James Warwick

James Warwick trained at London University/Central School of Speech and Drama and spent much of his early career in English regional theatre learning his craft. Subsequently, he played many leading roles in London’s West End theatre. Mr. Warwick starred in many filmed series for BBC Television and PBS Masterpiece Theatre including PARTNERS IN CRIME, LILLIE, EDWARD VII, THE BELL, ROCK FOLLIES, DR. WHO, and THE NIGHTMARE MAN. In 1995, Mr. Warwick toured America as Arthur in Camelot, followed by Sir Robert Chiltern in An Ideal Husband on Broadway. James’ American TV credits include, ALIAS, MURDER SHE WROTE, BABYLON 5, HART TO HART, CIVIL WARS, in addition to many character commercials and radio plays. He then started directing on a freelance basis; now over 30 productions in US regional theatres. He was associate artistic director at both the Chester Theatre Company and the Berkshire Theatre Festival in MA, and artistic director of the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. In 2003, Mr. Warwick began his association with The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, directing dozens of productions for the Academy Company, and between 2007/2008 served as Interim President of the Los Angeles Campus. In October 2009, Mr. Warwick was appointed President of Theatre of Arts, College for the Contemporary Actor. In October 2013, James retired from academia and returned to his freelance work. His recent assignments have been to redirect the Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker for their US tour and to present the Animal Planet’s Christmas special for Cable TV. In 2014, he directed Madagascar for the Chester Theatre Company, which was awarded one of the top ten productions in New England. In 2014 James was named one of the top four directors in the region. He is delighted to return to TOA to direct these young actors at the start of their promising careers.