Spotlight: JAMES KANE


JAMES KANE by N. O'Donnell
Photo: N. O'Donnell
3rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE
Phone: 020 7971 1374
Phone: 001 310 746 5752
Artist's Website:
Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Height:6' (183cm)
Playing Age:15 - 25 years
Actual Age:22 years
Appearance:White, Mediterranean
Nationality:British, Italian
Eye Colour:Brown
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length

About me:

Winner of Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent Fund 2019.

Featuring as ‘Sandy’ (Lead) in Feature Film ‘Solstice’ (currently on film festival circuit)

and 'Ian' (Lead) in Radio Play 'Ian's Gone Postal' currently available on Spotify.

Stage Television Film Short Film Radio Opera Musical Commercial Internet Further Credits
2019, Stage, Bob Wallace/Principal, White Christmas, Shoogalie Road
2018, Stage, Archie/Francis/Principal, The Amazing Miss MacFarlane
2018, Stage, Archie Asher and Francis Proust, Rare Birds, Soothside Radicles, Reaghan Reilly
2018, Stage, The Boy, The Doll Doctor, Govanhill Theatre, Bruce Downie
2016, Stage, Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov/Principal, The Government Inspector, ACS, Nick J Field
2016, Stage, Tiberius, Leftover, Acting Coach Scotland, Nick J Field, Mark Westbrook
2016, Stage, Tommy, Troika, Acting Coach Scotland, Mark Westbrook
2014, Stage, Self, Blabbermouth, National Theatre of Scotland, Graham McLaren
2014, Television, Presenter/Co-Producer, Heading to Holyrood, BBC Scotland, Holly Ritchie, Eleanor Plackett
2014, Television, Self, BBC Generation 2014: BBC1 The One Show, BBC 1
2014, Television, Self/Co-hosting, Sunday Politics with Gordon Brewer, BBC Scotland, Holly Ritchie
2014, Television, Self, BBC World News Live from Holyrood, BBC
2014, Television, Featured Actor, Now's the Hour, BBC Scotland, Scottish Youth Theatre, Sarah Howitt, Fraser MacLeod
2020, Feature Film, Sandy Thomson (Lead), Solstice, Wizardlight Productions, James Kane
Short Film
2020, Short Film, L'Uomo, Guidare, Wizardlight Productions
2019, Short Film, Fred (Lead), Lucky Day, Katie Clark
2017, Short Film, Jeremiah/Featured, Ineffable, Albert Lucas
2017, Short Film, James/Lead, Bear Hunt, Sail Away Films/Lost Dog Media/Blackwater Films, Dan Osborne
2017, Short Film, Aaron/Lead, Reboot, Morvie Fik, Morvie Fik
2016, Short Film, Alec/Supporting, Life in a Box, ACS/Indie Theory Productions, Mark Westbrook
2016, Short Film, Hai Tien/Featured, G.O.D 5, ACS/Indie Theory Productions, Mark Westbrook
2016, Short Film, Chris/Featured, Cheating, Indie Theory Productions / ACS, Mark Westbrook
2020, Radio, Ian (Lead), Ian's Gone Postal, Ferral Penguin, Cameron Gray
2014, Radio, Pick of the Day, The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland, Producer Esme Kennedy
2014, Radio, Self, The Today Programme with James Naughtie, BBC Radio 4
2014, Radio, Self, The Big Conversation with Edith Bowman, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Parliament
2014, Radio, Self, Radio 5 Live Drive with Peter Allen, BBC Radio 5
2016, Opera, The Magician, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Scottish Opera, Julie Burns
2015, Opera, Henry's Father, Dr Ferret's Bad Medicine Roadshow, Scottish Opera Connect, Julie Burns
2014, Opera, Chorus, Anamchara Songs of Friendship, Scottish Opera, Lissa Lorenzo, Martin O'Connor
2014, Opera, Barry Rook, Misper, Scottish Opera Connect, Lissa Lorenzo
2017, Musical, Connor, A Primera Vista, Musical Film, Patrick Rooney/Dear Friend Films
2014, Musical, The Headmaster, The Making of Ali and Nino, Youth Music Theatre UK, Joe Douglas
2013, Musical, Sailor Humbug, Terry Pratchett's Soul Music, Youth Music Theatre UK, Luke Sheppard
2012, Musical, Barry the Brass, The Salsa Sisters, Youth Music Theatre UK, Steven Dexter
2015, Commercial, Featured Customer, Tap&Tap Demo, Tag Retail Systems, James Gray
2014, Internet, Self, CBBC Newsround, BBC, Trudi Barber
Further Credits
2019, Still Photography, Featured Hero, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Elaine Anderson
2019, Still Photography, Lead - Dim, A Clockwork Orange, McMakeUp, Laura McGowan


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Southern States, American-Standard, Australian, Edinburgh, English-Standard*, Glasgow, Heightened RP, London, Multicultural London English (MLE), RP, Scottish-Standard, Scottish-West Coast, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Ballet, Baritone*, Bugle*, Ceilidh Dancing*, Choral Singing*, Classical Singing*, Contemporary Singing*, Countertenor*, Dance (general), Falsetto*, Guitar, Opera, Pop Singing, Singer-Songwriter, Tap, Tenor*, Trumpet
Performance:Actor-Musician, Actor-Singer, BASSC-Rapier/Dagger/Unarmed (distinction), Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Poetry Reading, Presenting, Sight-Reading (non-musical), TV Presenting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Air Rifle Shooting, Archery, Basketball, Cycling, Fencing, Martial Arts, Shooting (Shotgun), Stage Combat*, Swimming, Sword Fighting*
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Alexander Technique, Bartender, Video Gaming


Acting Coach Scotland, Professional Diploma in Stage and Screen Performance, 1 year, 2016 (including Screen Acting with Mel Churcher, Theatre Acting Fundamentals with Graham McLaren)

Hybrid Fight Academy training with George Johnston

Scottish Opera, Connect Chorus, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT:UK), 2012, 2013, 2014

National Youth Theatre - successfully auditioned, 2013

Frantic Assembly, Physical Theatre Workshop, 2013

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Audition Technique (Angela Darcy and Donald Pirie) and Musical Theatre (Claire Mackenzie and Stephen Mullan)

West End Stage Summer School, Her Majesty's Theatre, London

Ballet West, beginners contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz