Trivia and 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)
Bradley James: (About having being voted 'Hottie of the Week' by MTV watchers) It has very little effect on my life, it was very flattering. I look like my Mum so I said: 'Mum, there you go, the gene pool is top trumps'.
Bradley James: (About his mother) My mum plays her cards very close to her chest, but she hasn't been able to do that very well with this show. Every time I get home, she'll go: 'Do you have the next episode for me yet?' So I guess there are a few signs of pride there. (OK magazine, Sept 15, 2009)
Bradley James: (About the most challenging scene in Merlin season 2) The most important scene for Arthur in this series is a brief encounter that involves his mother, who's dead. I have a very strong relationship with my mother, she's been both my parents at once for years, and she's been an inspiration. (OK magazine, Sept 15, 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.
2011 Public Appearances:
-December 21st, 2011: Fast Girls wrap party.
-December 20th, 2011: BBC Radio Ulster with Merlin co-star Colin Morgan.
-December 19th, 2011: the Andy Potter Show on BBC Radio Derby with Merlin co-star Colin Morgan.
-December 19th, 2011: BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Merlin co-star Colin Morgan.
-December 19th, 2011: the Jamie Owen and Louise Elliot Show on BBC Radio Wales with Merlin co-star Colin Morgan.
-December 3rd, 2011: Fast Girls filming, Crystal Palace Sports Centre, London.
-November 26th, 2011: ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena, London.
-September 15th, 2011: London BFI Southbank Merlin Season 4EP1 Preview and Q&A with Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath and Executive Producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy.
-August 13th, 2011: Wales vs England rugby World Cup warm-up game, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, UK.
-August 12th, 2011: Empire Big Screen TV Showcase, O2 arena, London with Merlin Executive Producer Johnny Capps and show writer Julian Jones.
-July 24th, 2011: San Diego Comic Con Merlin Panel with Anthony Head, Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath.
-July 2nd, 2011: Merlin panel at the Comic Con Expo in Paris with Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath and show writer Julian Jones.
-June 5th, 2011: Celebrity Soccer Six, Burnley Stadium, Lancashire.
-May 29th, 2011: The Big Match 2011, Charity football match in aid of the UHNS Paediatric ICU at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium.
-May 21st, 2011: Arts Legends Weekend football match, London.
-April 2011: Football match with Sully FC U12s.
-April 9th, 2011: Merlin panel at the Kapow Comic Con, London with Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath, Angel Coulby and Executive Producer Johnny Capps.
-March 26th 2011: England vs Wales European Championship Qualifying match at the Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, UK.
Voice-overs: Family Multimedia Guide of the 'Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead' British Museum Exhibition.
Bradley lived for four years in the USA when his parents moved to the Beaches, Jacksonville in Florida. When he was 9 years old he went to Crown Point Elementary School first, then to Fletcher Middle. Before that, he attented Roundstone Preparatory School in Trowbridge, UK.