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An English actor (born October 11, 1983). He is best known for playing [[KingArthur Prince (later King) Arthur]] in [[Creator/TheBBC the BBC]] series ''{{Series/Merlin}}'', who grows from an impulsive and InnocentlyInsensitive RoyalBrat to TheGoodKing.

James has a reputation for being MrFanservice with countless [[ShirtlessScene shirtless scenes]], but [[HeReallyCanAct has soundly proved his acting abilities]] in dramatic scenes ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJTsiZuI7f0 like this (spoiler!) one]]). Amusingly, his roles tend to be involved in LoveTriangle. He seems to have a tendency to play athletic characters too.

He's an enthusiastic amateur [[TheBeautifulGame footballer]].

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!!Selected Filmography
* 2008: ''DisConnected'' -- Ben
* 2008: ''{{Lewis}}'' -- Jack Roth
* 2008 - 2012: ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' -- Arthur Pendragon
* 2012: ''Fast Girls'' -- Carl

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!!This actor provides examples of:

* BigBrotherInstinct / NiceGuy: His aversion to hitting his co-star in the face in one episode of Merlin, even asking the director if he could just grab him by the shirt.
-->''...[[http://youtu.be/NyPc0TZ6yfQ?t=2m41s I donít reallyÖ Iím not sure if I should whack him round the face... I kind of held back. Because heís only tiny.]]''
* BoisterousBruiser: He appears to be extroverted and fun-loving in behind-the-scene materials.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has perfect deadpan delivery in comedic scenes and snarks quite a bit in real life too.
* ForcefulKiss: He seems to be the victim of this in everything he has acted in. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ztalsGcqFU Most prominently on Merlin.]]
* {{Hunk}}
* MrFanservice: He is often utilized as eye candy due to his looks.
* ThePrankster: Often pulls jokes and pranks on his fellow co-stars alongside ColinMorgan.
* PuppyDogEyes: [[http://just-arthur.tumblr.com/post/59742190164 He's an]] [[http://just-arthur.tumblr.com/post/95823327253 expert]] [[http://just-arthur.tumblr.com/post/30524553592/euphoria1001-pouty-arthur-requested-by at it.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Bradley is the Red to Colin's Blue. While Bradley is more extroverted, fun-loving and attention seeking, Colin is more introverted, quiet and shy.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Began dating Georgia King after filming Merlin 3x06, in which she played the princess Arthur's father wanted him to marry.
* ShirtlessScene: Rather infamous for this.
** Though he himself mocks it in the Merlin commentaries, along with Colin Morgan.
-->''[[http://youtu.be/BZJBiaZS-b8?t=7m32s As opposed to the gratuitous top shots that I had in ep one where I was putting keys away on numerous occasions with no top on.]]''
* StarMakingRole: Prince Arthur in ''Merlin''
* VitriolicBestBuds: Apparently, Bradley's relationship with Colin is slightly similar to the relationship between Arthur and Merlin on {{Merlin}} with all of the teasing and bickering.