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Overview (3)

Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Birth NameTheodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Theo James was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom to Jane (née Martin) and Philip Taptiklis. He is the youngest of five children, having two older brothers and two older sisters. He is of one quarter Greek descent, with the rest of his ancestry being English and Scottish.

He graduated high school from Aylesbury Grammar School and earned a degree in Philosophy from the University of Nottingham. He then trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

He started making guest-star appearances on television shows and had minor roles in films. He then starred as Detective Walter Clark in the crime-drama television series Golden Boy (2013).

He rose to fame with his breakthrough role as Tobias "Four" Eaton in the film series Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016) based on the novels.

Some of his other films, include, Underworld Awakening (2012), The Benefactor (2015), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), London Fields (2017) and Backstabbing for Beginners (2018).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (10)

Graduated high school from Aylesbury Grammar School and then studied at the University of Nottingham, receiving a degree in Philosophy. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
He is the son of Jane (nee Martin) and Philip Taptiklis. He is of one quarter Greek descent, with the rest of his ancestry being English and Scottish. His paternal grandmother, Barbara Jean Dorothy (nee Keech), was born in West Derby, England and had one quarter of a German ancestry, and his paternal grandfather, Nicholas Theodore Taptiklis, was born in Greece; they moved to New Zealand, where Theo's father, Philip, was raised. Theo's mother's family is from Glasgow, Scotland.
Previous jobs: Bartender, lifeguard, working for the NHS (National Health Service).
He was the lead singer of multiple bands, including, Makora and Shere Khan.
He can play the guitar, harmonica, saxophone and piano.
He became the brand ambassador for the luxury brand, Hugo Boss, appearing in print ads and commercials. [August 2015]
He is the youngest of five children, having two older brothers and two older sisters.
He enjoys boxing, basketball, rugby and deep sea scuba diving.
He traveled to Greece with UNHCR to learn more about the situation for refugees. [June 2016]
He was in a relationship with Irish actress Ruth Kearney.

Personal Quotes (12)

I know I often get a job because of how I look. I hope that I keep the job because of how I act.
I was in the school plays, I did a lot of music. I carried on through university for short films and loads of plays.
In Britain, you do your job. When you do an American TV show, there is a sense of being one with the crew, and there is a leadership element, which was a learning curve for me because it is very different culturally. In Britain, you just do it, leave and say, 'Thanks.'
I've got two brothers and two sisters, so there's five of us and we're all very close, which is cool.
I don't think I believe in ghosts, per se. But, my nearest experience was when I went on a weekend away and was in a bar in England, years ago, with an ex-girlfriend. I heard this scratching. I was about to go to bed and I was thinking, 'It's an old ghost.' I could hear this noise, but I couldn't work out where it was coming from.
I think you can tell when a New York show isn't shot in the city. It's so iconic and has such a specific energy.
I know there's Brooklyn and all the boroughs, but Manhattan specifically is so condensed that the energy is very vibrant. Everywhere you look there is something happening.
What I like about the 'Underworld' thing is that it's a mix of cool genres, as well as creating its own message.
New York cops are very specific in terms of the way they talk and the way they handle themselves. All these clichés that, as an Englishman, I thought were from a bygone era or were a bit of poetic license with cop shows - the more you hang out with them, the more you realize how real that jargon is.
People say that New Yorkers aren't friendly, but I think they're more friendly than Londoners. Here there is a front-footed nature of Americans. You can go out on a night out and meet 10 random people and stay in touch with them, whereas that's not going to happen in the same way in London.
What is interesting, as well, is how much power homicide detectives have and how much respect. They are kind of rock stars, especially in New York. There are not that many of them.
Even though I'm an actor, I don't love sharing everything about myself. It's always good to keep a little bit for yourself. [Interview, September 1, 2015]

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