014.
A previous film role was that of the Police Commissioner in Geoff Bennett's film The Great Mint Swindle (2012). Other film successes include the leading role of the father in Little Sparrows, which was screened at the Rome International Film Festival. He was the mysterious murderer in Needle.
James played the major role of Winston Churchill in Mary Kenny's play, Allegiance, at the Irish Club, June 2015. >
James won the award of BEST ACTOR from the Equity Guild of WA (Performing Arts WA) for his performance in Red. The Award was presented 23 January 2013 at the Perth Cultural Centre.
He was a nominee for Best Supporting Actor at the Equity Awards, Monday 24 March 2014, for performances in Boy Gets Girl and Ingle Knight's The Fremantle Candidate.
Fremantle Gazette, 17 May 2016
Fremantle Gazette, 6 September 2016