James is a well known actor in film, TV and theatre. His best known work includes:
Film: 'Gosford Park', 'Regeneration', 'Howard's End', 'A Handful of Dust' (for which he won best actor at the Bari film festival) and 'Maurice' (for which he won best actor at the Venice film festival jointly with Hugh Grant).
TV: 'Titanic', 'Little Devil', 'Clapham Junction', 'Island at War', 'Bertie and Elizabeth', 'The Woman in White', 'The Dark Room', 'Crocodile Shoes', 'You, Me and It', 'Lady Chatterley' and 'Dutch Girls'.
Theatre: 'The Second Mrs Tanqueray', 'On Emotion', 'Don Juan', 'A Patriot for Me' and 'The Common Pursuit'.
Talking Books: 'The Sweet Shop Owner' and ' Shuttle Cock' both by Graham Swift, 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 'Captain Correlli's Mandolin' by Louis de Bernieres, 'The Professor' by Charlotte Bronte, 'The Girl at the Lion D'Or' by Sebastion Faulks, 'The Prisoner of Zenda' by Anthony Hope, 'Chatterton' by Peter Ackroyd, 'The Man Within' by Graham Greene, 'Essays in Love' by Alain de Botton, 'Border Crossing' by Pat Barker, 'Maurice' by E.M.Forster, 'A Passage to India' by E.M.Forster and 'The Collector' by John Fowles.