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Jim was born in Newport, South Wales but has lived in the North East for most of his life. 

Theatre credits include: RED ELLEN (Nottingham Playhouse); WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Derby Theatre); TREASURE ISLAND (Derby Theatre); A VIKING CHRISTMAS - also MD (Queen's Hall Arts Centre); VANESSA - also Director (Purple Theatre); THE GRINNING MAN (Trafalgar Studios); PITMEN PAINTERS (New Vic Theatre); GRAPES OF WRATH (Nottingham Playhouse/Royal and Derngate/West Yorkshire Playhouse), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare’s Globe), THE DROWNED MAN (Punchdrunk/National Theatre); RICHARD III, KING JOHN, TYNESIDE TALES (Royal Shakespeare Company); TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Manchester Royal Exchange); THE GRAPES OF WRATH (West Yorkshire Playhouse) ; A WALK ON PART: THE SLOW FALL OF NEW LABOUR (Soho Theatre); WHAT HAPPENED IS THIS (Tron, Glasgow); NOIR, THE BOY ON THE SWING, THE TAXI DRIVER'S DAUGHTER, 13.1 (Live Theatre, Newcastle); COOKING WITH ELVIS, OFFICE PARTY (Hull Truck); SON OF MAN, ANIMAL FARM, EDMOND, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (Northern Stage); TREASURE ISLAND, THE GIFT AND THE GLORY (Dukes, Lancaster); GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); THE NEW TENANT (Hungarian State Theatre, Cluj, Romania) and RED ELLEN (Nottingham Playhouse).

Television credits include: DINOSAUR (Two Brothers Pictures); CLODAGH (Afternoon Picture); THE RED KING (UKTV/Quay Street Productions); LAND OF WOMEN (Apple+); KING GARY (SERIES 2); INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY (Company Pictures for BBC); VERA (ITV Studios); EMMERDALE (Yorkshire TV); JOE MADDISON'S WAR (Mammoth Productions for ITV1); TRACY BEAKER RETURNS (CBBC), BYKER GROVE (Zenith Entertainment for BBC).


 Jim is also a talented singer, musician and composer. He has worked as a Musical Director for Northern Stage, NTC touring theatre and Live theatre (where he was Musical Director on the original West End production of Cooking With Elvis.)

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