James Chalmers (born September, 1974) is a British actor. He was educated at Eagle House School in Berkshire and Bradfield College. He then went to Edinburgh University between 1994 - 1998, to do a BSc in Civil Engineering.
He then trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), London, with fellow students Daisy Haggard and Benedict Cumberbatch, graduating in 2000.
He is most known on stage, for his role in Tamar's Revenge (by Tirso de Molina 2004) performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played the lead role of Absalom. In that season he also appeared in Pedro, the Great Pretender (by Miguel de Cervantes), Dog in a Manger (by Lope De Vega), and House of Desires(by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz).
In 2006, he guest starred in the The Bill as Environmental Protection Officer Alistair Maddison. In 2008, he guest starred in the Casualty as the scam artist Steve Denver.
In 2007, he joined the 'Presence Theatre Limited' (a charity performering arts company) in Guildford.
In 2008, he played the lead 'Johnny Hooker' in the new British zombie movie Within The Woods directed by Luke Massey.