James Hillier: The Deep Blue Sea Press Night

Date - 8 June, 2015, All News Press Nights Theatre

James Hillier opens to the press this evening as Mr Miller in The Deep Blue Sea at the Watermill Theatre.

Hester abandons the security and respectability of life with her distinguished older husband, throwing herself into a passionate affair with former RAF pilot Freddie. His raffish charm wears thin, but Hester remains infatuated. With overpowering feelings for Freddie and with her husband ready to forgive, Hester finds herself caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Terence Rattigan’s 1950s masterpiece portrays the emotional turmoil of a woman defying convention and the destructive power of love. Brought to you by the team behind Of Mice and Men and All My Sons, The Deep Blue Sea promises to be unforgettably moving.


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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