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David James (XLII)

James grew up on a wine farm in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. His parents were very conservative and separatists during the time of apartheid in South Africa, and James was the first liberal in the family. He also clashed with his father, a strict Reformed Dutchman, about his interest in theater. He and his father struck a bargain that if he ... See full bio »
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 2014 Agent 2000
Roelof
 2014 Pad na jou hart
Hein
 2013 Babalas
Clinic Doctor
 2013 Angel of the Skies
Stutze
 2013 Mad Dogs (TV Series)
Karel
- Episode #3.2 (2013) ... Karel
 2012-2013 Rhythm City (TV Series)
Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 28 March 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 27 March 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 18 March 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 28 January 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
- Episode dated 25 January 2013 (2013) ... Hermanus Meyer
 2012 Saving Rhino Phila (Documentary)
Poacher Boss
 2011 Kidnap and Ransom (TV Series)
Dieter DeVries
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Dieter DeVries
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Dieter DeVries
 2010/I Eternity
Borlak
 2010 Solving It (TV Series)
Jan Gabriel De Wet Kritzinger
- The God of Wrath (2010) ... Jan Gabriel De Wet Kritzinger
 2010 Wild at Heart (TV Series)
Van Heerden
- Episode #5.9 (2010) ... Van Heerden
 2009 Binnelanders (TV Series)
Danie Nel
- Episode #8.19 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.17 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.16 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.13 (2009) ... Danie Nel
- Episode #8.12 (2009) ... Danie Nel
 2005 Isidingo (TV Series)
Mad Dog
- Episode dated 6 June 2005 (2005) ... Mad Dog
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 2009 The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker's Log (Video short)
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Stage play: Encore presentation of Rivonia Trial - portrayed Joel Joffe (attorney for Nelson Mandela), at State Theatre, Pretoria (South Africa) See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the release of District 9 (2009), 19 August 2009]: Friends of mine from overseas, who I have not spoken to in six or seven years, suddenly asked me "Are you involved in this?" So when the buzz started, with the level of secrecy [the director and producer] implanted from the start, you knew something was coming. See more »

Trivia:

To prepare for his acting career, he studied singing, dancing, and even the flute. See more »

Trademark:

In television and in his breakthrough performance in District 9, James has portrayed the menacing and even psychotic "bad guy." See more »

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