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James Wilby is a Actor British born on 20 february 1958 at Yangon (Birmanie)

James Wilby

James Wilby
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 february 1958 (61 years) at Yangon (Birmanie)

James Jonathon Wilby (born 20 February 1958) is an English film, television and theatre actor.


He is married to Shana Louise and has four children: Barnaby John Loxley, Florence Hannah Mary, Nathaniel Jerome and Jesse Jack. One of his many hobbies includes yachting. He is also an experienced and well-read wine connoisseur.

Best films

Howards End (1992)

Usually with

James Ivory
James Ivory
(3 films)
Rupert Graves
Rupert Graves
(4 films)
Simon Callow
Simon Callow
(4 films)
Bob Balaban
Bob Balaban
(1 films)
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Filmography of James Wilby (29 films)

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The Sense of an Ending, 1h48
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, Freya Mavor
Roles David Ford, le père de Veronica
Rating62% 3.149093.149093.149093.149093.14909
Vieil homme divorcé et retraité, Tony Webster est hanté par son passé tumultueux, jalonné d'histoires d'amour chaotiques et d'amitiés brisées.
Shadows In The Sun, 1h21
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jean Simmons, James Wilby, Ophélia lovibond, Jamie Dornan
Roles Robert
Rating62% 3.1434853.1434853.1434853.1434853.143485
A mysterious stranger brings together a family that has lost its way. Hannah (Jean Simmons) is suffering from a chronic illness, smoking cannabis for respite, and has formed an unlikely friendship with a much younger man, Joe (Jamie Dornan).She lives perfectly happy with her poetry, garden and friend Joe but when
Third Girl
Third Girl (2008)
, 1h40
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Jemima Rooper, David Yelland, Zoë Wanamaker, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Mison
Roles Andrew Restarick
Rating78% 3.936753.936753.936753.936753.93675
Norma Restarick rend visite à Poirot pour lui demander de l'aide : elle pense avoir commis un meurtre. Mais finalement elle juge Poirot trop vieux pour résoudre l'énigme et s'enfuit. Piqué au vif, celui-ci décide d'enquêter et il a la surprise de voir que la voisine de Norma n'est autre que son amie écrivain Ariadne Oliver. Celle-ci l'aide alors à résoudre le meurtre de l'ancienne nounou de Norma...
Clapham Junction, 1h39
Directed by Adrian Shergold
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors David Jeremy Leon, James Wilby, Joseph Mawle, Rachael Blake, Samantha Bond, Luke Treadaway
Rating71% 3.5941753.5941753.5941753.5941753.594175
D'une cérémonie pour un mariage civil homosexuel jusqu'à un diner un peu houleux, cinq histoires se croisent à Londres de l'école au travail, des bars aux clubs pendant une chaude nuit d'été.
It's Gradiva Who Is Calling You
Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Arielle Dombasle, James Wilby, Dany Verissimo-Petit, Marie Espinosa, Farida Khelfa
Roles John Locke
Rating58% 2.9149752.9149752.9149752.9149752.914975
Au Maroc, un homme, qui étudie Delacroix, aperçoit une femme mystérieuse, lumineuse, tout de blanc vêtue, traverser les rues de la ville. Il la suit, obsédé.
De-Lovely (2004)
, 2h5
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally, Sandra Nelson, Allan Corduner
Roles Edward Thomas
Rating65% 3.2991353.2991353.2991353.2991353.299135
As he is about to die, Porter's life flashes before him in the form of a musical production staged by the archangel Gabriel in the Indiana theater where the composer first performed on stage.
Sparkling Cyanide, 2h
Directed by Tristram Powell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors Pauline Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Kenneth Cranham, Susan Hampshire, Jonathan Firth, Clare Holman
Roles Stephen Farraday
Rating53% 2.673422.673422.673422.673422.67342
Les époux Reece et Kendall, agents secrets et détectives privés à la retraite, doivent reprendre du service pour élucider la mort de Rosemary Barton.
Bertie and Elizabeth, 1h38
Directed by Giles Foster
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors James Wilby, Juliet Aubrey, Alan Bates, David Burke, Dolly Wells, Charles Edwards
Roles King George VI, aka 'Bertie'
Rating71% 3.583133.583133.583133.583133.58313
The film begins with the initial meeting between the then Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and then moves on through their courtship, marriage, succession to the throne after the abdication of Edward VIII, and World War II.
Gosford Park, 2h17
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Eileen Atkins, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant
Roles Freddie Nesbitt
Rating71% 3.5991853.5991853.5991853.5991853.599185
In November 1932, Constance, Countess of Trentham (Maggie Smith), and her lady's maid, Mary MacEachran (Kelly Macdonald) travel to Gosford Park for the weekend. On the way, they encounter actor Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), American film producer Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban) and Weissman's valet, Henry Denton (Ryan Phillippe). At the house, they are greeted by Lady Trentham's niece Lady Sylvia McCordle (Kristin Scott Thomas), her husband Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon), and their daughter, Isobel (Camilla Rutherford). The other guests include Lady Sylvia's sisters, Louisa, Lady Stockbridge (Geraldine Somerville) and Lady Lavinia Meredith (Natasha Wightman) and their husbands, Raymond, Lord Stockbridge (Charles Dance) and Commander Anthony Meredith (Tom Hollander). Also in attendance are the Honourable Freddie Nesbitt (James Wilby) and his wife, Mabel (Claudie Blakley); Isobel's suitor, Lord Rupert Standish (Laurence Fox) and his friend Jeremy Blond (Trent Ford).
Jump Tomorrow, 1h37
Directed by Joel Hopkins
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tunde Adebimpe, Hippolyte Girardot, Natalia Verbeke, James Wilby, Arthur Anderson, Patricia Mauceri
Roles Nathan
Rating71% 3.59343.59343.59343.59343.5934
Three days before his wedding, George meets two intriguing people: Alicia (Verbeke), a Spanish woman who invites him to a party that night, and Gerard (Girardot), an unlucky-in-love Frenchman who has just been turned down for a marriage proposal. To cheer him up, George takes him to Alicia's party. There, George finds himself attracted to Alicia, but she is already dating a British professor, Nathan. A drunk Gerard goes to the roof and attempts suicide, but George talks him out of it by telling him to "jump tomorrow."
An Ideal Husband
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors James Wilby, Sadie Frost, Trevyn McDowell, Jonathan Firth, Robert Hardy, Prunella Scales
Rating60% 3.00933.00933.00933.00933.0093
While the film retains the premise of Wilde's play and much of the original dialogue, it updates the action to the present-day. The external scenes of the film were shot at various locations in the English 'home counties', principally in Buckinghamshire
Cotton Mary, 2h4
Directed by Ismail Merchant, Madhur Jaffrey
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Greta Scacchi, Madhur Jaffrey, James Wilby, Sakina Jaffrey, Gemma Jones, Sarah Badel
Roles John MacIntosh
Rating53% 2.662672.662672.662672.662672.66267
This film follows the story of a British woman living in India (Scacchi). She struggles during her birth and is in desperate need of a nanny. An Indian nurse known as Cotton Mary jumps to the opportunity. She seems kind at first, but her true nature gradually reveals itself as she manipulates everyone around her to get what she wants.
Tom's Midnight Garden
Directed by Willard Carroll
Genres Fantasy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Nigel Le Vaillant, Serena Gordon, Mel Martin, Greta Scacchi, James Wilby, Anthony Way
Rating66% 3.341653.341653.341653.341653.34165
When Tom Long's brother Peter gets measles he is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden. An elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, lives upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed out to play, and feels lonely. Without exercise he is less sleepy at night and when he hears the communal grandfather clock strangely strike 13, he investigates and finds the small back yard is now a large sunlit garden. Here he meets another lonely child called Hatty, who seems to be the only one who can see him. They have adventures which he gradually realises are taking place in the 19th century. Each night when Tom visits, Hatty is slightly older and Tom begins to wonder about the nature of time and reality. In an attempt to discover what's going on Tom asks Hattie to leave her skates in a hidden place. When he goes back into the future he manages to find them.
The Woman In White, 2h5
Directed by Tim Fywell
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln, James Wilby, Simon Callow, John Standing
Rating69% 3.49433.49433.49433.49433.4943
Marian Fairlie (Tara FitzGerald) and Laura Fairlie (Justine Waddell) are half-sisters (same father but different mothers). Laura's mother died, leaving Laura an inheritance which she will receive when she comes of age. They both live in Limmeridge with their uncle, Mr. Fairlie (Ian Richardson), who hires a new tutor, Walter Hartright (Andrew Lincoln). Marian tells Hartright that she and Laura are very close, agree in everything and refuse to be taught separately.
Regeneration, 1h54
Directed by J. H. Wyman, Gillies MacKinnon
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Dougray Scott, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce, Tanya Allen
Roles Second Lt. Siegfried Sasson
Rating70% 3.544713.544713.544713.544713.54471
The film starts by referring to Siegfried Sassoon's open letter (Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration) dated July 1917, inveighing "against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed". The letter has been published in The Times and has received much attention in England particularly because Sassoon is considered a hero for several (perhaps suicidally rash) acts of valour - and has been the recipient of the Military Cross which we see Sassoon throwing away. With the string-pulling and guidance of Robert Graves, a fellow poet and friend of Sassoon, the army decides to send Sassoon to Craiglockhart War Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Scotland, rather than court-martialling him. At Craiglockhart, Sassoon meets Dr. William Rivers, a Freudian psychiatrist who encourages his patients to express their war memories as therapy.