- Is the first of eight children.
- Was 22 years old when he decided to pursue acting professionally.
- Claimed working as a toilet cleaner was the worst job he ever had.
- Was discovered by Sir Richard Attenborough, who cast him in his debut feature role opposite Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger in Shadowlands (1993).
- Made his Broadway debut in 2007 playing Teddy in the revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming.
- Admitted that one of his favorite roles was playing vampire Franklin Mott in True Blood.
- Appeared in the second installment of the Tron movie series, but did not see the original Tron movie until he was cast in Tron: Legacy.
- Enjoys drawing, painting and photography.
- 1999, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- Marta Cunningham — Wife
- University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (BA in English, Film and Drama, 1990)
- Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England (1993)
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- Birth Name: James Dominic Frain
- Birth Place: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
- Profession: Actor
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