Born: January 15, 1965
Famous for: Playing Adam in Cold Feet and Murphy's Lawy
James' plans for a career as a French teacher were shelved after he developed an interest in acting. The Northern Ireland-born star started out in theatre before moving into film in 1985. From there, he forged a TV career in series such as Searching, Ballykissangel and of course, Cold Feet. Since the mid-Nineties, he's also enjoyed a successful big screen career, with roles in Welcome To Sarajevo, Waking Ned and Bloody Sunday, for which he received a BAFTA nomination.