Oct. 11th, 1983
Exeter, Devon, England, UK
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Bradley James (born October 11, 1983) in Exeter, Devon. He made his television debut in the ITV series Lewis in 2008 and is best known for portraying King Arthur (previously Prince Arthur) in the BBC television programme Merlin. He and his family then moved to Jacksonville, Florida when he was nine years old. During his time there, he attended Crown Point Elementary School and then Fletcher Middle School before attending Madeley High School in Madeley, England.
James is a fan of football and participates annually in sporting charity events. When he we younger he wanted to play football professionally, or spend his time acting. He seems to have figured out how to do both. At recent charity events he is often joined by the knights of the round table whom he has remained close friends with including Morgan who played Merlin on the show. His first appeared in an episode of Lewis in 2008 and also played the part of Ben in the BBC Three drama Dis/Connected.
He trained at the Drama Centre London. His breakthrough came when he was chosen to play Prince Arthur, who later becomes the legendary King Arthur, in the BBC One fantasy TV series Merlin. Merlin has been a consistent hit series in the U.S.; its first series was shown on the broadcast network NBC and its second, third and fourth series on NBC's affiliate cable network Syfy. Merlin ended its 5-year run on BBC One. James and co-star 'Colin Morgan' went on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009.
- Went to the Drama Centre London with Santiago Cabrera.
- He loves playing football.