James Bonser

James Bonser is an actor currently residing in London and represented by Ruth Walker Management.

James is a London-based actor having lived and worked in Bristol until 2014.

Whilst in Bristol, his stage acting credits included Captain E.J. Smith in “Titanic” at the Redgrave Theatre, Hamlet in an adaptation of the tradgedy entitled “Quintessence of Dust” for The Libertine Theatre Company and Huld in “The Trial” by Franz Kafka. He won acclaim for his roles in original plays “JACK” (which he also wrote) and “The P.O.G. Act” – both earning him Best Actor award nominations at Bristol Drama Festivals in 2013 & 2014.

In film, James appears in a featured role in Ignition Films’ Michael Powell Award nominated “Flying Blind” (2012) as well as in short films “Wingmen” (2013), “Just Breathe” and its follow up “The Best Man” (2014). He plays the role of Ned in upcoming Bristol-set feature film “One” (2015).

Directing credits include his original play “JACK”, produced with his own company (EOTASI) at The Little Black Box Theatre on 20th and 21st July 2012. It later went on to win Best Original Play at the 2013 Bristol One-Act Drama Festival.
He has also directed Royal Court Writer Amy Bethan Evans’ short play “The Women of Troy” for UWE Drama’s 2011 Armistice Day show, Sophie Lowden’s “My Name is Dakota” and Andrew Horigan’s “Chains I” for the Original Writing Showcases at Jongleurs (2011) and St Matthias Campus (2012), as well as Dennis Potter’s “Blue Remembered Hills” in 2010.

As a Presenter he co-hosted a popular Sunday morning radio show on UWE Hub Radio in 2010, and as a Reviewer he wrote theatre reviews online and for the Westerneye newspaper.

He is a Grade Three Guitarist and a Grade Eight Musical Theatre Performer. He was a recipient of the Rosie’s Music Trust award.

In 2014, James appeared in The E.O.T.A.SI. Theatre Company’s revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” as Jerry in June, and in Kelvin Players’ production of “Pornography” by Simon Stephens in July. He relocated to London shortly after.

In between his acting roles, James continues to write for the stage.


The EOTASI Theatre Company

Portfolio image: James Bonser - The EOTASI Theatre Company
James is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The EOTASI Theatre Company. The Bristol-based troupe aim to produce the best new writing plays and short films.rnrnTheir début production, penned by James, played in Bristol in Summer 2012.

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