James is a highly experienced actor. Regular roles include Hollyoaks and Emmerdale and guest credits include Doctors, Holby City, Casualty and Scott and Bailey. James trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

James is best known for playing John Paul McQueen in Hollyoaks, a role he was thrice nominated for a British Soap Award in 2007 for and shortlisted for a National Television Award in 2007. He has also had roles in 8 Days That Made Rome, Emmerdale and Scott & Bailey.

In 2013, James launched BrokenLeg Workshops, his own pop-up acting company, based in Liverpool, designed to help new actors develop their skills in front of the camera.




John Paul McQueen (Regular) 
Director Various
Channel 4 / Lime Pictures
Aaron Trent 
Director Vito Bruno
BBC 1 / BBC Birmingham
Repair Bay SCO19 Officer 
Director Various
Channel 4 / AMC Studios & Kudos
Director Gareth Johnson
Channel 5 / October Films
Gavin Bishop 
Director Paul Walker
ITV 1 / Red Production Company & Ipomen Productions
Ryan Lamb (Regular) 
Director Various
ITV 1 & ITV 2 / ITV Yorkshire
Director Fraser Macdonald
Sky Living / Red Productions
Dr Toby Sutton 
Director Paul Marquess
ITV 1 / Fremantle & Shay Productions
Jed Miller 
Director Daniel Wilson
BBC 1 / BBC Birmingham
Floyd Shepherd 
Director Sean Glynn
BBC 1 / BBC Television
Eli Taylor 
Director Will Sinclair
BBC 1 / BBC Television
Terry Glover 
Director Rob MacGillivray
Hewland International
Barry Milne 
Director Andy Hay
ITV 1/ La Plante Productions



Director Alastair Whatley
Writer Torben Betts
UK Tour & Broadway Run
Director Julia Carstair
Hope Street Theatre
Charles Granillo 
Director Douglas Rintoul
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Director Douglas Rintoul
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Cosmo Disney 
Director Kate Saxon
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Director Martin Houghton
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Director Charlotte Westernra
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama