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James Butcher

James Butcher, born on 16th August 1989 in Guildford, Surrey is a famous actor in the theatre industry. He is a Corps de Ballet of The Royal Ballet Company, London and well-known for his roles in An American in Paris, Monday Mourning and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Butcher is currently appearing in The Phantom of the Opera.



Butcher trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating in 2010. He also attended The Royal Ballet School as a ballet dancer.


Becoming part of the theatre scene not too long ago, he has worked in a few stage shows. His credits Billy’s older self/ensemble in Stephen Daldry’s Billy Elliot: The Musical at the Vitoria Palace (2005); an artist in The Royal Variety (2014) and a swing in Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris (2017).


Among his film credits is his role of dancer/vocalist in Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Really Useful Films); student in Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone (Warner Bros) and ball guest in Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh).


He has done various other projects, like being a featured artist in BBC’s Holby City, a dancer in BBC Comic Relief, and soloist in ITV’s the Royal Variety Performance 2014.