Who is James D’Arcy?
James D’Arcy is an English writer and actor known for his role in the famous television series Agent Carter and the film Avengers: Endgame.
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England
His early life and career beginnings
D’Arcy’s father died when he was young. His mother raised him alongside his younger sister, Charlotte.
D’Arcy completed his high school education at Christ’s Hospital, a public school, at age 17. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts for a three-year course and graduated with a BA in Acting in 1995.
D’Arcy grew up in Fulham. He moved to Australia and worked at Christ’s Church Grammar School for boys in Perth, Western Australia, after high school, and then developed an interest in acting.
D’Arcy’s professional life
D’Arcy’s debut on television was in small parts on the television series Silent Witness and Dalziel and Pascoe in 1996. He proceeded in 1997 to act as Nicholas Hawthorne in Bribery and Corruption, Lord Cheshire in The Canterville Ghost, a humorous short story by Oscar Wilde, and Jonathan Maybury in the Ice House.
In 1997, in a tv series produced by the BBC,
he portrayed Blifil in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, and in 1999 acted in a British war film World War 1 drama The Trench, and featured in the Comedy Guest House Paradiso.
In 2001, he played lead roles in Rebel Heart as Ernie Coyne, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and Revelation, a British film directed by Stuart Urban. In 2002, he acted in the television film Sherlock: Case of Evil.
In 2002, D’Arcy was a nominee for the Ian Charleson Award. In 2003, D’Arcy played roles in Dot the I, P.O.W, and gained recognition for his character in The Far Side of the World.
D’Arcy played various horror films like the 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning where he played Father Francis, An American Haunting in 2005 as Richard Powell, and the 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter.
In 2005, he made a tv appearance in The Mystery of the Blue Train, and in 2007, The Rise and Fall of an empire, in Fallen Angel. And also in Mansfield Park.
D’Arcy worked for BBC Radio dramas like The Crowded Street, Tess of the Urbervilles, and Dracula.
He played the role of King Edward VIII in W.E and Duncan Atwood in Secret Diary of a Call Girl in 2011. In 2012, he played roles in Cloud Atlas and Hitchcock. In 2013, D’Arcy played After the Dark as Mr. Zimit and as The Wolf in the short film Dreams Never End. He also appeared in 2014 Let’s Be Cops as a malicious crime boss, in 2015 Jupiter Ascending as Maximilian Jones, starred in Agent Carter as Edwin Jarvis from 2015 to 2016, and in 2017 co-starred in Dunkirk as a British Army. D’Arcy wrote and directed the 2020 comedy-drama film Made in Italy.
He starred in a British war drama film, Six Minutes to Midnight, as Captain Drey.
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