Biography Of Theo JamesTheo James is a young British actor who became a Hollywood sensation after the first part of the acclaimed franchise «Divergent».
ChildhoodTheo James was born on December 16, 1984, in Oxford, the capital of South Oxfordshire. He was the youngest of five children in the family. The father of the actor, business consultant Philip Taptiklis, a Greek by origin, was born and raised in New Zealand, where his family moved from the Peloponnese. Mother, Jane Martin, in whose veins the Scottish blood, was a member of the National Health Service.
After graduation in 2001, Theo continued his studies at the University of Nottingham, where he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy. At this time he was in love with a girl who dreamed of playing on stage and persuaded her boyfriend to go with her to audition for acting school. Fate decreed in a very ironic way: James was considered a «promising guy» and accepted at the Bristol Theatre School, and his companion remained behind.
Early careerFirst acting experience Theo James got on theatre stage: in 2009 he made his debut in the show «Stars of tomorrow».
In 2010, an aspiring actor showed up on television in an episode of the series «A Passionate woman». 25-year-old beau got the role of Alexander Krasilovsky – the lover of the girl Betty, played by Billie Piper.
DivergentIn March 2013, Theo James was invited to auditions for a screen version of the anti-utopian young-adult bestseller «Divergent» by Veronica Roth. The novel describes the society of the future, divided into five castes or so-called fractions; every citizen on reaching 16 years of age have to pass the test, and according to the results they’ll be placed in one of the fraction.
Theo James’ acting career is not going to slow down: in 2018, several large premieres featuring this artist are expected at once. This is the thriller «London Fields», based on the novel by Martin Amis with Amber Heard and Jaimie Alexander in the lead, and the political thriller «Backstabbing for Beginners», where Theo played the UN resident coordinator, whose chief during the mission in Iraq becomes a diplomat Pasha (Ben Kingsley).
Musical career of Theo JamesTheo has never tried to hide his love to music: «I love music! Nothing can be better than listening to favorite songs back home after the trip». The actor has a good baritone, besides he knows how to play the guitar, piano, saxophone, and harmonica.
While studying at university, James was the lead singer of Makora, and in 2010 he organized his own band Shere Khan, named it after the famous tiger Shere Khan from «The Jungle Book» by Rudyard Kipling. Except Theo, who was both a soloist and a guitarist, the band also included bassist Joy Sherratt, the rhythm guitarist Will Earl and drummer Sam Sweeney.