Daniel E. James is an Australian based actor with extensive film and screen experience. He has just completed work on back-to-back short films (THE WONDERS OF LONG AND SOCKS, DENNIS MAYHEW’S MAGIC MIRROR, PROJECT ONE-SHOT, DRALIEN, PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW, WAITING TO SCORE, FIRST, A DEATH AT DINNER) and has a string of other credits to his name. He has appeared in feature films (RISE, BEYOND REDEMPTION: SPACE CAPTAIN, CHAMELEON 1 and 2, SWIMMING UPSTREAM, GREEN SAILS), television commercials (Bacchus restaurant, Doritos, Queensland Rail, Carlton Mid, VB, Dulux), television series’ (FLIPPER, LOST WORLD, ROAR), music videos (CHOON GOOZ, PLUVIO and REVERBNATION), web series’ (BROKEN), corporate videos (Choice Security Systems, Virgin Blue), an interactive video game (Day X Exists) and a trailer for a zombie film.
Daniels most recognisable credit was a support role as biochemist ‘Stevie Best’ in Mack Lindon’s Australian crime drama ‘Rise’, which was recently released in Australian cinemas November 2014.
A graduate of Queensland Actors Playhouse, Daniel participates in regular workshops and acting classes in order to enhance and expand his craft. He has trained with a number of coaches in acting, life coach skills, voice and movement and with casting directors including Damien Walshe-Howling, Joss McWilliam, David Sowden, Anthony Wong, Martin Sacks, Christopher Sommers, Tom McSweeney, Greg Apps, Michelle Clancy, Angela Heesom and Clare Dea.
Dan James has recently completed a 5-day Meisner Intensive course and Branding and Marketing workshop with Clare Dea at her Melbourne studio. Further, Daniel has just completed a 3 week intensive course in sword handling & sword safety training with professionals learning basic principles of sword fighting, moving, striking, rolling, choreography and partner work, designed specifically for Actors.
For his role in DRALIEN, Daniel was able to put his experience in martial arts, personal training and as a boxing fitness instructor to good use when executing detailed stage combat fighting sequences.
After so many years on set, Daniel brings understanding and focus to each role and responds effectively to direction. Daniel is also a qualified personal trainer and boxing fitness instructor. Having completed five-years study to obtain his Bachelor in Urban and Environmental Planning, Daniel hopes to bring awareness to environmental and humanitarian issues by creating thought-provoking documentaries.