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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 April 1985Islington, London, England, UK
Birth NameJames Alekos Alexandrou
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Alexandrou was born on April 12, 1985 in Islington, London, England as James Alekos Alexandrou. He is an actor and director, known for EastEnders (1985), No Easy Way Out (2013) and Soror (2014).

Trivia (16)

James' first major TV role was having the part of Martin Fowler in the soap EastEnders (1985). In 1999 he appeared as Grant in the short film 'Blessed Burden'.
Is the twin brother of Antoinette Alexandrou.
Was in a relationship with Kara Tointon (April 2006-November 2007).
Appeared in the play "The Homecoming" for BBC Radio 3 (2007).
Upon leaving EastEnders (1985) in 2007 he enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in order to refresh his skills.
His interests include basketball, boxing, football and playing the guitar.
Learned his trade at Anna Scher Theatre School along with Natalie Cassidy, who would later play his wife Sonia Fowler in EastEnders (1985).
Attended Chingford Foundation School in Waltham Forest.
Turned down the chance to replace Daniel Radcliffe in the West End revival of "Eqqus" (2007).
His father is Greek and his mother is English.
Was unable to attend the wedding of former EastEnders (1985) screen mother Wendy Richard to John Burns in October 2008 as he was heavily involved in the stage production of "All Quiet On The Western Front".
Was a friend and a fan of singer Amy Winehouse.
Ranked #25 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Martin Fowler (2010).
As of 2015 he is the 8th-longest serving actor in the history of EastEnders (1985) (tied with Bill Treacher and Derek Martin, and behind only Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Sid Owen, Perry Fenwick, Rudolph Walker, a tied Mike Reid and Todd Carty, and John Bardon), having played the character Martin Fowler for 11 years (from 1996 until 2007).
Was replaced by James Bye in the role of Martin Fowler on EastEnders (1985) in December 2014.
Ranked #30 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Martin Fowler (2015).

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