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Also Known As: Simon D'Arcy Died:
Born: August 24, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession:

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James D'Arcy consistently delivered convincing and multilayered performances throughout the course of his career, whether it was playing a British monarch forced to abdicate his throne to marry an American socialite in "W.E." (2011) or portraying an iconic actor who essayed one of the most demented characters in cinematic history, as he did in the biopic Hitchcock" (2012). The classically trained D'Arcy launched his career with a string of appearances in British TV movies and historical miniseries like "Silent Witness" (BBC, 1996) and "Rebel Heart" (BBC, 2001- ), followed by lead parts in made-for-TV films like Sherlock: Case of Evil" (USA Network, 2002). Playing against type, D'Arcy appeared in many horror films like "Exorcist: The Beginning" (2004) and "An American Haunting" (2005), and delivered a spine-tingling performance in the 2012 thriller "In Their Skin," as a homicidal maniac who keeps a family hostage in their own home. That same year, D'Arcy stepped into the role of Anthony Perkins in the much-anticipated biopic "Hitchcock," bringing to light all of the late actor's nervous idiosyncrasies and unequaled onscreen talent, all of which proved that D'Arcy was one of Hollywood's fastest rising...

James D'Arcy consistently delivered convincing and multilayered performances throughout the course of his career, whether it was playing a British monarch forced to abdicate his throne to marry an American socialite in "W.E." (2011) or portraying an iconic actor who essayed one of the most demented characters in cinematic history, as he did in the biopic Hitchcock" (2012). The classically trained D'Arcy launched his career with a string of appearances in British TV movies and historical miniseries like "Silent Witness" (BBC, 1996) and "Rebel Heart" (BBC, 2001- ), followed by lead parts in made-for-TV films like Sherlock: Case of Evil" (USA Network, 2002). Playing against type, D'Arcy appeared in many horror films like "Exorcist: The Beginning" (2004) and "An American Haunting" (2005), and delivered a spine-tingling performance in the 2012 thriller "In Their Skin," as a homicidal maniac who keeps a family hostage in their own home. That same year, D'Arcy stepped into the role of Anthony Perkins in the much-anticipated biopic "Hitchcock," bringing to light all of the late actor's nervous idiosyncrasies and unequaled onscreen talent, all of which proved that D'Arcy was one of Hollywood's fastest rising stars with unlimited emotional range.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Let's Be Cops (2014)
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 Hitchcock (2012)
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 Overnight (2012)
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 Cloud Atlas (2012)
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 Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Father William Francis
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Acted stage productions including "Heracles," "As You Like It," and "Sherlock Holmes" while attending London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
1996:
Made TV acting debut on BBC series "Silent Witness"
1997:
Feature film debut, "Wilde" opposite Stephen Fry, Jude Law, and Vanessa Redgrave
2001:
Played title role in British TV-movie production "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby"
2002:
Cast as titular detective in "Sherlock" (USA Network)
2003:
Co-starred opposite Russell Crowe in adventure drama "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
2004:
Cast as a priest in Renny Harlin directed horror "Exorcist: The Beginning"
2006:
Played Tiberius Gracchus on BBC1 drama documentary series "Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire"
2010:
Landed recurring role on "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (ITV)
2011:
Co-starred as King Edward VIII in "W.E."; film directed by Madonna
2012:
Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
2012:
Portrayed Anthony Perkins in "Hitchcock" biopic opposite Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren
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Education

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA): - 1995

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