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James Jonathon Wilby (born 20 February 1958) is a British actor for film, TV and stage.

Biography

He was born in Rangoon, Burma to a corporate executive father. He was educated at Sedbergh School in Cumbria, and from there went on to study for a degree at Grey College, University of Durham.

He is married to Shana Louise and has children Barnaby John Loxley, Florence Hannah Mary, Nathaniel Jerome and Jesse Jack.

A well-known actor on the stage and screen in the United Kingdom, Wilby's first appearance on screen was in the Oxford Film Company 1982 production Privileged alongside Hugh Grant . Wilby is best known to an international audience for roles in Maurice (1987), for which he received Venice Film Festival's Best Actor award with co-star Hugh Grant. Then he starred in A Handful of Dust (1988), Howards End (1992) and Gosford Park (2001) and Alain Robbe-Grillet's C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle (2006) co-starring Arielle Dombasle which premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

On stage, he starred in the 1995 revival of John Osborne's A Patriot for Me by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre.

Films and TV




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