James has worked as an actor in film, television and theatre. He also works as a Senior Acting Tutor here at LAMDA. As a director, his productions include The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove and Closing Time by Owen McCafferty, both at the National Theatre; translating and directing Aeschylus’ Suppliants at the Gate Theatre; Katherine Burger’s Morphic Resonance at the Donmar Warehouse; and the installation Convictions at the Crumlin Road Courthouse. As Associate Director at the Liverpool Playhouse he directed Twelfth Night and he also directed David Harrower’s play Presence at the Royal Court. More recently he directed his own translation of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound in the abandoned Sound night club in London’s West End. This production transferred to New York CSC.