Jim grew up on his family's farm near Loch Lomond in Scotland and got his first taste of acting when he joined his local young farmers club and took part in their annual variety concerts. On leaving school Jim worked on the farm until finally realising that it wasn't for him and auditioned for a place in The Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama where he won a place on the acting course.
After graduating with a BA in Acting Jim relocated to London to continue his career, although his first professional theatre jobs always brought him back across the boarder to his beloved homeland. In 2013 Jim landed the role of Dr Alec Harvey in Kneehigh Theatre's production of Brief Encounter which gave him the opportunity to play in theatres in America and Australia, and he is delighted to be reprising the role in such an exciting production with such a talented cast during its West End return throughout 2018.
Theatre Credits include: The Father (Wyndham's Theatre); Lysistrata (Almeida); Brief Encounter (USA/Australia Tour); The Mill Lavvies, Equus and A Christmas Carol (Dundee Rep); Hansel And Gretel, Beauty And The Beast and LIAR (Citizen Theatre); Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre); A Sheep Called Skye (National Theatre of Scotland); Yellow On The Broom (Perth Theatre) and Attempts On Her Life (Tron Theatre).
Television credits include: A.D. – The Bible Continues (NBC/Warner Bros); The Cannibal In The Jungle (The Discovery Channel); Vera and Shetland (ITV); Katie Morag and Hope Springs (BBC) and Tinsel Town (Channel 4).
Film credits include: In The Darkest Hour (Burning Horseshoe Productions); My Dinner With Herve (HBO Films); First And Only (Encaptivate); Boogie Man (Head Gear Films); Down A Dark Hall (Lionsgate); Justice League and Edge Of Tomorrow (Warner Bros); The Man With The Iron Heart (Adama Pictures); Meet Pursuit Delange – The Movie (Factory Film Prod Ltd); Iona (Bard Entertainments); '71 (Warp Films); The Last Piper (Norland); Will (Strangelove Films); A Demon Within (24 Carrot Films); Spare Change (Lightfoot Pictures); Night People (MeadKerr Productions) and Afterlife (Gabriel Films).