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James Frain

Highest Rated:   96% Shadowlands (1993)
Lowest Rated:   21% Into the Blue (2005)
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A swarthy, versatile performer possessed of a strong screen presence, British actor James Frain first made an impression on audiences with his portrayal of a rebellious young student opposite Anthony Hopkins in Shadowlands (1993). A graduate of London's Central School of Speech and Drama, he then did strong work in Mike Newell's An Awfully Big Adventure (1994) and Thaddeus O' Sullivan's acclaimed Nothing Personal (1995), the latter of which cast him as the leader of a militant anti-IRA group. Frain's international recognition increased in 1998, thanks to strong performances in two highly acclaimed films, Elizabeth and Hilary and Jackie. The first featured him in a supporting role as Spaniard Alvaro de la Quadra, while in the latter, he played pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, the husband of musical prodigy Jaqueline DuPre (Emily Watson).Frain's profile was given even greater exposure in 1999, when he appeared in a number of star-studded films. Titus, Julie Taymor's lavish adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus cast Frain as Bassianus, while István Szabó's equally lavish epic Sunshine -- a drama chronicling over a century of history in a family of Hungarian Jews -- saw him playing Ralph Fiennes' hot-tempered brother. Vigo: Passion for Life, meanwhile, starred Frain as the title character, a French filmmaker whose movies were as influential as his life was brief. In 2000, John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games thrust the actor into the more modern milieu of underworld crime alongside the likes of Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, and Charlize Theron. Later that same year, he displayed his softer side in Where the Heart Is, playing an awkward, kind-hearted small town librarian who falls in love with a young single mother (Natalie Portman). Forliani stayed busy throughout the 2000s, winning praise for her work in the critically acclaimed fantasy drama Northfolk (2003), which also starred James Woods and Nick Nolte. She appeared in director Christopher Guest's playful send-up of Hollywood during awards season, For Your Consideration, in 2006, though she is better known for her portrayal of medical examiner Peyton Driscoll in CSI: NY (2006-2007). In 2008 she joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Not Forgotten to play a supporting role, and returned to the small screen in 2011 to play the part of Igraine in Camelot, a short-lived television series from STARZ. After taking a reoccurring role in 24's fourth season (2005), Frain portrayed Tomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex in season of HBO's period drama The Tudors throughout its three season run (2007-2009). He played a caretaker in Water for Elephants (starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson) in 2011, and co-starred with James Caviezel in the crime comedy Transit in 2012.In addition to his screen work, Frain has performed in a number of stage productions. He has worked with such prestigious groups as the Peter Hall Company in London's West End and Stratford-Upon-Avon's Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Architect
  • Miles Moss
2016
No Score Yet Born of War
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Alpha Alert
  • Actor
2014
31% The Lone Ranger
  • Barret
$89.3M 2013
27% All Things To All Men
  • Attorney General
2013
No Score Yet Going for Gold
  • Jack Beresford
2012
60% Water for Elephants
  • Rosie's Caretaker
$58.8M 2011
51% Tron Legacy
  • Jarvis
$172.1M 2010
No Score Yet Dark Relic
  • Sir Gregory
2010
46% Everybody's Fine
  • Tom
$8.9M 2009
60% Quid Pro Quo
  • Father Dave
2008
No Score Yet The Miracle Maker
  • Thomas
2007
No Score Yet The Front Line
  • Eddie Gilroy
2007
21% Into the Blue
  • Reyes
$18.5M 2005
No Score Yet Spartacus
  • David
2004
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Dick Goodwin
2002
73% The Count of Monte Cristo
  • J.F. Villefort
$54.2M 2002
No Score Yet Armadillo
  • Lorimer Black
2001
73% Sunshine
  • Gustave Sonnenschein
2000
35% Where the Heart Is
  • Forney Hall
2000
25% Reindeer Games (Deception)
  • Nick
2000
No Score Yet Arabian Nights
  • Actor
2000
68% Titus
  • Bassianus
1999
No Score Yet Vigo
  • Actor
1999
86% Hilary and Jackie
  • Daniel Barenboim
1998
82% Elizabeth
  • Alvaro de la Quadra
1998
No Score Yet What Rats Won't Do
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Red Meat
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Mill on the Floss
  • Philip Wakem
1997
No Score Yet Rasputin
  • Prince Felix Yussoupov
1996
No Score Yet Red Meat
  • Victor
1996
No Score Yet Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
  • Robert
1996
33% An Awfully Big Adventure
  • John Harbour
1995
No Score Yet Loch Ness
  • Adrian Foote
1995
No Score Yet Nothing Personal
  • Kenny
1995
96% Shadowlands
  • Peter Whistler
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Gotham
2014
  • Theo Galavan
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% True Detective
2014-2015
  • Kevin Burris
  • 2015
39% Intruders
2014
  • Richard Shepherd
  • 2014
46% Reckless
2014
  • Stanford Ashby
  • 2014
78% The White Queen
2013
  • Lord Warwick
  • 2013
86% Grimm
2011
  • Eric Renard
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Terry Murphy
  • 2012
89% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • James Forte
  • 2011
45% The Cape
2011
  • Peter Fleming Peter Fleming/Chess
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jeffrey Hughes
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Richard Ellison
  • 2010
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2010
0% Miami Medical
2010
  • Brian
  • 2010
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Franklin Mott
  • 2010
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Gordon Myhill
  • 2010
  • 2009
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Actor
  • 2009
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Tom
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Martin Gold
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • McClellan
  • 2009
71% The Tudors
2007-2010
  • Tomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex Thomas Cromwell
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Derek
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Allister McClair
  • 2007
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Paul Raines
  • 2005
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • David Calley
  • 2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Philip Wakem
  • 1997
No Score Yet Star Trek: Discovery
2017
  • Sarek

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