James Lance is an English actor, best known for his appearances in a number of British comedy series.
Lance attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School. He appeared in the ITV1 mockumentary Moving Wallpaper and in ITV1's Boy Meets Girl, as well as in the ITV2 original comedy No Heroics as Timebomb.
Lance's roles include dealer Sticky in the drug-related series Top Buzzer, Matt in two series of Teachers, Ben in the first series of I'm Alan Partridge, Jamie in Absolute Power and various roles in the sketch show Smack the Pony. He also played Richard, Daisy's boyfriend, in Spaced, and in the BBC series Hotel Babylon.
Lance has also had roles in films including Late Night Shopping, The Search for John Gissing, Marie Antoinette, Bronson as art teacher Phil Danielson, and in 2012 in Bel Ami.
He has acted in the mini-series The Impressionists and the sitcoms The Book Group, Sensitive Skin and Rescue Me. Smaller roles have included appearances in 2 point 4 Children, People Like Us, Saxondale, and as "Daniel" in the 1992 episode of Absolutely Fabulous called Iso Tank. Additionally he played the character of Mr. Hugo in the pilot episode of Biffovision, as well as featuring alongside Mark Heap and Tim Key in another Paul Rose-penned pilot, "Now The Weather". He also guest-starred in the 2012 fourth series of the BBC Three production Being Human, as the ghost of a 1970s-esque murderer Kirby.