James trained at Drama Centre London and has worked consistently in television, theatre and film.
His television credits include Life in Squares, Holby City, Vexed, Casualty, Midsomer Murders and Whitechapel.
Film credits include 27 Memory Lane and My Week With Marilyn.
On stage, James has worked at the Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal and Derngate, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Soho Theatre. Most recently he appeared in two-hander Kicked In the Shitter, at the Hope Theatre.
James has just finished shooting a guest lead in Casualty for the BBC.
James Clay in 'Casualty'
James is about to start shooting a guest lead in ‘Casualty‘ – the BBC’s long-running medical drama.
Reviews for 'Kicked In the Shitter'
First reviews are in forÂ Kicked in the Shitter,Â starring James Clay as ‘Him’.
The press on James andÂ Kicked in the Shitter:
- â€œClay’s heart-wrenching speeches resonate clearly, offering a deep insight into what the world feels like in the head of the suffererâ€¦performances are solid throughout the show, and when the tables turn and it’s His turn to support Her, Clay’s sensitivity matches Budge’s vulnerability on a genuine and touching level.â€ 4 stars, Cindy Marcolina, Broadway World
- â€œClayâ€™s performance puts across an â€˜I wish I could change but I just canâ€™tâ€™ perspective with considerable convictionâ€¦A powerful and poignant play.â€ 4 stars, Chris Omaweng, London Theatre1
James Clay at the Hope Theatre
James has been cast as Him in two-handerÂ Kicked In The Sh*tter, directed by Scott Le Crass, playing at The Hope Theatre from 21st March – 8th April.
James Clay in 'Merlin'
James Clay played Arthur in the Royal & Derngate’s production ofÂ Merlin, directed by Liam Steele.
The press on James andÂ Merlin:
- â€œJames Clay, as a suitably dashing Arthurâ€ The Stage
- â€œJames Clay as the handsome Prince Arthur…[is] delightful…swashbuckling delightâ€ Natasha Hegarty, Reviews Hub
- â€œMr Clay gives a very believable portrayal of a young chap to whom greatness will come if heâ€™s man enough to deal with it…The whole cast are excellent.â€ The Real Chris Sparkle