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James Wilby was born on February 20, 1958 in Rangoon, Burma. He is an actor, known for Maurice (1987), Gosford Park (2001) and A Handful of Dust (1988). He has been married to Shana Louise Magraw since June 25, 1988. They have four children. See full bio »

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Maurice Maurice Hall
(1987)
Gosford Park Freddie Nesbitt
(2001)
A Handful of Dust Tony Last
(1988)
Howards End Charles Wilcox
(1992)

Filmography

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 2020 The Duke
Judge Aarvold
 2019/I Salt (Short)
Conrad
 2017-2018 Poldark (TV Series)
Lord Falmouth
- Episode #4.8 (2018) ... Lord Falmouth
- Episode #4.6 (2018) ... Lord Falmouth
- Episode #4.5 (2018) ... Lord Falmouth
- Episode #4.4 (2018) ... Lord Falmouth
- Episode #4.3 (2018) ... Lord Falmouth
 2018 Father Brown (TV Series)
Sefton Scott
- The Cat of Mastigatus (2018) ... Sefton Scott
 2016-2017 Casualty (TV Series)
Archie Grayling / Mr. Grayling
- Episode #32.11 (2017) ... Archie Grayling
- Episode #32.9 (2017) ... Mr. Grayling
- What Lurks in the Heart (2017) ... Archie Grayling
- All I Want for Christmas Is You (2016) ... Archie Grayling
- About My Mother (2016) ... Archie Grayling
 2017 The Sense of an Ending
David Ford
 2016 The Swing of It (Short)
Jim
 2016 Victoria (TV Series)
Sir Piers Gifford
- Engine of Change (2016) ... Sir Piers Gifford
 2016 ChickLit
Geoffrey
 2016 Churchill's Secret (TV Movie)
Brendan Bracken
 2016 The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Pawkins
- The Moth (2016) ... Professor Pawkins
 2015 Legends (TV Series)
Headmaster
- The Legend of Alexei Volkov (2015) ... Headmaster
- The Legend of Tamir Zakayev (2015) ... Headmaster
- The Legend of Kate Crawford (2015) ... Headmaster
- The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich (2015) ... Headmaster
 2015 Strike Back (TV Series)
Charles Ridley
- Legacy: Part 10 (2015) ... Charles Ridley
- Legacy: Part 9 (2015) ... Charles Ridley
- Legacy: Part 7 (2015) ... Charles Ridley
- Legacy: Part 6 (2015) ... Charles Ridley
- Legacy: Part 2 (2015) ... Charles Ridley
 2015 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Elias Thomson
- Stab in the Dark (2015) ... Elias Thomson
 2014 Our Zoo (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Arthur Addison
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Sir Arthur Addison
 2014 Endeavour (TV Series)
ACC Clive Deare
- Neverland (2014) ... ACC Clive Deare
 2014 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Charles Hutton
- Bad Romance (2014) ... Charles Hutton
 2013 The Great Train Robbery (TV Mini-Series)
John Wheater
- A Copper's Tale (2013) ... John Wheater
 2013 Ripper Street (TV Series)
Charles Broadwick
- Dynamite and a Woman (2013) ... Charles Broadwick
 2013 Vincent (Short)
 2013 Yocasta (Short)
Lewis / Edward's father
 2012 The Equestrian (Short)
Monte Forester
 2012 Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (TV Movie)
Wilfred De'Ath
 2012 New Tricks (TV Series)
Peter Hammond
- Queen and Country (2012) ... Peter Hammond
 2012 Titanic (TV Mini-Series)
Bruce Ismay
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Bruce Ismay
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Bruce Ismay
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Bruce Ismay
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Bruce Ismay
 2011 We Need to Talk About Kieran
Professor Hugh Merrill
 2011 Secret Diary of a Call Girl (TV Series)
Henry
- Episode #4.4 (2011) ... Henry
 1990-2010 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Kit Vesey / Andrew Restarick
- Hercule Poirot, Series X: Third Girl (2010) ... Andrew Restarick
- Mother Love - Part 3 (1990) ... Kit Vesey
- Mother Love - Part 2 (1990) ... Kit Vesey
- Mother Love - Part 1 (1990) ... Kit Vesey
 2010 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Edward Milton
- The Made-to-Measure Murders (2010) ... Edward Milton
 2009 Shadows in the Sun
Robert
 2008 Poirot (TV Series)
Andrew Restarick
- Third Girl (2008) ... Andrew Restarick
 2008 A Risk Worth Taking (TV Movie)
Patrick Trenchard
 2008 Lady Godiva
Earl of Mercia, Leofric
 2007 Futureshock: Comet (TV Movie)
Josh Hayden
 2007 Little Devil (TV Mini-Series)
Adrian Bishop
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Adrian Bishop
 2007 Clapham Junction (TV Movie)
Julian Rowan
 2007 The Last Days of the Raj (TV Movie)
Lord Mountbatten
 2007 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Hugh Mallory
- Expiation (2007) ... Hugh Mallory
 2006 Gradiva
John Locke
 2006 Marple (TV Series)
Stanley Kirkwood
- The Sittaford Mystery (2006) ... Stanley Kirkwood
 2006 Surviving Disaster (TV Mini-Series)
David Sheahan
- Fastnet Yacht Race (2006) ... David Sheahan
 2005 Jericho (TV Mini-Series)
Alan Mills
- The Hollow Men (2005) ... Alan Mills
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Major Cornwall
- They Fought in the Fields (2004) ... Major Cornwall
 2004 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Matt Gibb
- Nowhere Fast: Part 2 (2004) ... Matt Gibb
- Nowhere Fast: Part 1 (2004) ... Matt Gibb
 2004 Island at War (TV Mini-Series)
Sen. James Dorr
- Unusual Successes (2004) ... Sen. James Dorr
- Unexpected Revelations (2004) ... Sen. James Dorr
- Strange Mercies (2004) ... Sen. James Dorr
- To Catch a Spy (2004) ... Sen. James Dorr
- Living with the Enemy (2004) ... Sen. James Dorr
 2004 De-Lovely
Edward Thomas
 2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie)
Stephen Farraday
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Daniel Morton / Sir Richard Morton
- Echoes (2003) ... Daniel Morton / Sir Richard Morton
 2002 Gosford Park: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Freddie Nesbitt
 2002 George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (TV Movie)
Herbert Spencer
 2002 Westlife: Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (Video)
High class customer (video uptown girl)
 2002 Bertie and Elizabeth (TV Movie)
Bertie
 2001 Westlife: Uptown Girl (Video short)
High class customer (uncredited)
 2001 Gosford Park
Freddie Nesbitt
 2001 Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (TV Mini-Series)
Zippo Montefiore
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Zippo Montefiore
 2001 Jump Tomorrow
Nathan
 2000 Trial & Retribution (TV Series)
James McCready
- Trial & Retribution IV - Part Two (2000) ... James McCready
- Trial & Retribution IV - Part One (2000) ... James McCready
 1999/II An Ideal Husband
Robert Chiltern
 1999 Cotton Mary
John MacIntosh
 1999 Tom's Midnight Garden
Uncle Alan Kitson
 1999 The Dark Room (TV Series)
Dr. Alan Protheroe
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Dr. Alan Protheroe
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Dr. Alan Protheroe
 1997 The Woman in White (TV Movie)
Sir Percival Glyde
 1997 Behind the Lines
2nd Lt. Siegfried Sassoon
 1997 Original Sin (TV Mini-Series)
Gerard Etienne
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Gerard Etienne
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Gerard Etienne
 1996 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Henry Carlisle
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Nick Marvin
- Horror in the Night (1996) ... Nick Marvin
 1996 Witness Against Hitler (TV Movie)
Helmuth James von Moltke
 1994 Crocodile Shoes (TV Mini-Series)
Ade Lynn
- The End (1994) ... Ade Lynn
- The Call (1994) ... Ade Lynn
- The Truth (1994) ... Ade Lynn
- The Trip (1994) ... Ade Lynn
- The Deal (1994) ... Ade Lynn
 1994 The Chess Game
Lord Staunton
 1993 Lady Chatterley (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Clifford Chatterley
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Sir Clifford Chatterley
 1993 You, Me and It (TV Mini-Series)
Charles Henderson
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Charles Henderson
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Charles Henderson
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Charles Henderson
 1992 Immaculate Conception
Alistair
 1992 Howards End
Charles Wilcox
 1991-1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Arthur Donnithorne / Michael Evans
- Adam Bede (1992) ... Arthur Donnithorne
- Tell Me That You Love Me (1991) ... Michael Evans
 1991 The Siege of Venice
Milord Runbiff
 1989 Mother Love (TV Mini-Series)
Kit Vesey
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Kit Vesey
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Kit Vesey
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Kit Vesey
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Kit Vesey
 1989 Conspiracy
Stringer
 1989 The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series)
Prince
- Garbage (1989) ... Prince
 1989 A Tale of Two Cities (TV Mini-Series)
Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Sydney Carton
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Sydney Carton
 1988 A Summer Story
Frank Ashton
 1988 The Storyteller (TV Series)
Prince
- Sapsorrow (1988) ... Prince
 1988 A Handful of Dust
Tony Last
 1987 Maurice
Maurice Hall
 1985 A Room with a View
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1985 Dutch Girls (TV Movie)
Dundine
 1985 Dreamchild
Baker
 1984 The Bill (TV Series)
Higgins
- A Friend in Need (1984) ... Higgins
 1984 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Young Barclay
- The Crooked Man (1984) ... Young Barclay
 1982 Privileged
Jamie
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Other Works:

He acted in Valentine Guinness's play, "Helping Harry," at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London, England with Simon Dutton, Adrian Lukis, Jay Villiers and David Michaels in the cast. Nickolas Grace was director. See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm buggered if I'm going to go and sit on my arse in LA. I think it's a graveyard for British actors; there are an awful lot who just disappear. My life is here, I love England, and there's lots of good work here. See more »

Trivia:

Received a degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham in 1980. See more »

Star Sign:

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