James D'Arcy Movies and Career Information
Aug 24, 1975
James D'Arcy (born 24 August 1975) is an English actor. James D'Arcy was born as Simon D'Arcy and grew up in Fulham, London, with his mother, Caroline (a nurse) and his younger sister Charlotte. His father died when he was young. After completing his education at Christ's Hospital in 1991, he went to Australia for a year and worked in the drama department of a school in Perth, which gave him an interest in acting. When he returned to London he applied for drama school. He did a three-year course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, completing a BA in Acting in 1995. During his time at LAMDA he appeared in training productions of Heracles, As You Like It, Wild Honey, The Freedom of the City and Sherlock Holmes. On leaving drama school: "It was only when I finished the course and left my graduation diploma on the bus that I realized I'd become an actor." His first appearances on television were small roles in the TV series Silent Witness (1996) and Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), followed by roles in TV movies such as Nicholas Hawthorne in Ruth Rendell's Bribery and Corruption (1997), Lord Cheshire in The Canterville Ghost (1997) and Jonathan Maybury in The Ice House (1997).