Born in Scotland (no Scottish accent), Jim France was educated in Scotland, England and Switzerland. He spent much of his life in the hospitality industry after being an actor for some years and before taking up the craft again. He is fluent in several languages and became an American citizen in 1974. He has had the opportunity to live on three continents, in 8 countries, 15 States, one Province and Puerto Rico along with 23 cities - all as a result of his work in the hospitality industry.
He was trained in the former "Repertory Theatre System" in the UK, participating in 40 productions annually for two years - being involved in not only acting but all aspects of the theatre - props, set, costumes, lights, effects and as existed formerly - prompting.
Denied by his Father to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he entered his Father's industry and graduated from the Hotel School in Lausanne, Switzerland and spent much of his life operating hotels ending up as CEO of a small hotel company.
Deciding in 2003 to follow his dream, he studied privately for 3 years. He attended his first professional audition in 2006, landing the role of Henry Albertson in "The Fantasticks" and has been working ever since in film, commercials, voice-overs or on the stage.
He is a happy man!
Name: Jim France
Lives in: Raleigh, North Carolina
Occupation: Actor and Voice Artist
Unique traits: Singer, Actor, Accents available: American (mid-atlantic): European: English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Cockney, Yorkshire, Australian, French, German, Italian among others.
Find Your Way Home (Broadway)
Theater by Christine Scarry (Comedy, Drama and Musical) Walt Whitfield Set in 1910 Ireland and America, Find Your Way Home is a musical drama that follows an Irish family as they encounter unexpected tragedies and joys in the face of economic hardship.
Film (Comedy) Actor Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.
TURN: Washington's Spies
Television (Drama and War) Actor Follows New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. Written by AMC
Television (Family) Actor Amanda Wainwright is a single mom who works as a US postal inspector while son Preston is a forensics lab intern. Amanda's partner is Mitch who helps deliver a message after each case is solved.
The Last Dufo
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor The world's greatest artist went into seclusion 20 years ago to complete his much anticipated final work. This film seeks to ask what is art and what makes it so desirable.
Film (Drama, History and Biography) Actor The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Written by Miss W J Mcdermott
The Devil Girl of Devonshire
Film (Action) Actor Nix is a young girl that just happens to have an eight foot long pointy tail. What she desires above all else is to find a "monster", in the hopes that she can stand next to it and pale in comparison, and then feel less like one herself.
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor John Capra has a unique profession. For a reasonable fee he will manipulate evidence, create subterfuge, avoid the law and expertly take the fall for whatever dumb-ass thing you did. But you've been warned - he's not cheap. Or painless... Charles Duncan is losing control. His wife has left him and is soon to be remarried, his kids are going too. Nobody will notice if he moves around some company money then one day just slips away... Oh. Wait a minute... When the feds start to close in, Duncan starts to rethink his plan. And Capra was looking to retire anyway - a nice easy white-collar gig would be just the ticket... and what could possibly go wrong...? Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama and Biography) Actor The year is 1732. John Wesley, an irritatingly self-righteous instructor at Oxford is offered the chance to go to the new colony of Georgia, where he hopes to preach to the Indians. During the voyage, the ship encounters a violent storm; overwhelmed with the fear of death, Wesley begins to doubt the validity of his faith In Georgia, Wesley's plans are waylaid: he is not able to do much preaching among the native tribes, and falls in love with Sophy Hopkey, the beautiful niece of the local magistrate. When the star-crossed romance fails to produce a proposal from the angst-ridden young minister, Sophy marries another; bitterness explodes between the two until one day Wesley publicly refuses to serve Holy Communion to Sophy. He is arrested for defamation of character - and is to be tried by Sophy's uncle! There will be no fair trial here. Escaping from Savannah, he returns to England in failure and shame. Back in London, he meets a Moravian missionary, Peter Boehler, who counsels the ... Written by Anonymous
A Dance for Bethany
Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Abbey Fisher, an investigative reporter, has everything one could want out of life except her own family. Happily married to Civil Rights Attorney, James, the couple's idealism as childhood sweethearts has been thwarted through their drive to attain the American dream and leaves them empty and in a politically correct lifestyle that has stolen their own sense of value. Through advice of their fertility specialist Abbey decides to take a leave of absence in order to start the family she has been trying for several years to have and to regain her sense of purpose. Can her heart-strings withstand the challenge however, when she learns that children and youth are victims of a rapidly growing sex trade operation right under her nose. She meets young Bethany Stevenson, a sex trafficked victim from the age of 12 and becomes driven, risking her own dreams to help the teenager into a new life. Never knowing what it's like to be respected and loved as a young lady, overcoming fear and learning ... Written by Anonymous