James Frain



Place of birth:

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK :


A British stage, film and television actor, best known for playing Thomas Cromwell in the television series "The Tudors". He graduated in Drama and Film from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK, and went on to study acting at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Film Credits

Against the Clock (2019)
as Dr. A
The Architect (2016)
as Miles Moss
Born Of War (2013)
as Simon
The Lone Ranger (2013)
as Barret
All Things To All Men (2013)
as Attorney General
Event 15 (2013)
as Andrews
Bert & Dickie (2012)
as Jack Beresford
Transit (2012)
as Marek
Water for Elephants (2011)
as Rosie's Caretaker
TRON: Legacy (2010)
as Jarvis
Dark Relic (2010)
as Sir Gregory
Everybody's Fine (2009)
as Tom
Quid Pro Quo (2008)
as Father Dave
The Front Line (2006)
as Eddie Gilroy
Into the Blue (2005)
as Reyes
Spartacus (2004)
as David
The Project (2002)
as Harvey
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
as J.F. Villefort
Path to War (2002)
as Richard Goodwin
Where the Heart Is (2000)
as Forney Hull
The Miracle Maker (2000)
as Thomas
Reindeer Games (2000)
as Nick Cassidy
Titus (1999)
as Bassianus
Sunshine (1999)
as Gustave Sonnenschein
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
as Daniel Barenboim
Vigo (1998)
Elizabeth (1998)
as Alvaro de la Quadra
What Rats Won't Do (1998)
as Jack
The Mill on the Floss (1997)
as Philip Wakem
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
as Robert
Red Meat (1997)
as Victor
Macbeth on the Estate (1997)
as Macbeth
Nothing Personal (1996)
as Kenny
Loch Ness (1996)
as Adrian Foote
Rasputin (1996)
as Prince Felix Yusupov
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
as John Harbour
Shadowlands (1993)
as Peter Whistler
Arabian Nights ()
as Harun al-Rashid

TV Series Credits

The Twilight Zone (2019)
as Mr. Allendale
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
as Sarek
Marvel's Agent Carter (2015)
as Leet Brannis
Gotham (2014)
as Theo Galavan / Azrael
Intruders (2014)
as Richard Shepherd
True Detective (2014)
as Lieutenant Kevin Burris
The Tunnel (2013)
as Kieran Ashton / John Sumner
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
as Rutledge
The White Queen (2013)
as Lord Warwick
Orphan Black (2013)
as Ferdinand Chevalier
Elementary (2012)
as Odin Reichenbach
Grimm (2011)
as Eric Renard
The Cape (2011)
as Peter Fleming
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
as Sebastian Wake
Miami Medical (2010)
FlashForward (2009)
as Gordon Myhill
Lie to Me (2009)
Leverage (2008)
as John Douglas Keller
The Mentalist (2008)
as Terry Murphy
Fringe (2008)
True Blood (2008)
as Franklin Mott
Californication (2007)
as Paul Rider
The Tudors (2007)
as Thomas Cromwell
Numb3rs (2006)
Invasion (2005)
Threshold (2005)
Empire (2005)
as Brutus
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Medium (2005)
Spartacus (2004)
as David
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Arabian Nights (2000)
as Schahzenan / Harun
The Vice (1999)
Prime Suspect (1991)
as Jason Baldwin
Tales from the Crypt (1989)