James Frain

Biography: James Frain is the oldest of eight children. His father was a stockbroker and his mother a teacher. Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, James was raised in Essex.
He has a degree in drama from the University of East Anglia and also graduated from London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
He was discovered by Sir Richard Attenborough who directed him alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins in 1993's Shadowlands, Frain's feature film debut.
Other roles include Kenny in Nothing Personal, Alvaro de la Quadra in Elizabeth, and Daniel Barenboim in Hilary and Jackie. James has gained a higher profile, appearing in Titus, again alongside Anthony Hopkins, and with his phenomenal portrayal of Forney in Where the Heart Is, opposite Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd. In 2002, James appeared in the remake of The Count of Monte Cristo with James Caviezel and Guy Pierce. Most recently, James has appeared in the television series The Tudors as Thomas Cromwell.

James Frain's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 50
Highest Metascore: 78 Hilary and Jackie
Lowest Metascore: 30 Where the Heart Is
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
37 The Lone Ranger Jul 3, 2013 Cast / Barret 6.5
52 Water for Elephants Apr 22, 2011 Rosie's Caretaker 7.0
49 TRON: Legacy Dec 17, 2010 Jarvis 7.1
47 Everybody's Fine Dec 4, 2009 Tom 7.3
45 Into the Blue Sep 30, 2005 Reyes 5.6
61 The Count of Monte Cristo Jan 25, 2002 J.F. Villefort 8.3
71 Sunshine Jun 9, 2000 Gustave Sonnenschein 8.6
30 Where the Heart Is Apr 28, 2000 Forney Hull 7.8
37 Reindeer Games Feb 25, 2000 Nick 5.7
78 Hilary and Jackie Dec 30, 1998 Danny 8.4