|Date of Birth||27 February 1990, Exeter, Devon, England, UK|
|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