English actor, Theo James is best known for his portrayal of Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton in The Divergent Series franchise. James has won many awards including Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action. The English actor is currently in a relationship with Ruth Kearney. He has the net worth of $2 million. James became the brand ambassador for Hugo Boss fragrances for men in 2015 and also appeared in print ads and commercials.
Early Life and Education
Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis, Theo James was born on December 16, 1984, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. He is English by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His father was from New Zealand and his mother was from Glasgow, Scotland. He is the son born to Jane (née Martin) and Philip Taptiklis. He has two elder sisters and two elder brothers.
James’ father was a business consultant, and his mother worked at the National Health Service. His paternal grandfather was Greek who moved from the Peloponnese to New Zealand. He has both English and Scottish ancestry as well.
James attended Aylesbury Grammar School. He performed many school plays and was interested in music at the time. Later, he went to the University of Nottingham to earn his undergraduate degree in philosophy. Also, he received the training from the Bristol Old Vic Theater School.
Theo James made his acting debut in 2010. He starred opposite Billie Piper in a British two-part mini-series, A Passionate Woman. He was cast alongside Billie Piper, Joe Armstrong, and Sue Johnson, among others.
The following year, James debuted in Spanish-American comedy drama-film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. He starred alongside Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, and Naomi Watts, among others.
James portrayed a Turkish Diplomat, Kemal Pamuk in an episode of the first season of historical drama series, Downton Abbey. The series first aired on ITV in the UK on 26 September 2010. It aired on PBS in the US on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology.
James played a leading role in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent in 2014. He portrayed Tobias “Four” Eaton in the film. He was cast alongside Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd, and Jai Courtney, among others. He also portrayed the character in the sequel to the movie, The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
James also acted in another Divergent film, The Divergent Series: Allegiant in 2016. The following year, he played a lead character, David in the fifth Underworld film series.
Besides, James worked as the singer and guitarist of the London-based band Shere Khan. The group announced on Facebook that they have disbanded and will no longer be playing actively as a group on November 21, 2012.
James will be appearing as Michael in his upcoming movie, Backstabbing for Beginners. The movie was created under the production budget of $8 million and will be released on January 18, 2018, in Denmark. His other movies that will be released in 2018 are Zoe and How It Ends.
Theo James is one of the struggling actors in the entertainment field. He has worked as bartender, lifeguard, and has worked for National Health Service in the past. He was the frontman of the bands such as Makora and Shere Khan.
James can play instruments like guitar, harmonica, saxophone, and piano. He enjoys playing sports such as boxing, basketball, rugby and deep-sea scuba diving. He cites hs dream car as Ashton Maritn DB4.
James is unmarried and has no children. He has been in a relationship with an Irish actress, Ruth Kearny since 2009. The couple met while studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School and started dating. The couple was spotted in New York City on September 19, 2015.
The couple was reportedly engaged after some months of dating, as per some online sources. There is no confirmed news about their marriage.
James was linked to Shailene Woodley, and there were speculations that Shailene might be the reason for postponing their marriage. However, the information has not been confirmed. They both starred in the Divergent films.
Height, Net Worth, Salary
The English actor stands the height of 1.8 meters. He has the net worth of $2 million as per the source by muzul. He owns a house in Princes Risborough, UK.
James earned a good amount of money working as an actor, as his movies made a good collection at the box office.
Here's the list of the movies that made a good collection at the box office:
|Year||Film||Cast||Box Office Collection|
|2010||You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger||Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto,
Antonio Banderas, Theo James
|2011||The Inbetweeners Movie||Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas||$88.02 million|
|2012||Underworld: Awakening||Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Stephen Rea, Theo James||$160.1 million|
|2014||Divergent||Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, among others||$288.9 million|
|2015||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, among others||$297.3 million|
|2015||The Benefactor||Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Clarke Peters||$1.9 million|
|2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, among others||$179.2 million|
|2016||Underworld: Blood Wars||Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Peter Andersson, among others||$81 million|
Social Works, Awards, and Nominations
Theo James has won many awards and has been nominated for several awards for his works. Here's the list of his awards:
|2014||Divergent||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action||Won|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Award for Fan Favourite Actor - Male||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Award for Best On-Screen Couple (with Shailene Woodley)||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Duo (with Shailene Woodley)||Won|
|2015||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock (with Shailene Woodley)||Won|
|2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (with Shailene Woodley)||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock (with Shailene Woodley)||Nominated|
James became the brand ambassador for Hugo Boss fragrances for men in 2015. He also appeared in print ads and commercials.
James is active in social works as well. He has traveled to Greece with UNHCR to learn about the condition of refugees.
Theo James Affairs
First Affair with Ruth Kearny
James is in a relationship with an actress, Ruth Kearny since 2009. The pair met while studying at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.