Encore presentation of Rivonia Trial - portrayed Joel Joffe (attorney for Nelson Mandela), at State Theatre, Pretoria (South Africa)
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on District 9
(2009)]: I think Neill [Blomkamp] liked the psychopathic edge I gave to Koobus in my audition. He can lie so convincingly to everyone around him - he's operating with his own agenda. Whenever I was in doubt about what my character would do in a situation, I went back to that.
To prepare for his acting career, he studied singing, dancing, and even the flute.
In television and in his breakthrough performance in District 9, James has portrayed the menacing and even psychotic "bad guy."