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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 February 1990Exeter, Devon, England, UK
Nickname Cotter
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Cotter was born on 27th February 1990, in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom. Alumni of The University of Plymouth where he studied TV Production, his first foray into professional acting came on the stage where he made his debut as Mr. Barton in Bill Kenwright number one UK tour of Agatha Christie Witness For The Prosecution at The Princess Theatre Torquay. That same year work on short films across the country became more frequent and alongside his theatre career James became noticed by an agent and taken on to his books, where work on TV shows for Channel 4 and ITV such as Skins (2007) and Wakey Wakey (2012) started to get him seen nationally.

His first supporting feature film role came in the blockbuster World War Z (2013) starring Brad Pitt and he went on to get a film role as Alex in the award winning The Days Inbetween (2012) which came next alongside supporting roles in British feature films The Sweeney (2012) and The Wedding Video (2012). With regular work on screen James embarked on a number of theatrical tours playing leading roles in Jack and the Beanstalk, Round and Round the Garden, Allo! Allo! The Adventures of Mr. Toad and Shakespearian plays: Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. He also showed a musical side appearing in productions of Evita, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music, Acorn Antiques: The Musical! And The Day We Played Brazil.

Back on screen James was starring in a number of short and feature films such as the award winning All in the Valley (2014), A Dark Tale (2013), The Runner (2015) and You Get What You Ask for Son (2014). Showing his versatility for comic and serious roles and showcasing his wide range of accents something which he did to great effect on A Comic Review of the Year for BBC Radio where he played Rik Mayall character Rick from The Young Ones (1982), Spock from Star Trek (1966) and politicians Ed Millband and William Hague as well as numerous more voices. He also appeared in Kennedy's Suicide Bomber (2013) a Smithsonian Channel and BBC co-production and Mermaids: The New Evidence (2013) for the Discovery Channel as well as parts in TV commercials for Lumens and Haven Holidays.

More recently James appeared on stage as Detective Sergeant Porterhouse in Ray Cooney's farce Run For Your Wife and performing at comedy clubs with stand up's Dave Thompson, Steve Hall, Mitch Benn, Alan Francis and Arthur Smith and has taken on directorial duties for two video shorts showcasing his stand up character The Comedy Inspector, which he also writes and for his first short film Delays Imminent (2015) which he also produces and appears in.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Cotter

Trade Mark (3)

Playing a number of characters in one production.
His ability to change his voice and appearance
Musical roles.

Trivia (22)

Was born in Exeter, Devon where he still resides.
Made his stage debut at The Princess Theatre Torquay in Bill Kenwright's production of Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution playing the part of Mr. Barton a barrister.
Spent three weeks on Bill Kenwright's European Tour of Evita at The Bath Theatre Royal and The Bristol Hippodrome.
Was a cast member of BBC Radio Devon's A Comic Review of the Year which aired on 2nd January 2012.
Played dual lead parts in a special commissioned Jubilee radio drama which aired on Torquay based radio station Riviera FM in June 2012 called Point Blank for Restless Theatre Company. It was recorded at The Northcott Theatre, Exeter. It was written by Amelia Marriette who has formally worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Voiced Rik Mayall The Young Ones (1982) character Rick in a sketch for BBC Radio spoofing the increase in university fees.
Made his feature film debut in World War Z (2013) alongside Brad Pitt.
Filmed his role in The Sweeney (2012) alongside Ray Winstone at both HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs and Three Mills Studios.
Has performed at The Northcott Theatre in three different productions at an early age, the same theatre where performers such as Lesley Joseph, John Nettles, Robert Lindsay, Geraldine James, Celia Imrie and Imelda Staunton started their career.
Played a dancing and singing Chef on-board Warner Bros The Polar Express in the official UK South ride.
A former member of Transitions Theatre Company who's patron's include West End performer and star of ITV's Goodnight Sweetheart David Benson and the BAFTA nominated stage and screen actor Murray Melvin, star of A Taste of Honey and Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and co-stared with Sir Michael Caine in Alfie.
Saltash, Cornwall, United Kingdom: Performing as Mr. Toad in the musical The Adventures of Mr. Toad. [March 2013]
Totnes, England: Performing at The Totnes Festival [September 2013]
Has presented awards two years in a row at The South West Music Awards with winners including Joss Stone and DJ John Govier (BBC Radio).
Gigged with Shane Richie know for his role as Alfie Moon in EastEnders (1985).
Played real life former England international footballer Jack Fort in an original musical staged at The Northcott Theatre, Exeter.
Regularly performers as his comic character 'The Comedy Inspector' at comedy clubs.
Regularly performs on the comedy circuit and gigged with comedians such as Dave Thompson, Nick Page, Mark Felgate, Lionel Spume, Steve Hall, Steve Day, Mitch Benn, Stephen Carlin, Tim Clark, Geoff Whiting, Alan Francis and Arthur Smith.
Performed in Ray Cooney's farce Run For Your Wife at The Barnfield Theatre in February 2015 playing the character of Detective Sergeant Porterhouse originally portrayed by Dad's Army actor Bill Pertwee.
Played Sampson in the feature film All in the Valley which won Best Feature Film prize at the Cornwall Film Festival 2014.
Plays the role of Alex in the film The Days Inbewteen which won the Audience Award - Feature Length Narrative at the United Film Festival London 2013.
Played Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, 15th Baronet and MP who was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party in a stage production of The Gift at his former home, Killerton House in 2015.

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