JAMES PARKES by Simon Annand
Photo: Simon Annand
Holly Bush House, 3 Rennison Drive, Wombourne, Staffordshire WV5 9HW
Phone: 07747 864001
Height:5'11" (180cm)
Weight:12st. (76kg)
Playing Age:31 - 40 years
Appearance:White, Mediterranean
Eye Colour:Hazel
Hair Colour:Light/Mid Brown
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Friendly
Voice Quality:Warm

About me:

James has recently performed in The National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" UK Tour

Stage Musical Radio Film Television Commercial Pantomime
2019, Stage, Tom, Table Manners, The Manor Pavilion Rep Season by Paul Taylor-Mills, David Janson
2019, Stage, Dick, Tom, Dick & Harry by Ray Cooney, The Manor Pavilion Rep Season by Paul Taylor-Mills, Stuart Burt
2019, Stage, Bill, Perfect Wedding, The Manor Pavilion Rep Season by Paul Taylor-Mills, David Janson
2017, Stage, Ensemble u/s Mr Thompson / Roger Shears, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The National Theatre, Marianne Elliott / Elle While
2015, Stage, Police Officer, Man and Superman, Royal National Theatre, Simon Godwin
2014, Stage, Jasper, Trench Kiss, Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Pleasance King Dome, David Beck
2013, Stage, Tod, The Woman on the Bridge, Buxton Festival (Nominated Best Play), David Beck
2012, Stage, Banquo & Lady Macduff, Macbeth, The Lord Chamberlain's Men, Andrew Normington
2011, Stage, Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes, International Tour, Claire Dunlop
2010, Stage, Charles, Enjoy, Sir Peter Hall, Theatre Royal Bath / UK No 1 Tour, Chris Luscombe
2009, Stage, Gary, The Night Before Christmas, Canal Cafe Theatre, Harry Serjeant
2009, Stage, Charles, Enjoy, Sir Peter Hall Company, The Gielgud Theatre, Christopher Luscombe
2008, Stage, Don Juan, Don Juan in Soho, Stand Up Drama, Graham Lappin
2008, Stage, Charles, Enjoy by Alan Bennett, Sir Peter Hall, Theatre Royal Bath / UK No 1 Tour, Christopher Luscombe
2007, Stage, Prospero, The Tempest, National Tour, Nic Brownlie
2006, Stage, Various Roles, Around the World in Eighty Days, Vienna's English Theatre, David Haworth
2005, Stage, Oberon & Theseus, A Midsummers Night's Dream, Cambidge Open Air Theatre, Eleanor Lyons
2005, Stage, The Doctor, Brezhnev's Children, Battersea Arts Centre, Maggie Ford
2005, Stage, Soldier & Musician, The Mayor Of Zalemea, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Gemma Bodinetz
2005, Stage, Victor, Mr Beetle, Dictator, The Insect Play, Paul McCartney Auditorium, Jamie Lloyd
2004, Stage, Sedoy, Plasticine, LIPA, Jamie Lloyd
2004, Stage, Cassius, Julius Caesar, Sennhieser Studio, Kyle Grant
2004, Stage, Antigonus, The Winter's Tale, Paul McCartney Auditorium, Iain Ormsby-Knox
2004, Stage, Sir Eglamour & Antonio, The Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Senneiser Studio, Abigail Anderson
2003, Stage, Judge Brack, Hedda Gabler, Sennheiser Studio, Lise Olson
2002, Stage, Mr Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, National Youth Theatre, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Edward Wilson
2014, Musical, Tinman / Hickory, The Wizard of Oz, Madinat Theatre, Dubai, John Payton
2011, Musical, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Union Theatre, Paul Taylor-Mills
2011, Musical, Josh u/s Jackson, The Hired Man (Winner Best Musical The OFFIES Awards), The Landor Theatre, Andrew Keates
2010, Musical, Bus Conductor, Postman u/s Sammy, Mr Lyons, Blood Brothers, Madinat Theatre, Dubai, John Payton
2009, Musical, Cowboy, Crazy For You, London Palladium / Eyebrow Productions, Katherine Hare
2009, Musical, Ensemble, The Tenderland (Opera), The Cochrane Theatre, Katherine Hare
2009, Musical, London Show Choir, Rosemary Ashe- New Music Cabaret, Arcola Theatre, Leigh Thompson
2009, Musical, Rex Roman, The Rex Roman Pink Floyd Show, C H Entertainment, Simon Ash
2008, Musical, Henry Hareford, Me and My Girl, London Palladium / Eyebrow Productions, John Sheerman
2006, Musical, Daddy's Assistant, Sweet Charity, Theatre Royal Drury Lane / Eyebrow Productions, John Sheerman
2005, Musical, Various roles, The Next Big Thing, The New Players Theatre, Clive Paget
2003, Musical, Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Sennhieser Studio, Nicholas Phillips
2001, Musical, King Pellinore, Pendragon (Japan Tour), National Youth Music Theatre, Mark Pattenden
2020, Radio, Burt & Various Characters, Sherlock Holmes, Audible UK, David Beck
2018, Radio, Jacky, The Darkwater Bride, Audible UK, David Beck
2016, Radio, Tesman, Hedda Gabler, Audible, David Beck
2016, Radio, Billing, The Enemy of the People, Audible, David Beck
2014, Radio, Michael Dillon, A Gentleman Of My Own Making, Edinburgh Festival / Wireless Theatre Company, David Beck
2014, Radio, Eric, Adam, Eve & Eric, Edinburgh Festival / Wireless Theatre Company, David Beck
2014, Radio, Matt Tripp, Purdy & Chase, Wireless Theatre Company, Emma Hearn
2014, Radio, Narrator, Carried, Wireless Theatre Company, David Beck
2013, Radio, Tod, The Woman on the Bridge (Nominated Best Play), Buxton Festival / Wireless Theatre Company, David Beck
2013, Radio, Pierre Chatelard, Redder Than Roses, Wireless Theatre Company, David Beck
2005, Radio, Ska Band, Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4, Ned Sherrin
2007, Feature Film, Detective Walsh, Inside Out, Palm Tree Productions, Robert Moffat
2007, Feature Film, Jack, Diagnosis: Superstar, Weeble Films, Michael Tchoubouroff
2005, Television, Steve, Two Pints of Lager & Packet of Crisps, BBC Television, Gareth Carrivick
2016, Commercial, Sally's Husband, Irwin Mitchell - Human Touch, VCCP You are Here UK, Tom Connolly
2007, Commercial, Featured Man, Nokia Connectivity, Manifesto Films, Sam Crack
2015, Pantomime, Dame, Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Karen Simpson
2014, Pantomime, Ugly Sister 'Katy P', Cinderella, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Karen Simpson
2013, Pantomime, Fitzwarren & Dom Pedro, Dick Whittington, Harlow Playhouse, Nicholas Collett
2012, Pantomime, Ugly Sister 'Lambrini', Cinderella, Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House, Jill Myers
2011, Pantomime, Genie & Chief Inspector Woo, Aladdin, Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House, Matt Aston


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
African, American-New York, American-Southern States, American-Standard, Birmingham, Bristol, Cockney, Irish-Southern, Lancashire, Liverpool, London*, RP, Scottish-Standard, Welsh-Standard, Wiltshire, Yorkshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Ballad, Ballet, Cabaret Singing, Contemporary Dance, Folk Singing, Guitar, High Baritone*, Jazz Dancing, Period Dancing, Rock Singing, Salsa Dancing, Tenor
Performance:Musical Comedy, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre
(* = highly skilled)
Athletics, Football*, Stage Combat*, Swimming
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Improvisation, Juggling


Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) BA Hons Acting

Globe Education Practitioner - Shakespeare’s Globe

National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain (NYMT)

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT)

LAMDA Acting Gold Medal with Distinction