James was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and raised in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, with his eight brothers and sisters in the shadow of London's Stansted airport. His father was a stockbroker and his mother was a teacher. He was educated at Newport Free Grammar School. He earned his degree in Drama and Film at the University of East Anglia, and went on to study acting at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. He worked a variety of jobs in social work, factories, and the service industry, before traveling throughout India. While studying in London, Frain was spotted by Sir Richard Attenborough, who immediately cast him in his first feature, Shadowlands (1993), opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger
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Born 1968-03-14 (53 years ago) in Leeds, England, UK.
Height 183 centimeters.
|Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (The Homecoming)||53rd Drama Desk Awards||2008||The Homecoming|
|Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Sunshine)||20th Genie Awards||2000||Sunshine|
|Marta Cunningham(Gifta: 2004–)||2004||Gifta|