James Dinsmore

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Born and educated in Glasgow, James has toured extensively in the UK as well as the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Theatre credits include: Ivor in The Ivor Novello Story (Pitlochry Theatre and Scottish tour); An Ideal Husband (UK tour for Bill Kenwright Ltd); Half A Sixpence (UK tour for Bill Kenwright Ltd); Chess (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens (King’s Head); Ben Hur (Barn Theatre); Great Expectations (UK tour); Our Man In Havana (UK tour); Adding Machine: A Musical (Finborough Theatre); Corbyn the Musical: The Motorcycle Diaries (Waterloo East Theatre); The Nightingales and Men in Suits (Aldeburgh Classic Theatre);  Annie (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); Little Shop of Horrors (Websters Theatre, Glasgow); Darling of the Day (Union Theatre); The Sound of Music (Bahrain Festival); Oliver! (Madinat Theatre, Dubai); The Emperors Quest (Milk Teeth Productions); Fingask Follies (Scottish tours 2009 & 2010); HMS Pinafore (Union Theatre); Whom the Gods Love (Edinburgh Festival); Oliver! (Perth Theatre); Die Fledermaus, The Mikado and The Gondoliers for Carl Rosa.

Pantomime credits include: Beauty and the Beast (Spotlight Theatre, Hoddesdon), Sleeping Beauty (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Marina Theatre, Lowestoft); Sleeping Beauty (Capitol Theatre, Horsham); Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Aladdin (Capitol Theatre, Horsham); Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Wakefield); Peter Pan (Capitol Theatre, Horsham); Peter Pan (Camberley Theatre); Cinderella (Cresset Theatre, Peterborough); Peter Pan (Motherwell Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Cresset Theatre, Peterborough); Jack and the Beanstalk (Camberley Theatre); Cinderella (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon); Cinderella (Courtyard Theatre, Hereford); Aladdin (Courtyard Theatre, Hereford).

Screen and radio credits include: Laal Singh Chaddha (Paramount Pictures); EastEnders (BBC), Kim Philby in BBC’s Days that Shook the World, the Entertainer in the Radio 4 play Notes to Self and commercials for McDonald’s, Norwegian Railways and Shell.

As a writer, James has written scripts and narration for Back to BroadwayMagic of the MusicalsGilbert & Sullivan Go WildeForbidden Fringe and Coward’s Choice as well as corporate training DVDs.