Theo James

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Date of Birth: December 16, 1984

Theo James was born Theo Taptiklis in Oxford, England. He graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham. One of his fondest memories during his time at Nottingham was spending time playing the video game Tekken 4 with friends.

After his time in Nottingham he trained at the Bristol Vic Theater School.During his final year there, he managed to land small parts in a couple of big films: Lucasfilms' Red Tails and the Woody Allen movie You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.

While he achieved some popularity in the UK after filming his part in the movie version of popular UK TV network E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners, Underworld: Awakening was his first major role outside the United Kingdom. He starred in Divergent (2014) and in the sequel, The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015). More recently, he can be seen in The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016). Also in 2016, he joined the Underworld franchise alongside Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Blood Wars (2017). Most recently, he played a young U.N. aide in the thriller Backstabbing for Beginners (2018), alongside Ben Kingsley.


Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)
The Secret Scripture (2016)
The Divergent Series: Allegiant The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) Divergent (2014)
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
Red Tails (2011)
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)