Bradley James (II)
Arthur Pendragon on Merlin
10/11/1983, Exeter, Devon, England, UK
Recurring Role (1)
Following his childhood dream of becoming an actor, British born actor Bradley James attended the Drama Centre London pursuing a professional acting career. It would lead him to take part in over half a dozen plays and some other small tv show appearances, making his television debut in an episode of the ITV series Lewis. He also played a small part in the BBC Three drama Dis/Connected before getting a starring role in the BBC One fantasy series Merlin in 2008, where he plays a teenager prince Arthur who will become the legendary king of Camelot of the Arthurian mythology.
Exeter, Devon, England, UK
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- Trivia & Quotes
Bradley James: (About obsessed fans) There's some pretty intense people out there. I get a weird selection of gifts but it's very kind of people to send you gifts and say: well done. It's very flattering.
Bradley James: I just started on Twitter because someone was pretending to be me, which was really annoying. The worst thing about it was that during the [football] World Cup, they predicted that Uruguay were going to win, which was ridiculous! I was like: Right, that's it, I'm getting on Twitter. Having people think that my football judgement was so poor was offensive and so I had to put the record straight. I'm now @bradleyjames on Twitter. We'll see how long that lasts before the vast amount of crazy messages I receive scares me away.
Bradley James: (About the parts he'd choose to perform on stage) In typical actor fashion there's a number of Shakespeare parts that people have written down in their mind. Straight away I think Mercutio, love to give that a go and Richard III at some stage but you know, I'll have to get a few years behind me but Richard III will be a lot of fun to play. There's numerous roles which I've seen people perform and been very jealous of and: 'I wanna do that, get off the stage, give me the part'. So hopefully in years to come I'll get the opportunity to do that.
Bradley James: (About his earlies memory from the theathre) My earliest memory from the theatre was going to see a pantomime in Bath and Aladdin said something like: 'Oh, what's in that cave?' or something and: 'I'm a bit scared. I don't want to go in.' And the audience was really quiet. And a little voice that belonged to a four year old went: 'I'll go in there!' And everyone turned round to the little voice and my parents suddenly looked down to see me, jumping up and down: 'I'll go in there!' And I shouted out loud at a pantomime. And I'd honestly been that sort of engrossed in the performance in the world that they'd created that I felt the need to rescue Aladdin from his peril and help him out by going in the dark cave.
Bradley James: (About performing on stage) The idea of the audience and the cast sort of giving that energy back and forth makes it a very interactive experience because you can't really do that when you're watching something on screen because the performance's already been given, the energy levels have been set and it won't alter with regards to how the audience feels about it. When you're here, the atmosphere that theatre creates is all around you it's just something... I'd like to avoid using the word magical but I think it's kind of a very good word for it. I can't think of... there's a mystery to it and... nah just go with it. Magical.
(A Night Less Ordinary Interview - Tricycle Theatre, London. November 5, 2009)
2013 Public Appearances:
-June 21st-23rd, 2013: Supanova Expo, Sidney, Australia.
-June 28th-30th, 2013: Supanova Expo, Perth, Australia.
-April 20th, 2013: 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at JW Marriott, Los Angeles, California.
-April 2013: Evil Dead at ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood, LA.
-February 9th, 2013: Family Equality Council's Los Angeles Awards Dinner, Globe Theater, Universal Studios Hollywood, LA.
-January 23rd, 2013: National Television Awards, O2 Arena, London.
Bradley learns and practices his lines with a dictaphone.
-September 2012, Radio Times magazine.
2012 Public Appearances:
-December 20th, 2012: Wicked Musical Annual Media Night, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London.
-November 22nd, 2012: But I CD Only Whisper, Arcola Theatre, London.
-October 21st, 2012: T4.
-October 17th, 2012: Loserville musical, Garrick Theatre, London, UK.
-August 11th, 2012: Olympic Games, London, UK.
-June 2nd, 2012: Celebrity Soccer Six 2012, Burnley Football Club, Burnley.
-May 20th, 2012: Soccer Six tournament, West Ham United FC, Upton Park, Newham, London.
-March 17th, 2012: Rugby world championship 6 Nations Grand Slam final at Cardiff Stadium, Wales.
-January 25th, 2012: National Television Awards, O2 Arena, London.
-January 14th, 2012: I Think, Therefore filming at Leadenhall Market, London.
-January 12th, 2012: Hamlet production starring Michael Sheen at the Young Vic in Southwark/London with Merlin co-star Colin Morgan.
Bradley used to babysit three children before becoming an actor.