James Frain

James Frain

Highest Rated: 100% Path to War (2002)

Lowest Rated: 21% Into the Blue (2005)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1968

Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

Actor James Frain was a quintessential chameleon. Regardless of the role he portrayed - whether it was a sinister Spaniard in "Elizabeth" (1998), a classical pianist in "Hilary and Jackie" (1998), or a soft-spoken librarian in "Where the Heart Is" (2000) - Frain always extracted hidden layers of his characters' emotions and brought them to the forefront. Frain also delivered strong performances on the action drama "24" (Fox, 2001-10) as well as on the critically acclaimed Showtime miniseries "The Tudors" (2007-10), as a commoner who rises to power as King Henry VIII's ally. But it was Frain's impressive turn as a psychotic vampire obsessed with a human on the award-winning HBO series "True Blood" (2008-14) that put him on the map and successfully showcased his range as a performer.

Highest rated movies

Path to War
Hilary and Jackie
Elizabeth
Sunshine
The Count of Monte Cristo
Titus
Water for Elephants
Tron: Legacy

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 25% Headlock Dr. A (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 37% The Architect Miles Moss (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 35% Born of War Simon (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 17% Alpha Alert Andrews (Character) - 2013
31% 51% The Lone Ranger Barret (Character) $89.3M 2013
50% 30% Transit Marek (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 83% Bert and Dickie Jack Beresford (Character) - 2012
60% 70% Water for Elephants Rosie's Caretaker (Character) $58.7M 2011
No Score Yet 13% Dark Relic Sir Gregory (Character) - 2010
51% 63% Tron: Legacy Jarvis (Character) $172.1M 2010
48% 53% Everybody's Fine Tom (Character) $8.9M 2009
No Score Yet 67% The Front Line Eddie Gilroy (Character) - 2006
21% 57% Into the Blue Reyes (Character) $18.5M 2005
No Score Yet 68% Spartacus David (Character) - 2004
100% 73% Path to War Richard Goodwin (Character) - 2002
73% 88% The Count of Monte Cristo Villefort (Character) $54.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Armadillo Lorimer Black (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 86% The Miracle Maker Thomas (Character) - 2000
35% 76% Where the Heart Is Forney Hall (Character) $33.8M 2000
25% 27% Reindeer Games Nick (Character) $23.4M 2000
74% 81% Sunshine Gustave Sonnenschein (Character) $6.1M 1999
69% 86% Titus Bassianus (Character) $1.9M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vigo: Passion for Life Jean Vigo (Character) - 1998
88% 83% Hilary and Jackie Daniel Barenboim (Character) $4.9M 1998
83% 86% Elizabeth Alvaro de la Quadra (Character) $30.1M 1998
No Score Yet 48% What Rats Won't Do Jack (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 26% The Mill on the Floss Philip Wakem (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 39% Robinson Crusoe Robert/Defoe's Publisher (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 28% Loch Ness Adrian Foote (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 0% Red Meat Victor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 79% Rasputin Prince Felix Yusupov (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Nothing Personal Kenny (Character) $5.6K 1995
No Score Yet 100% Devils Advocate Doctor Vesti (Character) - 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showtrial Damian Campbell (Character) 2021
95% 89% Elementary Odin Reichenbach (Character) 2019
67% 47% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
87% 36% Star Trek: Discovery Ambassador Sarek (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Sebastian Wake (Guest Star) 2017
93% 92% Orphan Black Ferdinand (Guest Star) 2015-2017
77% 67% Gotham Theo Galavan (Character) 2015-2016
78% 75% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
86% 77% Marvel's Agent Carter Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
39% 65% Intruders Richard Shepherd (Character) 2014
38% 87% Reckless Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
74% 75% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
89% 89% Grimm Eric Renard (Guest Star) 2012-2013
80% 84% The White Queen Lord Warwick (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
88% 95% Burn Notice James Forte (Guest Star) 2011
41% 42% The Cape Peter Fleming (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
68% 73% True Blood Franklin Mott (Character) 2010
92% 88% Leverage John Douglas Keller (Guest Star) 2010
69% 84% The Tudors Thomas Cromwell (Character) 2010
0% 100% Miami Medical Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
80% 78% FlashForward Gordon Myhill (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
57% 77% Californication Paul Rider (Guest Star) 2009
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Martin Gold (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me McClellan (Guest Star) 2009
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Phillip Ashmore / Phillip Andrews (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dean Holiday (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
83% 85% The Closer Paul Andrews (Guest Star) 2006
80% 88% Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
44% No Score Yet Threshold Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Unknown (Character) 2005
87% 87% 24 Paul Raines (Guest Star) 2005
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996