Spouse Shana Louise (m. 1988)
Role Film actor
|Name James Wilby|
Years active Since 1982
|Born 20 February 1958 (age 57) (1958-02-20) Rangoon, Burma|
Children Jesse Jack Wilby, Nathaniel Jerome Wilby, Florence Hannah Mary Wilby, Barnaby John Loxley Wilby
Education Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Sedbergh School, Durham University
TV shows Island at War, Mother Love, Crocodile Shoes
Movies Maurice, It's Gradiva Who Is Calling Y, A Summer Story, Gosford Park, Howards End
Similar People James Ivory, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Ismail Merchant, Michael Gambon
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James Jonathon Wilby (born 20 February 1958) is an English film, television and theatre actor.
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- Early life and education
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Early life and education
Wilby was born in Rangoon, Burma to a corporate executive father. He was educated at Terrington Hall School, North Yorkshire and Sedbergh School in Cumbria, and from there went on to study for a degree in Mathematics at Grey College, University of Durham, and then at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Wilby's first appearance on screen was in the Oxford Film Company 1982 production Privileged alongside Hugh Grant. He is known to an international audience for roles in Maurice (1987), for which he received Venice Film Festival's Best Actor award with co-star Hugh Grant. He then starred in A Handful of Dust (1988), for which he won the Bari Film Festival Best Actor award. Then came A Tale of Two Cities (1989), Howards End (1992), the critically acclaimed Regeneration (1997), Ismail Merchant's Cotton Mary (1999), Gosford Park (2001) and Alain Robbe-Grillet's C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle (2006) co-starring Arielle Dombasle which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
On stage, he starred in the 1995 revival of John Osborne's A Patriot for Me by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre. He then appeared in a production of 'Helping Harry' at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2001; as well, in 2004, he appeared as the title character in a run of 'Don Juan' at the Lyric Theatre. Other, more recent theatre productions James has starred in include a tour of 'Less Than Kind' (2012) by Terence Rattigan, 'On Emotion'(2008) at the Soho Theatre, and 'The Consultant' (2011) by Neil Fleming and the Hydrocracker Theatre Company at Theatre 503 in London.
He is married to Shana Louise and has four children: Barnaby John Loxley, Florence Hannah Mary, Nathaniel Jerome and Jesse Jack. One of his many hobbies includes yachting. He is also an experienced and well-read wine connoisseur.