James Hillier: The Crown (Netflix)

Date - 30 October, 2017, All News Streaming Services Television
James Hillier

James Hillier can be seen as series regular Equerry across two series of The Crown for Netflix.

The Crown is the most expensive TV series to date, and the first ever UK-produced Netflix series. It sees the reunion of the creative team behind 2006’s Oscar-winning biopic The Queen, starring Helen Mirren. Screenwriter Peter Morgan and producer Andy Harries are here joined by Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry.

The first season of the biographical story consists of 10 one-hour-long episodes focusing on the first decade of Elizabeth’s epic reign, starting as a 25-year-old newlywed who ascends to the throne following the unexpected death of her father, George II.

Netflix has confirmed that season two, comprising of 10 brand-new episodes will premiere globally in early December 2017. This will be the last season to feature Claire Foy before Olivia Colman replaces her as Queen Elizabeth. The entire drama will trace the life of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from her wedding in 1947 to the present day.

James is joined in the cast by fellow Sainou client Ben Fox


James trained at RADA.

Soon after graduating, James appeared in the prestigious BBC productions of Great Expectations and All The King's Men, both directed by Julian Jarrold. Other notable screen credits include the leading role of Spence in Long Time Dead for Working Title Films, and as a series regular on the TV series Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Serious and Organised and Holby Blue.

James plays the role of series regular Equerry in The Crown on Netflix.

In theatre his work includes The Height of The Storm at the Wyndham's Theatre West End & Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway. Torn for The Royal Court, 66 Books for The Bush, Lulu for the Almeida, The Homecoming at The Royal Exchange and the British Premiere of Tennessee Williams Something Cloudy Something Clear.

James is artistic director of theatre company Defibrillator. He directed Hard Feelings at the Finborough Theatre and then went on to perform in Venice Preserv'd a site-specific piece produced by the Spectator's Guild. His latest directorial work with the company was the world premiere of Mike Barlett’s Not Talking at the Arcola Theatre.

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