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James Cotter
ACTOR
Exeter, South West, United Kingdom
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I’m a actor who has appeared in various short films, dramas, sitcoms, thrillers and comedies over the last three years. I have had two of my films screened at The Picture House and have experience with production companies and had work written for me by established comedy writers.
Industry & Role
Primary Industry Role
Comedy Actor
Secondary Industry Role
Film Actor
Comedy Writer
Comedy Director
Comedy Comedian
Comedy Presenter
Film Writer/ Screenwriter
About PortfolioSkills & Experience
Basic Details
Experience level Emerging
Years in industry 1 to 3 years
Available for Available for any work
Experience in
Comedy, Documentary, Film (short), Narration, Presenting, Radio (pre-recorded), Rehearsed Readings, Voice Over, Web/ Interactive, Workshops, Writing
Actor Details
Accredited drama training No
Acting education
Other School(s): Exeter College
Course type Television Production
Course length 2 Years
Union / Guild Non-Union/Guild
Agent / representation
none  
Agent details none
Industry Talent Details
Training Yes
Education
Other School(s): University of Plymouth
Course Type Television Production
Course Length 2 Years
Other Training Media Studies GCSE
Union / Guild membership Non-Union/Guild
Agent / representation
none  
Agent details none
Current Status Freelance
Physical Characteristics
Gender Male
Playing Age 16-20, 21-25
Height 170 cm / 5ft 7in
Build Medium
Weight 83 kg / 182 lbs
Hair Colour Dark brown
Hair Length Short
Eye Colour Hazel
Ethnic Look White/Caucasian
Skin Colour Tanned
Shoe Size 9
Dress / Suit Size 40
Chest / Bust 40
Waist 39
Hip 42
Neck 16
Sleeve 21
Inseam 30
Recent News
"James is a young comedian to watch and a sure fire star of tomorrow."
David Benson
Actor (Goodnight Sweetheart, Little Britain & The Scarifyers)

"James is a talented young performer who's building up quite a impressive roster of characters. He's certainly someone to watch out for and has the potential to be the new Steve Coogan."
Peter Clarke
Stand Up Comedian

"James is coming through as part of the next generation of talented writers and performers - he's an emerging talent and has a lot of potential. Definitely a name to watch."
Clayton Littlewood
Author and Playwright

"James Cotter and his charactorful eek reminds me of David Walliams and like Walliams, James has a big talent that must be utilised! My office would give him a shout out sure enough!"
Al Pillay
Seminal Star and Icon of Channel 4's The Comic Strip Presents

"A multi-talented young comedy performer with a mass of talent and potential bursting out of him."
Ryan Morrison
BBC Broadcaster
Biography
I started my writing and acting career in 2005 primarily as a live performer and impressionist. I began to develop my skills as a character actor, mixing my comic timing and my improv skills to create my first ever character Paul Wade for my self-penned mockumentary Forgone Conclusion.

I later went on to create DI Christopher Harris who made his first appearance in a crime drama called Ross. I co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in the opening episode entitled Caught as well as creating several other senior characters.

I have written, co-directed and co-starred in Harris & Doyle: Let The Good Times Roll a short comedy film. The short film was premiered at a public screening at Exeter's Picture House in the Summer of 2008.

I am the co-writer, co-director and co-star in a sitcom entitled Back to Class which has been screened at a public screening at Exeter's Picture House in July 2009. I co-wrote the sitcom demo pilot entitled Thank You For The Music with Dan Pearce who plays Keith Aspin whereas I play Mark Rodgers. The show is currently being looked at by a number of productions companies in the UK with the help of former Bear Grylls producer Luke Lovell, while a series of six episodes are in development. A pilot episode entitled Does Your Mother Know? Is currently being written by writers James Cotter and Dan Pearce after several months of development with a number of changes being implemented. Shooting for Does Your Mother Know? will begin in April 2010.

I am currently developing a new character called Jeremy Spicer with established comedy writers Stuart Greenwood and Michael Curle with interest from production companies. A one-off episode entitled The Life and Times of Jeremy Spicer has been produced starring myself as the titular character. It also featured the voice of renowned voice over artist Bob Kingsley and was written and co-directed by myself.

I have recently filmed a short comedy documentary in Torquay entitled Not Only, But Also... about Peter Cook. I also appeared as a guest on a university magazine show entitled The Eye on Exe to promote the documentary and talk about my comic influences.

At the tail of end of 2009 I begun work on a seriocomic monologue/talking head called A Matter of Principle. The script has been completed and I am hoping to enter production with my company Lone Mic Productions sometime in 2010 to record a radio version with a filmed and stage adaptation in development too.

I have just started developing a new comedy called First Past The Post where I play Michael Grey a young Welsh Conservative with aspirations on becoming a MP. A script has been written by a accomplished writer with myself providing additional material. I am due to record the first sketch entitled Youth Culture in March which will be produced by Lone Mic Productions.