James Aldred

Height 5’8″ (172cm)

Eyes Hazel

Hair Dark Brown

Playing Age 24-32

Languages : English*, French, Russian

James is a highly skilled actor and musician who trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. He has a passion for physical theatre, as well as exceptional language skills with a degree in French and Russian from Oxford University.

James has a broad range of professional experience on both stage and screen, as well as performing in a series of bilingual (French/English) performances this year. He is particularly interested in modern interpretations of classic(al) texts, and the impact of incorporating physical theatre techniques.

In 2020, James co-founded the Cheap Art theatre company, producing and starring in sell-out show Mosquito at the White Bear Theatre in January 2022. He is passionate about creating small-scale work that holds ‘play’ at its core, giving artists the freedom to explore and experiment without expectation.

James is also a skilled singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – playing guitar, bass, piano and drums. He writes, records and performs music under the name sugarcoat, releasing debut album Gradualia in late 2020, and more recently performing live with a full four-piece band.