James was born in 1965 in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, where he attended the local school, Coleraine Academical Institution. He has three older sisters. He later abandoned a French degree (and an aim to be a French teacher) to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
James has appeared in many successful UK Television shows, such as Cold Feet, Murphy's Law and Jekyll.
James is married to Sonia Forbes-Adam since 1994, and they have two children: Peggy (b. 1998) and Mary (b. 2001).
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