Acting CV



Star Boy. (Rabbi). Short. (International Film Awards)

City Slacker. (Billy ‘Walnuts’ Cargill). Feature Film. (Best Film Nomination, Raindance, BIFAs)
Red Mercury. (DCI Evans). Feature Film.

The Government Inspector (Tony Blair). TV Film. (4 BAFTAs)
The Affair of the Necklace. (Darnell de Valois). Feature Film. (Oscar)
RPM. (Jonquil) Feature Film.
Henry V. (Duke of Bedford). Feature Film. (OSCAR, BAFTA)
Colour Blind. (Stanhope). TV Film.


McMafia. BBC. Dir: James Watkins. 
Black Mirror. Netflix. Dir: James Hawes. 
Wolf Hall. (Master Treasurer Fitzwilliam) BBC. Dir: Peter Kosminsky. (EMMY AWARDS, GOLDEN GLOBES, BAFTA)
Doctors. (Harrison Kellor). BBC 1. (Soap Award)
Silent Witness. BBC 1.
The Bill (Keith Shipley) ITV.
EastEnders (Dylan) BBC 1.
A Touch of Frost (Paul Meyer). ITV.
Roman Road. (Paul Seed). Zenith.
Waking the Dead (Dr Matt Carney). BBC 1.
Casualty. BBC 1.
In Deep. (Neil Quinn) Valentine Production.
Glasgow Kiss (Nick) Ecosse Fims.
Maigret (Inspector Lapointe) Granada. ITV.


The Browning Version. (Hunter). Greenwich Theatre.
Translations. (Lt Yolland) Donmar Warehouse, Sam Mendes.
King Lear. Oswald. Renaissance Theatre Company, Kenneth Branagh.
Life’s a Dream. (Segismundo). West Yorkshire Playhouse, Matthew Warchus.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Lysander). Renaissance Theatre Company, Kenneth Branagh.
Othello. (Cassio). Greenwich Theatre.
As You Like It. (Orlando). Renaissance Theatre Company, Geraldine McKewan.
Hamlet. (Fortinbras) Renaissance Theatre Company, Derek Jacobi.
Much Ado About Nothing. (Claudio). Renaissance Theatre Company, Dame Judi Dench.


Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, Acting

James also runs single camera directing courses at the BBC and teaches acting for camera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Life’s a Dream

“Thrillingly believable as played by James Larkin, rebounding between extremes of ferocity and impotence, finally shuddering into full membership of the human race… James Larkin is thrilling as the hate crazed king”. Independent on Sunday

James Larkin was the romantically curly-haired Orlando of Renaissance Theatre Company’s As You Like It. Here he is a crop-haired ferret-faced fury. Big emotional guns aside, the actor has the intensity and intelligence to keep the intellectual threads untangled. Larkin must try his princely ponderings in Elsinore”. The Times

James Larkin demonstrates an extraordinary depth of talent”. Yorkshire Post

“A brilliantly quixotic performance from James Larkin”. The Telegraph


James Larkin is as wide eyed and excitable as a package tourist in Eden”. The Times
“I took the distinguished director Bruce Beresford to Translations, and he turned to me with ‘That may be the best love scene I’ve ever witnessed.’ It is certainly one of the greatest love scenes ever written, and when acted this well, unforgettable… as the speech crossed lovers, the sweetly ebullient James Larkin and the lyrically lovely Zara Turner are heartrending” John Simon, New York.
Much Ado about Nothing

James Larkin’s superlative Claudio”. The Guardian


“…James Larkin’s excellently naïve and righteous Cassio”.