James Dangerfield is an actor, singer and musician who has appeared on stage and film, performing Shakespeare, musical theatre, operetta and pantomime.
James’s one man musical When You Fall Down- The Buster Keaton Story premiered in the USA in 2017. It has subsequently been performed across London to great reviews and in Bristol as part of The Slapstick Festival. In July 2018 it will travel to Paris’s Théâtre de Ménlimontant, before returning to the UK, with shows at The Pleasance Islington and in West End theatre The Other Palace. In August it will be appearing at The Pleasance, Edinburgh, as part of the Fringe festival.
Theatre includes: Henry in Henry V, Kate and Lucentio in The Taming of The Shrew, Orlando and Audrey in As You Like It, Michael Gove in Brexit The Musical, the violin-playing Old Green Grasshopper in James and The Giant Peach World Tour, Rufus in Bumblescratch (The Adelphi), 2 UK tours as Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance, Greg in When Midnight Strikes, Desmond in Cheri, Tom Ferrier in Free as Air, Jerry Lukowski in The Full Monty, Fred in Captain Hacker’s Treasure, Brian McKinnery in Grit, Wishee Washee in Aladdin, Buttons in Cinderella, Muddles in Snow White and 7 seasons as Dandini in Cinderella. James also created the on stage role of Buster Keaton in Sweet F.A, the story of silent movies.
Film & TV includes: Jeremiah Warburton in Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Phillip in Prawn, Nick Finlay in Mayday alongside David Calder, Mr Swann in the KFC 2016 Christmas ad “Brexit Nativity” and D.O.N.T. music video.
Recordings include: Bumblescratch original cast recording and Free as Air, official London revival cast recording.
Concerts include: West End Live 2016.
Originally from the North West of England, James studied at Guildford School of Acting and has a degree in English Literature from Durham University. He plays the violin and piano and also interested in drawing, storyboard art and graphic design.
For more information, you can visit James on Spotlight.