James Hillier (actor)

James Hillier, (born 22 September 1973 in Kent, England is a British actor and director. In theatre and on screen he has appeared in numerous roles. Most recently as the Queens Equerry in Season 1 & 2 of the Netflix series The Crown (TV series) and on stage at the Royal Court Theatre in Torn. He also played Sergeant Christian Young on the BBC police drama, HolbyBlue,[1] and Damian, Roxy Mitchell's fiancé in BBC1 Soap Opera EastEnders.

Early life

James is a British actor with a wide ranging theatre and screen career. Born in Kent to Anthony and Susan Hillier he is the eldest of three boys. He studied English Literature at King's College and then went on to train at RADA from where he went straight into the prestigious BBC production of Great Expectation. His stage work includes Lulu at the Almeida, The Homecoming at The Royal Exchange, the British Premier of Tennessee Williams', Something Cloudy, Something Clear and Blue Surge by Rebecca Gilman for which he was nominated for a Best Male Performer Award. Hillier is Artistic Director of theatre company Defibrillator for whom he has directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind, Terry Johnson's Insignificance, The Hotel Plays and Hard Feelings. His longtime partner Amy and their two boys live in London. He is a keen sportsman and avid sports fan, following Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Other Languages