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Born: February 20, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: actor

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A handsome, athletic blond British lead, James Wilby garnered his first film success as the title character of "Maurice" (1987), the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of E M Forster's novel about an Edwardian youth coming of age and coming to terms with his homosexuality.

A handsome, athletic blond British lead, James Wilby garnered his first film success as the title character of "Maurice" (1987), the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of E M Forster's novel about an Edwardian youth coming of age and coming to terms with his homosexuality.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lady Godiva (2008)
2.
3.
 Gradiva (2007)
4.
 De-Lovely (2004) Edward Thomas
5.
 Lady Chatterley (2003) Sir Clifford Chatterley
6.
 Jump Tomorrow (2001) Nathan
7.
 Gosford Park (2001) The Honorable Freddie Nesbitt
8.
 Cotton Mary (1999) John Macintosh
9.
 Tom's Midnight Garden (1998) Uncle Alan
10.
 Original Sin (1997) Gerard Etienne
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1982:
Screen acting debut in "Privileged"; co-starred with Hugh Grant
1983:
Made West End acting debut in "Another Country"
1987:
Starred in title role of the Merchant-Ivory production "Maurice"; starred opposite Hugh Grant
1989:
Played Sidney Carton in TV production of "A Tale of Two Cities" (aired on PBS)
1990:
Potrayed Diana Rigg's son in the acclaimed British TV drama "Mother Love" (aired in USA on PBS' "Mystery!")
1992:
Co-starred in the Merchant-Ivory production "Howards End"
1992:
Had featured role in British TV adaptation of "Adam Bede"
1993:
Played Sir Clifford Chatterly in BBC production of "Lady Chatterley"; co-starred with Joely Richardson and Sean Bean; released theatrically abroad
1995:
Returned to the London stage as star of the revival of John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me"
1997:
Portrayed Sigfried Sassoon in Gillies MacKinnon's "Regeneration"
1998:
Starred in the TV miniseries "The Woman in White" (aired in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre")
1999:
Cast as a dissolute Englishman in India in "Cotton Mary"
2001:
Portrayed a scheming guest at the titular home in "Gosford Park"
2002:
Cast as King George VI in the biographical drama "Bertie and Elizabeth"; aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre"
2004:
Featured in "De-lovely" with Kevin Kline as the legendary American composer Cole Porter
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Education

Sedburgh College: -
Durham University: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England - 1983

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wife:
Shana Wilby.

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son:
Barnaby Wilby.

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