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Actor, Writer, Performer

James Fairley

I love telling stories. I’ve been fortunate to do so in all forms, from Improv to Intimate Immersive, from Stand Up to Shakespeare and from Physical Theatre through Panto; and  I have been exceptionally lucky to have worked in near all stages of production for both stage and screen, from writing, directing, stage hand, boom operator, editing, costume design and far more!

I can frequently be found aboard HMS Warrior in Portsmouth, portraying 4th Lt. Jacky Fisher. This utilises my History studies from the University of Southampton, from which, I do have a particular interest in period pieces: any excuse to research a new period! This work on HMS Warrior allows me to continue development of my own scripts in free time and pursue simultaneous work. 

Whilst I am not working, I also enjoy writing scripts and challenging myself as a performer to expand my skillset- whether this be through dance, singing, magic, music, or a random new skill; I have since become a mixologist and love making tailored cocktails to peoples palate.