James Hillier Directs Green Eyes : The Hotel Plays

Date - 12 February, 2014, All News Press Nights Theatre

Defibrillator theatre presents Tennessee Williams’ The Hotel Plays at The Langham Hotel in London, the show will open to the press this evening. James directs one of the three, Green Eyes.

Written in 1970 but unpublished for almost 40 years, this lost thriller graphically reveals the impact of war through the sexual fantasies of a newly-wed couple in New Orleans. Green Eyes transforms a honeymoon suite into a battleground where desire and violence become blurred and indistinguishable.


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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