Bradley James was born 11 October 1983. He is an English actor from Exeter, Devon. He made his television debut in the ITV seriesLewis in 2008 and is best known for portraying King Arthur (previously Prince Arthur) in the BBC television programme Merlin.Personal life
Bradley was born in Exeter, Devon. Bradley and his family then moved from the Exeter to Jacksonville, Florida when he was nine years old. During his time there, he attended Crown Point Elementary School, then Fletcher Middle School and Madeley High. James is a fan of football and participates annually in sporting charity events. When he was younger, he wanted to be either a footballer or an actor.Television career
James first appeared in an episode of Lewis in 2008 and also played the part of Ben in the BBC Three drama Dis/Connected.
He trained at the Drama Centre London. His breakthrough came when he was chosen to play Prince Arthur, who later becomes the legendary King Arthur, in the BBC One fantasy TV series Merlin. Merlin has been a consistent hit series in the U.S.; its first series was shown on the broadcast network NBC and its second, third and fourth series on NBC's affiliate cable network Syfy. Merlin recently ended its 5-year run on BBC One.
James and co-star Colin Morgan, who portrays the title character in Merlin, went on an exploration of Arthurian legends for BBC Wales, The Real Merlin & Arthur, in 2009. Filmography
2008 Lewis - Jack Roth - Episode: Music to die for
2008 Dis/Connected - Ben - TV movie
2008-2012 Merlin - Arthur Pendragon - Main role
2009 Merlin: Secrets and Magic - himself - Documentary 14 episodes
2009 The Real Merlin and Arthur - himself - Documentary with Colin Morgan
2009 Portobello 196 - Jude - Short
2012 Fast Girls - Carl - Movie
2014 Homeland - JG Edgars - 1 episode