James Wrighton



Auckland, New Zealand


188 cm

Age Range



British, European

Career Highlights

"James is an actor who has appeared in numerous stage and TV productions including lead roles in ‘Young Hyacinth’ (the prequel to ‘Keeping Up Appearances’) for the BBC, in Channel 4’s ‘Drifters’ and Comedy Central’s ‘I Live With Models’.
He is also a co-founder, writer and performer with sketch-comedy group ‘Idiots of Ants’ who sold out six consecutive Edinburgh Fringe Festivals; had their own TV pilot; a radio series on the BBC and numerous television appearances. He has appeared at the Montreal ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival with the ‘Idiots’ alongside Jimmy Carr and John Cleese and has twice been invited to the Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand International Comedy Festivals where they won Best International Act."


Best International Act - The New Zealand Comedy Festival
Best Show Nominee - The Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier Award)
Chortle Award Winner - Best Sketch/Character Act

Video Film.

2007The Sacred Council Actor Dir. Peter Stanley


2016DriftersJeremy (Guest Lead)Channel 4
Dir. Al Campbell
2016Young HyacinthWilliamBBC
Dir. Sandy Johnson
2015I Live with ModelsTrent (Guest Lead)Comedy Central
Dir. Ben Kellett
2013Dick 'n' Dom's Funny BusinessWriter/PerformerBBC/Zeppotron Productions
Dir. Dez McCarthy
2011BBC BitesizeRomeo/Mr Hyde/VariousBBC/Zeppotron
Dir. Ben Taylor
2011Idiots of Ants E4 Funny CutWriter/PerformerChannel 4/E4/Zeppotron Productions
Dir. Ben Taylor
2011The Royal BodyguardWaiterBBC/Hat Trick/Busby Productions
Dir. Mark Bussell/Justin Sbresni
2010The WallWriter/PerformerBBC TV/Zeppotron Productions
Dir. George Sayer/Chris Faith


2017Hermione & LeontesLeontesThe Curtain Theatre
Dir. Alexander Lass
2016Hatched & DispatchedKennethDir. Michael Kirk
2013Idiots of Ants: ANThologyWriter/PerformerDir. Matt Holt
2013Idiots of Ants: Model Citizens-ish! - NZ, Melbourne, Sydney comedy festivalsWriter/PerformerPleasance Theatre
Dir. Matt Holt
2012Idiots of Ants: Model CitizensWriter/PerformerDir. Matt Holt
2012Idiots of Ants: This is War- International Comedy festivals tourWriter/PerformerDir. Matt Holt
2011Idiots of Ants: The Red Button Writer / PerformerPleasance Theatre
Dir. Matt Holt
2011Idiots of Ants: UK TourWriter / PerformerPleasance Theatre
Dir. Matt Holt
2010Idiots of Ants: This Is War (Perrier Nominated Show)Writer / PerformerPleasance Theatre
Dir. Matt Holt
2009Idiots of Ants Writer / PerformerPleasance Theatre
Dir. Matt Holt
2008Idiots of Ants Writer / PerformerPleasance Theatre
Dir. Lisa Spirling
2007Then They Came For MePappy / Young EdLyric Theatre/National Tour
Dir. Stephen Sorby
2006The Wonder! A Woman Keeps A Secret LissardoThe Other Theatre Company
Dir. Derek Bond
2005Babes in the WoodRobin HoodThe Adam Smith Theatre
Dir. Jonathan Stone


2012Idiots of Ants presents Totally Gizmo Writer / Performer BBC Radio
Dir. Mayhew-Archer


The Royal Academy of Music - 2002
The University of Birmingham: BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Arts - 1999