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BIFA winner James Floyd was named 'a star in the making' by The Independent & 'reminiscent of Robert De Niro' by The Daily Telegraph for his lead role of 'Rash' in in Sally El Hosaini’s acclaimed debut feature MY BROTHER THE DEVIL.
James won the award for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2012 British Independent Film Awards, was a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2013 and a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow. The Hollywood Reporter noted that ‘My Brother the Devil should put Floyd on the casting map. Certainly, he has the looks and charisma on which to build a career’ whilst Empire magazine called his performance ‘magnetic’. Further to the BIFA award, James also won ‘Best Actor’ at the Milan Film Festival and was nominated for the ‘Most Promising Newcomer Award’ at the Evening Standard Film Awards.
James takes a key role in BBC Films' CITY OF TINY LIGHTS, alongside Riz Ahmed, Cush Jumbo & Billie Piper; which receives its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Directed by Pete Travis, the noir thriller is set in London during two time periods, 1997 and present day. James plays 'Lovely', a successful businessman whose partner is murdered.
Amongst his credits, he was recently seen in the lead role in the spy thriller NEWCOMER alongside Golden Globe winner Anthony LaPaglia. James has also completed the thriller REARVIEW with Antonia Thomas, directed by Avril E. Russell and was seen in a leading role in ABC’s epic drama series OF KINGS AND PROPHETS. Other notable performances include his acclaimed starring role in EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE, a comedic turn in TORMENTEDalongside Tuppence Middleton and Alex Pettyfer, as well as roles in THE INFIDEL with Matt Lucas and Richard Schiff,and COMPULSION alongside Ray Winstone and Parminder Negra. James’ further television work includes his portrayal of 'Freddie Mercury' in the BBC’s BAFTA winning biopic on the life of Kenny Everett BEST POSSIBLE TASTE. The New Statesman singled out his interpretation as ‘a delightful performance’.