James Tucker

James Tucker

Silvius/ First Lord in As You Like It
Antipholus of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Young People's Shakespeare)
Rudenko, The Educator in The Grain Store
Oswald in King Lear
Thidias in Antony and Cleopatra
Play as Cast in New Season 2011

RSC: Henry IV (Pt. 2), Henry V, Henry VI (Pts. 1, 2, 3), Richard II, Richard III, Eastwood Ho, Edward III, The Island Princess, The Malcontent, Richard III, Henry VI (Pts 1, 2 and 3), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Bartholomew Fair, Measure for Measure, Two Gentlemen of Verona

Theatre includes: Ivanov (Wyndhams); The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night (Watermill, Newbury and UK/world tour); Hamlet (UK tour); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sheffield Crucible); Hinge of the World (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (English Touring Theatre); Twelfth Night, Henry V (Watermill, Newbury); The Tempest (Nottingham Playhouse); Shadowlands (national tour); A Month in the Country (Albery); Life Under Water (Man in the Moon); Ghost Train (Lyric Hammersmith/tour); When Did You Last See Your Trousers (Haymarket, Leicester); David Copperfield (Factotum Theatre Co.)

Film and television include: Agatha Christie – A Life in Pictures; Silent Witness, In Memory of R.K.

About me:

  • I first came to Stratford as an audience member in 1984. I saw Kenneth Branagh in Henry V, Roger Rees as Hamlet and Anthony Sher as Richard III. I was knocked backwards by it. I couldn't think of anything but the RSC after that.
  • My nickname is 'Jimmy Two Spoons'. I became known as that with this acting company because my character, Antipholus, in The Comedy of Errors, plays the spoons. (Or at least pretends to.)
  • I was taken to see the films of Jacques Tati when I was young and he is a big influence on my work as an actor. I am always considering my 'Tati-ometer' reading during rehearsals.



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