James Sutherland

  • Actor
    Male / London/Edinburgh
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    50 - 60
    Height
    6' (1m 85cm)
    Weight
    13st. 10lb (87kg)
    Hair Colour
    Salt and Pepper
    Eye Colour
    Hazel
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2015Played with spectacular agility and power by James Sutherland.
Catriona Scott
broadwaybaby.com
2015James Sutherland has played the bear since that first performance and it’s a performance he’s perfected.
Susan Lowes
alledinburghtheatre.com
2015Sutherland is uncanny as Wojtek, skilfully capturing the various aspects of the bear's anthropomorphism, shifting from childlike glee to sagacity.
Jordan Shaw
edinburghfestival.list.co.uk
2015Played by Sutherland, the actor deserves an award for convincing everyone that this regular looking guy is a giant grizzly.
Barry Gordon
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2015Sutherland may be intentionally quite awkward and stilted when he first enters the brothel, but he too shows us more depth as the storyline marches on.
Not Known
viewsfromthegods.co.uk
2015Stuart played by James Sutherland; dry and devious, but also a nervous and shy Scotsman. Sutherland’s slithering performance is spot on, leaving the audience and Madeleine wondering what exactly his kink is, and what he wants for his money.
Con Crowley
sheengate.co.uk
2015Both actors give solid performances. James Sutherland’s performance as Stuart has you repeatedly reassessing him, leaving you increasingly uneasy about his motives.
Nadia Gonzalez
timeout.com
2015The narrative circles of the first half are necessary to make sense of the eventual ambiguous climax that’s intriguing, powerful and harrowing, led by two actors who leave absolutely everything on the stage.
ednights
thegizzlereview.com
2015Sutherland’s portrayal is impressive. The mild, calm nature of his delivery morphs from endearing to unnerving with every line.
Hanna Gilbert
everything-theatre.co.uk
2015Potent performances from Kellie Jane Walters as Madeleine and James Sutherland as Stuart.
Ellie Daligan
camdenreview.com
2015An unflinching play like this only succeeds if both actors give no quarter and don’t hold anything back. Thankfully both Walters and Sutherland are more than up for the challenge. Sutherland’s Stuart subtly progresses from being a reticent, calm figure to reacting like an exposed nerve.
Michael Davis
femalearts.com
2015Sensational acting, which Firefly Heartbeat more than delivers. It is beautifully acted from the beginning, with both actors giving emotionally charged performances.
Breeze Barrington
londontheatre1.com
2014As well as his fantastic use of movement, James’ facial expressions were an essential and effective asset to the performance.
Simon Duke
berwickshirenews.co.uk
2012His stance and movement feel utterly, convincingly bear-like, and the raw emotion in his facial expressions is breath-taking.
Debbie Cannon
edinburghspotlight.com
2012Sutherland imbues his bear with confidence and contained power. He utterly dispels the conceit of a man portraying an animal.
Graeme Strachan
britishtheatreguide.info
2012James Sutherland wears no mask or costume and yet from the first minute, we are convinced he is a bear.
Stephanie Green
theskinny.co.uk
2012James Sutherland as Wojtek is the undoubted star.
Kieran Corcoran
whatsonstage.com
2012James Sutherland is remarkable as the titular animal.
Dave Fargnoli
threeweeks.co.uk
2012James Sutherland gives a mighty performance as Wojtek; no bear prosthetics or make-up, just a man in a brown T-shirt.
Robert Dawson Scott
thetimes.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2021Various (improvised & scripted)
Film
The Technology Partnership
Toni Marshall
OE Cam LLP
Cambridge
2021Jim
Corporate
Arqiva
Paulo Moscuzza
OE Cam LLP
Winchester
2020Various roles
Role Play
The Technology Partnership
Paolo Moscuzza
OE Cam LLP
Cambridge
2020Dr Brian Dean/Jacob
Role Play
PROWLER.io (valuable conversations)
Toni Marshall
OE Cam LLP
Zoom
2020Commuter
Commercial
EE TVC
Henry Scholfield
Saatchi & Saatchi London
2016 - 2019Jamie Khan
Role Play
Solent NHS Trust Development Centres
Hazel McLaughlin
OE Cam LLP
Southampton
2019Richard
Online / Digital
Mental Health Charity Film
Tim Butcher
The Samaritans
2019John/David/Liam
Role Play
The Coal Authority (conflict management session)
Toni Marshall
OE Cam LLP
Mansfield
2019Announcer
Voiceover
TV Trailer for British Championship Boxing
Jamie Cole
BBC
Pacific Quay
2019Driver
Film (Feature)
Cranley Gardens
Rafael Kapelinski
Blue Shadows Films
2018Producer
Film (Short)
Actress
Daisy Lewis
Blue Shadows Films
2018John
Film (Short)
Spiral
Joshua Dickinson
Nick Woolgar Films
2017Tony Harrow
TV
Armchair Detectives
Martin Smith
Tiger Aspect
BBC1
2017Mauro
Film (Student)
Limbo
Alvar De La Viuda
The Metropolitan Film School
2017Presenter/Narrator
Voiceover
Sutent AR experience
Ruari Burgham
Pfizer
2017Dave
Corporate
BP OMSA Leadership Training Drama
Tim Frewer
Radley Yeldar
2017Greg
Corporate
Tindall Riley - Wren
Dave Smith
Skeleton Productions Ltd
2017The Panama Man
TV
Father Brown
Diana Patrick
BBC
2009 - 2016WO Mac/Capt Poulton
Role Play
The Way It Is/Behind the Line
Nigel Miles Thomas
The Garnett Foundation
Respect for Others/Equality and Diversity Training
2016Ken Beach
Film (Short)
Locust
Brian Harley
Theatre Absolute
2016Christmas Humphreys QC
TV
Murder Maps
Daniel Kontur
3DD Group
Yesterday Channel & Netflix
2016John Charles McCluskey
TV
Passport to Murder
Bill Thomas
Sky Vision
TruTV/Sony Crime Channel
2016Malcolm
Corporate
Crisis Boardroom
Martin Goodsmith
AdVision TV Ltd
2016Sonnil/Marcus
Role Play
Department of Health
Chris Legge
OE Cam LLP
London/Leeds
2016Gerry Barrington
Corporate
Good Viva Video
Stephen Engelhard
Angel Productions
Birkbeck
2016Alistair Neill
TV
Saved - 'Submarine'
Jonathan Rudd
The Garden Productions Ltd
ITV
2015Presenter/Narrator
Voiceover
Ecosurety
Claire Walsh
Join My Journey
BigFish Media
2015Paul
Corporate
Lloyds Banking Group Inclusivity Campaign
Steve Bookbinder
Speakeasy Productions
The Camden Studio
2015Wojtek
Theatre
Wojtek the Bear
Corinne Harris
Theatre Objektiv
Scottish Storytelling Centre (venue 30a), Edinburgh
2015Stuart
Theatre
Firefly Heartbeat
Mario Demetriou
Bambidan Productions
The Hope Theatre
2015Steve
Film (Feature)
Fear of Water
Kate Lane
M4West Media
2014John
Theatre (Tour)
Lockerbie: Lost Voices
Corinne Harris
The Elements World Theatre
2014Wojtek
Theatre (Tour)
Wojtek the Bear
Corrine Harris
Theatre Objektiv
Warsaw and Scottish tour
2014Presenter
Voiceover
Virgin Media Business
Phil Whetter
Virgin Media Business
BigFish Media
2013Wojtek
Theatre
Wojtek the Bear
Corinne Harris
Theatre Objektiv
IMKA Theatre Warsaw
2013Presenter / Narrator
Voiceover
Living Inchcapeness & Heartbeat (E - Learning)
Peter Wilkinson
Inchcape
Silk Sound
2013Chairman of HM Prison Commissioners
Voiceover
Two Halfs
William Steel
Impro Productions
2013Grampian DI
TV
The Widower
Paul Whittington
Octagon Films
ITV
2012John Collier
Film (Feature)
Rsj
Rob Walker
Skillset Film Academy
2012Wojtek
Theatre
Wojtek the Bear
Corinne Harris
Theatre Objektiv
Hill St Theatre (venue 41), Edinburgh
2012James
Film (Short)
Night in a Hotel
Daniel Kontur
Bold Turtle Productions
2012Head of Operations
Corporate
Tell. Don't Tell (Red Kite Learning)
Nadaav
Inside Job Productions
2011Stationmaster
Film (Student)
Signal Box 100
James Gunn
London College of Communication
2011Dad
Music Video
Professor Green / Never Be A Right Time
Henry Scholfield
Partizan
2011Danny Slater
Film (Short)
The Killing Game
Satnam (Sam) Purewal
Fargo Bay Productions
2011Matt/Howard
Theatre
Love And Other Games
John Higgins
Scriptease
The Etcetera Theatre
2011Hamish
Theatre
In The Meantime
Jamie Harper
Sitcom Mission Final
The New Diorama Theatre
2011Trevor Holden
Corporate
The Raid (Office Of Fair Trading)
Feisal Ali
Media Zoo
2011Stinker Windsor
Film (Feature)
Villains
Robbie Moffat
Palm Tree
2011Stuart
Theatre
Firefly Heartbeat
Mario Demetriou
Equal Measure
The Etcetera Theatre
2011Lord Maxwell
TV
The Tudors
Ciaran Donnelly
SW Productions Limited
BBC 2
2010Baron Hardup
Theatre
Cinderella
Jon Adamson
Mad About Productions
DG One Dumfries
2010Lear
Theatre
King Lear
Rafe Beckley
Spadra Bus Theatre Company
King's Head Theatre
2010George, Graham, Carl
Theatre
The Monarch, The Peacock, and the Chequered Skipper
Nigel Miles Thomas
The Garnett Foundation
2009Digby Leach
Theatre (Tour)
Judging Johnsons
Nigel Miles Thomas
The Garnett Foundation
2009Alec Gregory
Corporate
Medical Training Programme for Doctors
Mark French
Healthcare Learning Company
2009Trojan 80
TV
Stockwell
Jonathan Rudd
ITV
ITV
2009Tramp
TV
Plus One
Sarah O'Gorman
Kudos Productions
Channel 4
2008Special Branch
Film (Docu)
The Satanic Verses Affair
Janice Sutherland
BBC
2008The Doctor
Film (Short)
The Botox Party
Kevin Curtis
Virgin Media Shorts
2008George
Film (Short)
Making It Mean Something
Rachel Tillotson
Skillset Film Lab Take 2
The Actors Centre
2008James
Corporate
Talk To Me (Challenge Consultancy)
Pratibha Parmar
Kali Films
2008Station Manager
Corporate
Good Enough (First Capital Connect)
Mark Sterling
AKT Productions
2008Football Supporter
Still Photos
Digital T.V. (Press Shoot)Dean Marsh Photographer
2008Theseus
Theatre
Hippolytus
Aaron Paterson
Revolving Doors Theatre Company
Blue Elephant Theatre
2008Knight
Voiceover
Quantum Claims
Alex Telfer
Mallinson Television Productions
Scottish Television
2007Magwitch
Theatre
Great Expectations
Kate Bannister
Brockley Jack Theatre
Brockley Jack Theatre
2007Kenny
Film (Short)
Light Years
Steve Nesbit
RokMotion
2007Paparazzi
Film (Docu)
Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel
Janice Sutherland
Channel 4
2006 - 2007Mr Scobie/Major Dusty Millar
Theatre (Tour)
Tunes Of Glory
Michael Lunney
Middle Ground Theatre Company
No. 1 Tour
2006Eddie Monroe
TV
Taggart
Justin Molotnikov
Scottish Television
2005Alex
Film (Short)
Mantrap
Ed Blackburn
Napier University
2005Davie
Film (Short)
Suburban Home
Nick Gibbon
Cineworks
2005Robert
Film (Short)
Game Over
Samir Mehanovic
Edinburgh College of Art
2005Petruchio
Theatre
The Taming Of The Shrew
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
2004Traci
Theatre
Four Nights in Knaresborough
Sean Kane
Theatre Enigma
Traverse Theatre
2004Bottom
Theatre
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
2003Stew
Theatre
Deadly Weapons
Adam Tomkins
Imperative Theatre
Craigmillar Arts Festival
2003Earl Of Bothwell
Theatre
The Burning
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
2003St. Peter
Theatre
To The Cross (Passion Play)
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
2002Bobby NcNulty
Theatre (Tour)
Your Turn To Clean The Stair
Michael Emans
Rapture Theatre Company
Scottish Tour
2002Malcolm
Theatre
Macbeth
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
2001Loth
Theatre
Thenew
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
Netherbow Theatre
2001Braidfute/Menteith
Theatre
The Wallace
Charles Nowosielski
Theatre Alba
2000Ensemble
Theatre
Sound Pictures
Kate Nelson
The Arches Theatre
2000Danny
Film (Student)
The Queen's Chocolate
Helen Trew
Napier University
1999Thompson
TV
Taggart
Mike Brayshaw
Scottish Television
1999Adam Yestreen
Theatre
Farewell Miss Julie Logan
Estelle Van Warmelo
Scottish Actors Initiative
Netherbow Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    19953 yr. ActingRose Bruford College
    19911 Year ActingTelford College, Edinburgh

    Additional Skills

    I have a breadth of experience as a corporate/roleplay actor, having worked with many public and private sector organisations down the years, and am skilled in improvisation, hot-seating, and facilitating forum theatre training.

    An experienced Father Christmas, having worked in various locations and settings in London and surrounding areas every festive since Dec 2015.

    Additional Information

    Member of The Actors Centre, London.

    Have been a workshop actor for London Film Academy, Central Film School, and National Film and Television School.

    Winner Best Short Drama 2013 Limelight Film Awards for 'Night in a Hotel'. Also winner for Best Director and Best Fiction at Thurrock Film Festival 2013.

    Winner Best Short Thriller 2012 Limelight Film Awards for 'The Killing Game'.

    Finalist in the Mandy Monologue Competition 2017 in the Established Actor category:-

    ‘A naturalistic, clear delivery and he had authority over what he was saying.' Nicky Bligh.

    ‘James is very engaging and charismatic and the piece is a good choice for him. He avoided any cliched, tough soldier type acting and made it very subtle and believable.’ Carl Proctor.

    5-day Screen Acting Immersion Programme at TVI Actors Studio, Los Angeles, Aug 2018.

    About me

    Black Belt in Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Yes
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • Scottish
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Accents (International)
    • Irish
    • Russian
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • Belfast
    • Edinburgh
    • Fife
    • Geordie
    • Glasgow
    • Highlands
    • London
    • Northern Irish
    • RP
    • Scottish Highlands
    • Scottish, Central
    • Scottish, South
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Scottish, West Coast
    • Shetlands
    • South London
    • Yorkshire
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Bass
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over