James D'Arcy
James D'Arcy

Actor Biography

James D'Arcy was most recently seen in the Fox comedy Let's Be Cops, in which he played the villain; Hitchcock, as Anthony Perkins, alongside Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel; and the Wachowskis' Warner Bros. feature Cloud Atlas, opposite Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. He also starred in the dramas The Domino Effect and John Huddles' After the Dark, and the series Those Who Kill, opposite Chloë Sevigny. He recently guest-starred on the upcoming second season of Broadchurch and stars in the upcoming WB feature Jupiter Ascending, opposite Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, for the Wachowskis.

His other recent film credits include the independents In Their Skin; the comedy Overnight; and Madonna's historically based romance W.E., in which he portrayed King Edward VIII, starring opposite Andrea Riseborough.

Among D'Arcy's previous features are the drama Screwed; Rise: Blood Hunter, starring Lucy Liu; An American Haunting, with Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland; Renny Harlin's Exorcist: The Beginning; Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany; Dot the I, with Gael García Bernal, and Tom Hardy; and William Boyd's war film The Trench, starring Daniel Craig.

D'Arcy graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in July 1995 and quickly became a popular face on British screens with lead roles as Nicholas Hawthorne in Ruth Rendell's Bribery and Corruption,  Lord Cheshire in The Canterville Ghost and Jonathan Maybury in The Ice House. His additional television credits include the BBC hit miniseries The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling; Sherlock Holmes: Case of Evil; POW and Stephen Whittaker's The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. More recently, he starred as Tom Bertram in Mansfield Park, opposite Billie Piper, fellow Marvel 's Agent Carter actress Hayley Atwell and Blake Ritson, and had a recurring role in the hit series The Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

In 2002, D'Arcy was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award for his portrayal of Piers Gaveston in Michael Grandage's production of Edward II, at the Crucible Theatre, where he performed opposite Joseph Fiennes and Lloyd Owen.