James Bradley Cartmell is a British actor born on August 11th, 2000. He was educated at Kirkham Grammar School in Lancashire, where he had acting and voice lessons from an early age. James discovered his love for acting when he began performing pieces of acting to family before later becoming a member of the Lytham Academy of Theatre Arts (LATA), his local theatre and appeared in the school’s production of Oliver! in 2017
He took inspiration from Lin-Manual Miranda, Miles Teller and Brendon Urie, lead vocalist for the band “Panic! at the Disco”. He soon began auditioning for roles and was hooked on playing characters of very different and exciting roles.
James was a finalist at the Ares Production’s ‘A Night at the Agora 2017’ talent competition in Manchester where he performed a piece from ‘The Hideaway’, an original play written by West End director and playwright Alfie James. Later that year he was cast in his first West End role in the production of Milked by Simon Longman, directed by Alfie James at The Arts Theatre, London.
In 2018, James was cast to be the narrator for the new children’s book Little George and The Christmas Socks written by Joe Malerba. In September 2018, James played the role of The Mind in the acclaimed sell out theatre production of Borderline Electra in Manchester, directed by Stevie Helps and presented by the New Live Theatre Company. The production went on to be nominated for ‘Best Drama’ at Salford Arts Awards 2018 after a sold-out run at The Lowry theatre. James then went on to study at Cynthia Bain’s Young Actor Studio in Los Angeles.
In 2020, James was cast as the lead role of Wally in the new DreamWorks Animation ‘Where’s Wally’ which is available internationally including Sky TV in the UK. The series was quickly renewed for a second season which has since been released.
Later that year whilst James was in Los Angeles it was announced he would be the voice of Gilber, one of the series leads on the new Original Netflix series ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ by DreamWorks Animation with DHX Media. The show is based on the P.D Eastman / Dr Seuss book ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ and will premier on Netflix 26 January 2021.
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