James Cotter

  • Actor
    Male / Devon
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    28 - 38
    Height
    5' 6" (1m 70cm)
    Weight
    15st. 6lb (98kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Green
    Build
    Large
  • Files

    • video file (mov)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    twitter
    Spotlight Member
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2016James Cotter who plays a young Reg says he is feeling the pressure to get the portrayal right.
Richard Wevill
exeterexpressandecho.co.uk
2016It stars James Cotter as Mr Toad, leading a company of just eight actors.
Western Morning News
exeterexpressandecho.co.uk
2016An infusion of old-fashioned quips, one-liners and slapstick, and judging by the audience’s chuckles, they hit the spot.
Hannah Butler
exeterexpressandecho.co.uk
2015Judas (James Cotter) ensures passion returns to the stage and fills the stage.
Ben Rodwell
remotegoat.com
2015Delays Imminent is a new film from the seemingly ubiquitous Devon talent of James Cotter.
D&C Film
devon-cornwall-film.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Father Christmas
Corporate
Christmas at Killerton
Wendy Aldis
National Trust
Killerton House
2019Umpire
Film (Short)
Shuttlecock
Tommy GIillard
Spinning Path
Sidmouth
2018Terry August MP
Film (Short)
The Siren
Dom Lee
Exeter Phoenix
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
2018Father Christmas
Corporate
Christmas at Killerton
Wendy Aldis
National Trust
Killerton House
2018Narrator
Film (Feature)
Henry's Wives
Graham Sessions
Next Generation Films
2018Sir Francis Washingham
Theatre (Tour)
From Exe to Axe
Steve Andrews
Prior Commitment
East Devon and Dorset
2018Performer
Theatre
The Chris Brooks Poetry Show
Chris Brooks
Improductions
The City Gate Hotel
2018Shylock and Sir John Falstaff
Theatre
Silly Billy
Steve Andrews
Prior Commitment
Budleigh Public Hall
2017Father Christmas
Corporate
Christmas at Killerton
Mary James
National Trust
Killerton House
2017Performer
Theatre
The Eggshells
Sam Morgan
The Eggshells
Exeter Phoenix
2017Nicholas Marden, The Private Secretary to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent
Theatre
The Duchess and Doreen
James Cotter
Newtown Community Association
Belmont Park, Exeter
2017Squire Creamyclot
Theatre
Treasure Island
Steve Andrews
Prior Commitment
Budleigh Public Hall
2017Edmund's Last Visitor
Film (Short)
Crave
Carl Shanahan
Boo Box Films
Poltimore House
2017David
Radio
The Time Diary
Scott Evans
Highrize Productions
2017Investigator
Film (Feature)
Borley Rectory
Ashley Thorpe
Carrion Films
2016Francois
Film (Short)
Love & Translation
Dom Lee
Exeter Phoenix
2016Father Christmas
Corporate
Christmas at Killerton
Jessica Holroyd
National Trust
Killerton House
2016Captain Horatio Weckter
Corporate
The Jealous Bride
Steve Woodward
Murder Mystery Meals
Oversteps House, Salcombe
2016William Sawrey Gilpin
Theatre
ParkLife Drama
Eileen Dillon
National Trust
Killerton House
2016Burglar
Film (Short)
The Graveyard Shift
Ollie Would
Wouldland Films
Exeter
2016Immigration Officer
Film (Short)
Exile
Tarig Elmakki
Plymouth College of Arts
Plymouth
2016Young Reg Varney
Theatre
Before the Buses
Steve Andrews
Prior Commitment
Budleigh Football Club
2016Commissioner Lawrence
Online / Digital
Call Me Church
Luke King Abbott
Oracle of Film Productions
2016Douglas Brackenbury
Film (Feature)
Rowena Ghoul
John Tomkins
Emberlense Productions
2015Sir Richard Acland MP
Theatre
The Gift
Eileen Dillon
National Trust
Killerton House
2015Cafe Customer
Film (Short)
Written in the Blood
Scott Stevens
Film by Scott
2015Businessman
Film (Short)
Delays Imminent
James Cotter
Delayed Pictures
2015Judas Iscariot
Theatre
The Hopeful Grave
Stephen Andrews
Prior Commitment
The Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth
2015Detective Sergeant Porterhouse
Theatre
Run For Your Wife
Tom Stabb
Middleweight Theatre Company
Barnfield Theatre
2015Boscoe Abraham-Baracus
Film (Feature)
A Fool$ Game
Edward Sillence
Zanifare
2015Henry
Film (Short)
The Runner
John Tomkins
Emberlense Productions
2015Journalist
Film (Short)
Meet Again
Richard Silverwood and Evelyn Rei
Rolling Function Productions
Plymouth, Devon
2015Stranger
Film (Short)
The Letter
John Tomkins
Emberlense Productions
2015Barman
Film (Feature)
Scareycrows
Lucy Towensend
Inspired Toad Productions
2012 - 2015Performer
Theatre
Improperly
Samuel Morgan
Improductions
City Gate, Exeter
2014Teacher
Film (Short)
Vision
Scott Stevens
Scott Stevens Films
2014The Comedy Inspector
Film (Short)
The Comedy Inspector Live at The Blue Walnut
Christopher Williams
Riviera Fringe Festival
Torquay, Devon
2014Passer-by
Film (Short)
Seeing Red
Luke Jeffery
Wandering Tiger
2014Private Bolitho
Voiceover
Pendennis Castle
Nigel Crabb
English Heritage
2014Captain Horatio Weckter
Corporate
The Jealous Bride
Steve Woodward
Murder Mystery Meals
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
2014Jack Fort
Musical
The Day We Played Brazil
Nick Stimson
Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Exeter Northcott Theatre
2014TV Presenter
Film (Short)
You Get What You Asked For Son
Christopher Williams
Emberlense Productions
2014Ship's Captain
TV
Mermaids
Steve Gomez
Bandito VFX
2014Sebastian
Theatre (Tour)
Twelfth Night
Steve Andrews
Prior Commitment
2014Performer
Workshops
Improvisation Workshop
Andrew Yeoh
Bristol Improv Network
2014Sebastian
Theatre (Tour)
The Tempest
Chris Harknett
Individual Arts
Exeter Conference Centre
2014John Brushfield
Film (Feature)
Torn: A Shock Youmentary
Justin Carter
Lost Messenger Productions and Carpentersson Constructions
2014Boyfriend
Film (Short)
Cliffhanger
Dom Lee
Oceanwhisper Studio
Dartmoor, Devon
2014Sampson
Film (Feature)
All In The Valley
Luke Hagan
Candylad Productions
Cornwall
2011 - 2014Tony
Radio
Change The Record
James Cotter
Soundart Radio
Totnes
2013Helpdesk
Voiceover
RAMM Telephone System
Duncan Chave
Sound Gallery
2013James
Film (Short)
Playing For Keepsies
Andy Robinson
Exeter Phoenix
2013Sgt. Davis
Film (Short)
Mother's Boy
Nichola Tetlow
By The Numb3rs Productions
Exeter
2013Partygoer
Film (Short)
Mortido
Miska Morning
V Krabickach
2013David
Theatre
Hand Baggage
Christine Sweetman
On The Button Productions
Bogan House
2013Performer
Workshops
Long Form ImprovisationJohn Lomas
2013Picnic Date
Music Video
Benjamin Akira Tallamy / Nettles and Roses
Benjamin Akira Tallamy
Curio Pictures
2013Drunk
Film (Short)
The Guardsman
Jim Elton
Wingless Films
Royal William Yard
2013Mime Artist
Film (Short)
Indietro
John Tomkins
Emberlense Productions
2013Police Forensic Scientist
TV
Kennedy’s Suicide Bomber
David Howard
Raw Cut Television
2013Seyton
Radio
Macbeth
Alex White
Devon Made Productions
2013Ralph Vaughan Williams
Rehearsed Reading
Nuf Ced
Amelia Marriette
Restless Theatre Company
2013Rupet
Corporate
The Dig
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Kitley House
2013Marcus
Corporate
The Book Signing
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Reed Hall
2013Minchin's Lad
Musical
Acorn Antiques: The Musical!
Martin J Kingston
Exeter Little Theatre Company
Barnfield Theatre
2013Board Member
Music Video
Sanguine / Breaking Out
Carl Shanahan
Red Rock Productions
2013Narrator
Rehearsed Reading
Away with the Fairies
Amelia Nashe
Exeter University
Devonshire House
2013Cafe Customer
Film (Short)
Bliss
Dom Lee
Oceanwhisper Studio
2013Paul
Corporate
The Take Over
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Boringdon Hall
2013Nigel
Corporate
The Engagment
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
The Langstone Hotel
2013Mike Yealm
Corporate
Murder on the River Exe
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Reed Hall
2013Journalist
Rehearsed Reading
V Day Reading: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer
Sarah McCourt
Restless Theatre Company
Bike Shed Theatre
2013Oscar Man
Corporate
Oscar's Night
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Queen's Court Hotel
2013Kevin
Corporate
Date Night
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
The Edgemoor Hotel
2013Ian Perry
Corporate
The Melon Festival
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Chilverstone Parish Hall
2013John Tamar
Corporate
Murder on the River Exe
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Reed Hall
2013Friend
Film (Short)
Clark Andrew's Tempest
Benjamin Borley
Bike Shed Theatre
Barnfield Theatre
2013Bob Diablo
Film (Short)
A Dark Tale
John Tomkins
Emberlense Productions
2013White Rabbit
Radio
Alice in Wonderland
Alex White
Devon Made Productions
2013Captain Alberto Bertorelli
Theatre
'Allo 'Allo!
Mark Bendell
Exeter Little Theatre Company
The Barnfield Theatre
2013Mr Toad
Theatre (Tour)
The Adventures of Mr Toad
Rob Pudner
Transitions Theatre Company
2013Russian Solider
Film (Feature)
World War Z
Marc Forster
Paramount
Falmouth, Cornwall
2012Jake Milsom
Corporate
Toy Story
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Two Bridges Hotel
2012Frank Christmas
Corporate
The Christmas Story
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Kitley House
2012Jason Christmas
Corporate
The Christmas Story
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Borringdon Hall
2012Clarie
Corporate
Curl up and Dye
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Kitley House
2012Daniel Bay-Thewlis
Corporate
The Reunion
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Ilsington Country House
2012Oscar Man
Corporate
Oscar's Night
Kate Reeves
Candlelight Theatre Company
Dartmoor Lodge
2012Chef
Corporate
The Polar ExpressWarner Bros
2012The Ghost of Christmas Present
Radio
A Christmas Carol
Alex White
Devon Made Productions
2012Dr Carl Phillips
Theatre
Ms Johnson's Seance
Louis Ravensfield
Exeter Alternative Theatre
Barnfield Theatre
2012Hoilday Maker
Commercial
Haven Holidays Beach Party
Andy Imrie
Tantrum Productions
Exmouth
2012Mr. Pierce
Film (Docu)
The Sanatorium - Great British Story
Julian Kemp
Diddy Films
Totnes
2012Raymond Parkes
Film (Short)
Lost Hearts
Ed Chappell
South Dusk Films
Torbay
2012Date
Film (Short)
Must Believe In Aliens
Lucy Cole
Exeter Phoenix
Exeter Phoenix
2012Waiter
Film (Short)
The Oliver Complex
Jerri Hart
CWA Film
Exeter Northcott
2012Harold Tozer / Wilhelm Schmidt
Radio
Point Blank
Amelia Marriette
Restless Theatre Company
Exeter Northcott
2012Man
Film (Short)
Life To Come
Ed Chappell
South Dusk Films
Cockington
2012Reg
Theatre (Tour)
Round and Round the Garden
Rob Pudner
Transitions Theatre Company
Sterts Theatre
2012Biondello
Theatre (Tour)
The Taming of the Shrew
Fran Manhire
Exeter Little Theatre Company
Barnfield Theatre
2012Mourner
Film (Short)
Wakey Wakey
Adam Lanfranchi
ITV
Godney, Somerset
2012Herr Zeller
Musical
The Sound of Music
Joe Mcnulty
Exeter Musical Society
Exeter Northcott
2012Goodly Paige
Film (Feature)
Shields Of Justice
Tom Hutchings and Ben Tallamy
Curio Pictures
South West
2012Performer
Workshops
Advanced Improvisation
Josephine Larsen
Act South West
Totnes, Devon
2012Passerby
Film (Docu)
The Night Out
Josh Randall
Fahreinheit Flms
Taunton, Somerset
2012Performer
Theatre
Improperly
Steve Roe
LOL Comedy Festival
City Gate, Exeter
2012Prisoner
Film (Feature)
The Sweeney
Nick Love
Vertigo Films
3 Mills Studios
2012Performer
Workshops
Improvisation Workshop
Steve Roe
Hoopla Impro
City Gate, Exeter
2012Various
Radio
A Comic Review of the Year
Mark Stephenson
BBC
BBC Radio Devon
2011 - 2012Riverboat Tourist
Film (Feature)
The Wedding Video
Nigel Cole
Timeless Films
Cookham, Berkshire
2012Richard Slider
Film (Feature)
They're Coming
John Tomkins
Emberlense Productions
South West
2011 - 2012Various
Theatre
The Sam & Dave Show – The Offensive Tour
Samuel Morgan and David Rees
Sam & Dave Productions
City Gate, Exeter
2011 - 2012Tom
Film (Feature)
Module 17
David Rawlings
David Rawlings
Plymouth
2011Various
Radio
Reportage
Mark Stephenson
BBC
BBC Radio Devon
2011Baron Von Tight Wad
Theatre (Tour)
Jack and the Beanstalk
Scott Clarkson
Fame Factory Spotlight
2011Performer
Workshops
Clowning Workshop
Holly Stoppit
Ramshacklicious Theatre Company
City Gate, Exeter
2011Alex
Film (Feature)
The Days Inbetween
Stephan George
Detour Pictures
2011Various
Theatre
Several Deadly Sketches
James Cotter
The Coffee House Players
Barnfield Theatre
2011Barman
TV
Skins
Ian Barnes
Company Pictures
2011William Hague
Radio
Just William
Samuel Morgan
Riviera FM
Torquay
2011Prince Li-Tong
Theatre
The Torture Garden
Geoff Nicholson
Exeter Alternative Theatre
Barnfield Theatre
2011Clive The Blood Hound
Corporate
Smell Gas Roadshow
Caroline Hammond
Warwick Emanuel PR Limited and Simply
Exeter
2011The Figure
Film (Short)
Into That Good Night
Nichola Tetlow
Nichola Tetlow
Devon
2011Student
Commercial
Lumens Commercial
Kunle Odunewu
Elnukeda Productions
Milton Keynes
2011Baker David
Theatre
Red, White and Hullabaloo
Sha Crawford
The Coffee House Players
Exeter's Boston Tea Party and The Thistle Hotel Exeter
2011Person of Argentina
Musical
Evita
Bob Thomson and Bill Kenwright
Bill Kenwright Ltd
Bristol Hippodrome
2011Jeremy Spicer
Radio
The Spicer Life
James Cotter
Soundart Radio
Totnes
2011PresenterWorking Title
Soundart Radio
Soundart Radio
Totnes
2011Customs Officer / Max / Sailor
Musical
Cabaret
Martin J Kingston
Sidmouth Musical Comedy Society
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion
2011Person of Argentina
Musical
Evita
Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright
Bill Kenwright Ltd
The Bath Theatre Royal
2011James
Musical
Jesus Christ Superstar
Martin J Kingston
Exeter Musical Society
Exeter Northcott
2011Fat Eddy
Film (Short)
Skippy Franco
Thomas Campbell
Strike Productions
Chichester
2011Luke
Radio
Lucky Number
Christopher Maclean
Christopher Maclean
2011Jon Wood
Radio
Spilt Pea
Christopher Maclean
Christopher Maclean
2011Mark Rodgers
Radio
Back to Class
James Cotter
Soundart Radio
Totnes
2011Jules
Radio
Hairdressers
James Cotter and Samuel Morgan
Soundart Radio
Totnes
2011PresenterI Should Say So: The Story of Robb Wilton
James Cotter
Makeshift Productions
Exeter Phoenix Centre
2011Lucifer
Film (Student)
Redemption
Nick Deeprose
Brothers in Time Productions
Exeter
2010PresenterJames Cotter's History of Exeter
James Cotter
Makeshift Productions
Exeter
2009 - 2010Peter Wilton
Film (Student)
Gruesome Affairs
Dan Pearce
Gruesome Films Ltd.
South West
2010Daniel Langdon
Film (Student)
Work Experience
James Daly
James Daly
2010Robert Bestford
Film (Student)
Fear From A Distance
Steve Barrett
Steve Barrett
Plymouth
2010Robert Bestford
Film (Student)
Fear Up Close
Steve Barrett
Steve Barrett
Plymouth
2010Mr Barton
Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution
Joe Harmston
Bill Kenwright Ltd
Princess Theatre
2010Yokel / Servant
Theatre
The Maids of Milton Keynes
Ian Guy
Exeter Drama Company
Alphington School
2010Charlie
Theatre
Read All About It
Denise Gough
Exeter Drama Company
The Shed Theatre, Alphington
2009PresenterNot Only, But Also...
James Cotter
Makeshift Productions
Torquay
2009Mark Rodgers
Film (Student)
Back to Class - Thank Your For The Music
James Cotter and Dan Pearce
Tongue and Cheek Productions
Exeter
2009Jeremy Spicer
Film (Short)
The Life and Times of Jeremy Spicer
James Cotter and Liam Taylor Warren
DC Productions
Exeter Phoenix Centre
2008DI. Christopher Harris
Film (Student)
Harris & Doyle: Let The Good Times Roll
James Cotter, Ash Bibby and James Gibbs
Makeshift Productions
Exeter
2007DI. Christopher Harris
Film (Student)
Ross - Caught
Various
Gawky Orchid Productions
Exeter
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2011FDA TV ProductionUniversity of Plymouth
    2008BETC National Diploma Media ProductionExeter College

    Additional Skills

    Good improvisational skills

    Quick at learning lines

    Good ear for accents

    Impressionist

    Experience on BBC Radio

    Compare/Host

    Clowning workshop experience

    Improvisation workshop experience

    Movement choreography

    Stage Combat

    Writing

    Comic Performer

    Directing productions

    Tours

    Outdoor Performing

    Shakespearian Text

    Experience in sound, lighting and ASM

    Enhanced DBS checked

    Experience of working on small-scale productions including knowledge of directing, writing, stage management, lighting and prop and set building.

    DBS checked drama teacher with experience of working with adults, children and SEN. Over 6 year's experience working with primary, secondary and 6th form students with Devon County Council and an independent school.

    Additional Information

    I am a highly accomplished stage and screen actor with a number of leading parts to my name as well as supporting roles in films such as Borley Rectory (2015), Scareycrows (2015), Torn (2014), All in the Valley (2014), World War Z (2013), The Wedding Video (2012), The Sweeney (2012) and The Days Inbetween (2012). Theatre work with Bill Kenwright Productions. Tours and shows at The Princess Theatre, The Northcott and Bristol Hippodrome. TV includes E4's Skins (2012), ITV's Wakey! Wakey! (2012), The Discovery Channel's Mermaids (2013) and the BBC's Kennedy’s Suicide Bomber (2013). TV commercials for Lumens and Haven Holidays. Radio includes The BBC's A Comic Review of the Year (2012). Toured as Reg in Alan Ayckbourn's Round and Round The Garden (2012), Mr Toad in the musical The Adventures of Mr Toad (2013), Sebastian in Twelfth Night (2014), Detective Sergeant Porterhouse in Run For Your Wife (2015), Young Reg Varney in Before the Buses (2016), Squire Creamyclot in Treasure Island (2017) and Sir Francis Walsingham in From Exe to Axe (2018).

    About me

    Regularly touring with Prior Commitment Theatre Company in various productions and work with The National Trust in various roles, experienced film and TV actor based in the South West.

    Industry Awards

    United Film Festival

    Audience Award for Best Short [Winner](2014) The Days Inbetweenen

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Tanned
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Tough
    • Villainous
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Dublin
    • French
    • German
    • Indian
    • Irish
    • Irish RP
    • Italian
    • Russian
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • Devon
    • Essex
    • Lancashire
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Contemporary
    • Tap
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Bass
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over