Meet Arthur Pendragon
Bradley James Wall (born 15 December 1978) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Arthur Pendragon in the TV series Merlin, William Beckford in The Golden Grove and Daniel Morgenstern in Showtime’s The Tudors.
Bradley James Theatre Work
James trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2000. His theatre work includes playing Posthumus in a 2005 North American tour of “Cymbeline”. In April and May 2010 James played the role of the troubled George Dyer in Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s production of Peter Nichols’ Passion Play. At Christmas 2010 he won a Carleton Hobbs BBC Radio Drama Award for Best Actor, playing a blackmailed MP in comedy A Very Open Prison, written by Sarah Woods.
Bradley James Movies and TV Shows
He made his TV debut when he guest starred as an already-dead soldier in the first episode (“Ghost Machine” (2000)) of ITV’s Sci-Fi series “Primeval”. He has since appeared in several television shows including “Holby City”, “Midsomer Murders”, “The Bill”, and played the regular character Will in BBC Three sitcom “Coming of Age”. In 2006 he guest starred as Peter Haplin in four episodes of ITV’s crime drama Midsomer Murders. That same year, he appeared as a soldier in an episode of Waterloo Road (Series 2: Episode 31 – “When Are You Going to Start Acting Like a Manager?”).
In the summer of 2008, James filmed his first major TV series when he played the lead in BBC One’s drama series “The Innocence Project”. The show revolved around lawyer Joanne Clack (Amanda Burton) and the obstacles she faces when representing people who have been wrongly convicted of murder. This was followed by a small role as a CID officer in ITV’s BAFTA award-winning drama series “The Fixer”.
James featured briefly in the third episode (“My Name is Joe”) of the second series (“The Body Farm”) of another ITV drama series, “Wire in the Blood”, which aired on 3 October 2008. He played Rod Skase, a character who had once been convicted of rape and had just released on parole after five years behind bars.
He appeared in the BBC One drama series “Merlin” as Percival, an earnest young knight, in early 2009. His character was featured in the episode “The Once and Future Queen”, which marked the character’s first appearance in the show. James was later made a series regular, reportedly alongside co-star Colin Morgan, who plays Merlin himself. The BBC has since announced that both will continue their roles on the show through its fourth season.
James also appears in two viral adverts for Aviva Insurance, playing the part of an absent-minded insurance agent.
He starred in the film “Hunky Dory”, alongside Minnie Driver, which premiered at the Cambridge Film Festival on 27 July 2011. James portrays Dave, a school counsellor who fights to inspire his group of socially awkward students with the power of self-expression through music. He returned to the small screen in March 2012 when he starred in two episodes of “Death in Paradise” as Guy, a lifeguard.
In February 2013 James guest-starred in “Torchwood: Miracle Day”, and starred alongside Danny Glover and Sean Astin in the thriller film “The Forger”. In spring 2013, James was cast in The CW’s drama pilot “The Selection”, based on the novel of the same name by Kiera Cass. James appears as Prince Maxon, one of the contenders in a competition for a prince to marry an American girl with whom he has no initial connection.
Bradley James in US Cinematography
James’ US television debut came when he was cast as Aiden starting in the 2015–16 season of “The Originals”, a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries”.
James appears in the 2016 fantasy action thriller “The Brothers Grimsby”, playing James, an MI6 operative. The film also stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong and Rebel Wilson.
In 2017 James guest stars as King Arthur in “Once Upon A Time” and stars with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Netflix film “Sandy Wexler”. As of 2018 he appears in “Legends of Tomorrow” as a younger version of Vandal Savage’s son.
James is set to appear in the new series “The Witcher” on Netflix.
The actor with most handsome face ever is Bradley James. His fans are very crazy for him and they always want to meet their idol in real life. But most of the time Bradley James rarely makes public appearances and that’s why his fans cannot meet him personally.