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James Gillan

Born on 30th August 1975, James Gillan is a professional theatre performer from Glasgow, Scotland.



He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for his role in Des McAnuff’s Tommy. He also shared a TMA for Best Performance in a Musical nomination with the other members of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins which played at the Sheffield Theatre.


James’ onstage roles include James in Jonathan Stone’s James & The Giant Peach in the National Tour, Pinball Lad/Understudy for Tommy in Des McAnuff’s Tommy at the Shaftesbury Theatre, title role in Micth Sebastian’s Pippin at The Bridewell Theatre, Ben Lowe in Brennan Street’s Golem at New End Theatre, Rusty in Trevor Nunn’s Starlight Express at the Apollo Theatre, Iras in Giles Bolck’s Anthony & Cleopatra at The Globe Theatre, Lucius in Mark Rylance’s Julius Caesar at The Globe Theatre, James in Mick Gordon’s Godspell at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Spencer in Stuart Wood’s When Harry Met Barry at Upstairs at Gatehouse, title role in Ian Talbot’s Peter Pan at the Royal Festival Hall, Marilyn in Christian Durham’s Taboo in the UK Tour, Rusty in Arlene Phillips’ Starlight Express in the UK Tour, John Hinckley in Nikolai Foster’s Assassins at the Sheffield Theatre, Boq in Joe Mantello’s Wicked by Art Productions, lead role in Rachel Kavanagh’s Peter Pan at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Colin Craven in Ian Brown’s The Secret Garden at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Birmingham Rep, Mr Tumnus in Ciaran McConville’s The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at Rose Theatre, Lady Puck in The Donkey Show at Proud, Camden, Tray Sophisticay in Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Sheffield Crucible, and reprising the role at the Apollo Theatre.


His television works include The Seven Industrial Wonders Of The World, Doctors and Casualty.