Theo James

  • Birth Name: Theodore Taptiklis
  • Birth Place: Oxford, England
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Decided to put off becoming an actor at age 18, telling Variety: "I needed to be a bit more grounded and to have more to draw from."
  • Earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham.
  • Before he graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he won a small part in the 2010 Woody Allen comedy You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
  • Drew on his past boxing experience for his action-heavy role in the vampire thriller Underworld: Awakening.
  • After a lengthy auditioning process, was cast as Ryan Phillippe's replacement for the titular lead on the CBS drama Golden Boy.


  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Duo: Winner


  • Ruth Kearney — Significant Other


  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England (2009)