Who is James Frain?
James Dominic Frain was born on 14 March 1968, in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, so is currently aged 51. He is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the roles of Thomas Cromwell in the BBC Two historical fiction series “The Tudors” (2007-2009), vampire Franklin Mott in the HBO drama “True Blood” (2010), and as Sarek in the CBS sci-fi adventure drama series “Star Trek: Discovery” (2017-present).
Would you like to know more about James Frain’s professional career and personal life? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
James Frain Net Worth
His career started in 1993 and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich James Frain is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful career. If he continues to develop his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning his early life, James Frain spent his childhood in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, raised alongside seven siblings by his father, who worked as a stockbroker, and his mother who was a teacher; one of his siblings is actor Ben Frain. Regarding his education, James went to Newport Free Grammar School, and upon matriculation, enrolled into the University of East Anglia, where he was a student of English, Film, and Drama. Thereafter, he also studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
The early and the mid-1990s: Career Beginnings
Speaking about James’ professional acting career, it began in 1993 while he was studying in London, and where he was noticed by Sir Richard Attenborough, who offered him a part in the biographical drama film “Shadowlands”, portraying Peter Whistler alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. Two years later, he starred in the role of Julius Folyat in the TV mini-series “The Buccaneers”, which was followed by appearances as John Harbour in Mike Newell’s coming-of-age film “An Awfully Big Adventure”, and Kenny in the drama “Nothing Personal”, directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, for which he won a nomination for Best Actor at the 1995 Venice Film Festival, marking the establishment of his net worth. His next major role came in 1996 when he featured as Adrian Foote in the family drama “Loch Ness”, and then played Prince Felix Yusupov in the TV biography “Rasputin: Dark Servant Of Destiny”, which won three Golden Globe awards.
The late 1990s
In 1997, James had the part of Victor in Allison Burnett’s drama “Red Meat” next to Lara Flynn Boyle, and as the title character in the TV film “Macbeth On The Estate’’in the same year. During the following year, he portrayed Daniel Barenboim in the biography “Hilary And Jackie”, after which he was cast as Gustave Sonnenschein in the 1999 historical drama “Sunshine”, which earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Genies in Toronto. By the end of the decade, he had also landed the roles of Schahzenan/Harun al-Rashid in the TV mini-series “Arabian Nights”, and Forney Hull in the romantic drama “Where The Heart Is”, both in 2000.
The early and the mid-2000s
In the early 2000s, James continued to line up successes by starring in the role of J. F. Villefort in the adventure drama “The Count Of Monte Cristo” (2002), next to Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, and Richard Harris, playing Cesare Borgia in the TV mini-series “Leonardo” (2003), and featuring as David in the USA Network drama film “Spartacus” (2004). In the following year, he was chosen to portray Paul Raines in the Fox network action drama series “24” and was cast as Marcus Junius Brutus, a politician of the late Roman Republic, in the ABC historical drama series “Empire”, along with Vincent Regan and Santiago Cabrera. His next major appearances came with the recurring role of Eli Szura in the ABC sci-fi series “Invasion” and portrayal of Eddie Gilroy in the crime drama “The Front Line”, both in 2006.
The late 2000s: Rise to Fame and “The Tudors”
James really came to prominence in 2007, when he was selected to play Thomas Cromwell in the BBC Two historical fiction series “The Tudors”, which lasted for two years and won such significant awards as the ASCAP Award for Top Television Series four years consecutively, helping add a considerable amount to his net worth, and increasing enormously his popularity all over the world. By the end of the decade, he had also landed the role of Father Dave in the drama “Quid Pro Quo” (2008), featured as Tom in the 2009 drama “Everybody’s Fine” alongside Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore, and portrayed Franklin Mott in the HBO drama “True Blood” (2010).
The early 2010s
At the beginning of the current decade, James had several significant roles, including Jarvis in the 2011 sci-fi action “Tron: Legacy”, Peter Fleming/Chess in the NBC superhero drama series “The Cape” (2011), and as Marek in the action-thriller “Transit” (2012), directed by Antonio Negret. He then starred as Eric Renard in the NBC fantasy police procedural drama series “Grimm” (2012-2013), followed by portraying Lord Warwick, “the Kingmaker”, in the BBC One historical drama mini-series “The White Queen” in 2013, increasing further his net worth.
— James Frain (@britjfrain) February 12, 2017
The mid-2010s and Recent Years
His next major role came in the following year, when he was selected to appear as Richard Shepherd in the BBC Two drama series “Intruders” (2014), after which he joined the cast of the HBO anthology crime drama series “True Detective” (2015), playing Lieutenant Kevin Burris, and the Fox crime drama series “Gotham” (2015-2016), featuring as Theo Galavan/Azrael. Between 2015 and 2017, James also appeared as Ferdinand Chevalier in the popular Space sci-fi thriller “Orphan Black”, and to speak further of his acting career, he landed the role of Miles Moss in the 2016 comedy-drama “The Architect” directed by Jonathan Parker, which was followed by his portrayal of Sarek in the CBS sci-fi adventure drama series “Star Trek: Discovery” (2017-present). Moreover, it is announced that he will feature as Dr. A in the 2019 thriller “Against The Clock”, and as James Hooker in the fantasy “The Jester From Transylvania”, so his net worth is certainly still rising.
To talk about his personal life, James Frain has been married to television and film director Marta Cunningham since 2004. The couple has together two children, but whose names have not been revealed to the public. They divide their time between the residences in London and Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, James enjoys being an amateur artist, drawing and painting.
Speaking about his appearance, James stands at a height of 6ft (1.82m), while his weight is reputed to be around 165lbs (75kgs).
Social Media Presence
In addition to his career, James is active across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his projects but also to share various other contents with his fans. So, he runs her official Instagram account, on which he has almost 4,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, having there more than 16,000 fans.