James wrote the movies SEVERANCE, COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES, TOWER BLOCK, and also contributed script work to THE BORDERLANDS (released in the US as FINAL PRAYER). He is currently adapting the YOUNG SHERLOCK novels into feature films and is showrunning the adaptation of the graphic novel ZAYA as a TV series (Patrice Theroux/Sugar Shack Productions). His script SEQUEL is being produced in the USA by Joe Dante (Renfield Productions), to be directed by Danielle Harris.
For TV he has written episodes of programs including DOCTOR WHO (The Fires of Pompeii, which featured Peter Capaldi and Karen Gillan’s first appearance on the show in other roles), TORCHWOOD, PRIMEVAL, CRUSOE, SPOOKS and EVE. He also contributed an episode for the third season of CROSSING LINES (NBC/Tandem), for the upcoming animated series THE RUBBISH WORLD OF DAVE SPUD (The Illuminated Film Company), and action series CURFEW (Sky One) is based on his original film script.
His other work includes 5-time Streamy Award nominated web series GIRL NUMBER 9, web series MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL, which won Best Screenplay at Dublin Web Fest, and several popular “Turn Off Your Bloody Phone” idents for FrightFest. He has also written and directed several short films, including CRAZY FOR YOU, starring Arthur Darvill and Hannah Tointon, and the multi-award winning BLOOD SHED, starring Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips.
James is represented in the US by Abram Nalibotsky at Gersh.
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