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James D’Arcy: Who Is That D'Arcy Guy?

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James D'Arcy plays a mobster in the new comedy ‘Let's Be Cops.'

Fun facts about James D'Arcy (Source: Wikipedia)

1) James D'Arcy was born in Fulham, London, where he and his younger sister, Charlotte were raised by their mother, Caroline (a nurse). His father died when he was young. He has family separated in Ireland, England and Scotland. Most English relatives are based around the Midlands. After completing his education at Christ's Hospital in 1991, he went to Australia for a year and worked in the drama department of a school in Perth, which gave him an interest in acting. When he returned to London he applied for drama school. He did a three-year course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, completing a BA in Acting in 1995.

2) His first appearances on television were small roles in the TV series Silent Witness (1996) and Dalziel and Pascoe (1996), followed by roles in TV film such as Nicholas Hawthorne in Ruth Rendell's Bribery and Corruption (1997), Lord Cheshire in The Canterville Ghost (1997) and Jonathan Maybury in The Ice House (1997). In 1997 he furthermore played Blifil in the Mini-series The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In 1999, he acted in the World War I drama The Trench as well as having a small role in the comedy Guest House Paradiso.

3) From 2001 to the present, D'Arcy played bigger roles and leading characters in the mini-series Rebel Heart (2001, Ernie Coyne), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001, Nicholas Nickleby) and Revelation (2001, Jake Martel). In 2002, he portrayed a young Sherlock Holmes in the television film Sherlock: Case of Evil. In 2003, he played the role of Barnaby Caspian in the film Dot the I, and the character Jim Caddon in the series P.O.W In 2003, he also gained wider recognition when he portrayed Lt. Tom Pullings in Peter Weir's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

‘Let's Be Cops' opens in theaters next Wednesday, August 13th.

Instagram: @mrjamesdarcy

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