James Loye


James Loye - (actra caea baea)

James has recently moved from London, UK. He was born in Bristol and obtained a first class honours degree in acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music And Drama. He has lived and worked as an actor for over a decade in London, Toronto and New York. During this time James played venues including The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Bristol Old Vic, The Birmingham Rep, Chichester Festival, The Young Vic, The Barbican, Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, New Victory Theatre New York and The Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto. He has worked in the West End and Broadway and Open Air Shakespeare. In 2005 he was cast as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of The Rings musical, this brought him to Canada where he met his wife to be.

James has worked in radio on several occasions the most memorable of which playing Edgar in the BBC world service’s production of King Lear opposite Phillip Madoc, Fiona Shaw and Andrew Sachs. The production was recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and is said to have played to the largest single audience of any Shakespeare production. James’ TV work includes the BBC’s epic three-part dramatization of the Dunkirk evacuations where he played navigator LT David Mellis and also worked on feature film Pelican Blood in 2008.

James was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award in 2005 for his performances as Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night) and Cloten (Cymbeline) at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and also nominated for The Whatsonstage.com award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Frodo Baggins.

James loves winter sports, is a keen squash player and runner, and is very happy to now live in the great city of Montréal with his wife Alexandra and son Mattéo.