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  • 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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