Made in Italy aka The Long Way Round
Role: Director & Screenplay Writer
Start: 01 May - 10 June 2019 Tuscany
The Hot Zone (TV mini series)
Role: Trevor Rhodes
Start: 13 Sep - 21 Dec 2018 TO/S.Africa
Release: 27-29 May 2019 NAT GEO 9/8C
Role: Edwin Jarvis
Start: 10 Aug 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
Release: 26 April 2019 worldwide
The Rook (TV Series)
Role: Dr. Andrew Bristol
Start: 19 Jul - 21 Sep 2018 London
Release: 30 June - 18 Aug 2019 STARZ
Role: Captain Drey
Start: 15 June - 02 July 2018 Wales
Release: 02 April 2020 Netherlands
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World: #1.12
Role: English Muffin (voice)
Release: 16 Jan 2018 (ABC)
Homeland Season 07 (TV series)
Role: Thomas Anson
Start: 17 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
Release: 11 Feb 2018 (SHO)
Das Boot (TV series)
Role: Philip Sinclair
Start: 31 Aug 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Release: 23 Nov 2018 on SKY (Germany)
Role: Adam Bird
Start: 12 June - 09 July 2017 Vilnius
Start: 17 May - 08 June 2017
Release: 14 May 2019
Role: Colonel Winnant
Start: 23 May - 02 Sept 2016
Release: May 2017
Chicken/Egg (short film)
Director & Screenwriter
Start: April 2016
Release: Feb 2017 Film Festivals
Enemy of Man
Hoping to shoot at the end of 2019
Shooting: Summer 2019 Belgium
The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts
Role: attached with Josh Hartnett
No Man's Land
Role: attached with Bart Ruspoli directing
Egregor (Also called The Last Egregor)
Role: attached (unconfirmed) with Franziska Petri
Production: 22 March 2017 - Winter 2018 Ukraine
Release: France Ukraine Canada
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What Went Right With… James D’Arcy?
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Posted on 02 July 2017, this article from WhatWentRightWith.com is so spot-on about James' career. Thank you to the astute unnamed author who wrote it.
James D’Arcy is a very underexposed and underrated actor. His roles which are usually small or sometimes in unsuccessful films have kept this very talented actor from becoming a household name. It’s a strange situation that just because someone’s films are either commercial failures (Jupiter Ascending), poorly directed (W.E.), or underrated (Cloud Atlas), the talents of the performers can also go unnoticed and without praise. This is an unfortunate thing to happen, after all it’s not always the actor’s fault that a film is less than satisfying, sometimes that’s down to the director, the writer, the editor, the promoters, or a combination. When it comes to D’Arcy, it’s never his performance that hampers a film’s success, in fact he is usually the person to look out for.
It’s funny that the audience and critics can’t see past an average film and notice the talent of one or two of the actors. Along with the underrated Rachel Miner, James D’Arcy played the jittery, awkward (and psychopathic) neighbour in the home invasion thriller In Their Skin very convincingly. With all the problems with the film itself (plot, script etc.) it was James’ acting that kept me engrossed. From In Their Skin, the aforementioned Cloud Atlas to playing Anthony Perkins in Hitchcock, D’Arcy’s performance for me is always enjoyable.
On a side note, in my article about Benedict Cumberbatch, I mentioned the fact that many people out there confuse these two actors. That really is a shame, especially since James D’Arcy in my opinion, is the more gifted actor of the two. To prove this confusion, after posting the Cumberbatch article, I’ve had many people navigating to it after writing search terms such as “Benedict Cumberbatch Cloud Atlas” and other annoyingly similar terms. The fact that Benedict Cumberbatch seems to be getting recognition for films he hasn’t even appeared in is very irritating to say the least.
D’Arcy these days is better known for his television roles in Broadchurch or Agent Carter rather than his film work. It’s unfortunate that he’s taken part in movies such as Let’s Be Cops or Survivor, films that must be pot-boiler work rather than those selected to showcase his skills as an actor. To break from this string of mediocre movies, James D’Arcy will appear in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, but since he’s not one of the main characters, his performance may once again go unnoticed. Casting directors and the casting department in general, really need to get their act together because they are underusing one of the best actors out there right now. They instead seem to be preferring weaker and less talented people simply because they have acted in more profitable movies. That’s not how filmmaking should work, how will someone ever get out of a casting rut if nobody takes a chance and casts them in a better movie? Until someone breaks this vicious cycle, James D’Arcy will undoubtedly be part of a few more lacklustre films, but if you ignore other less important aspects of his movies and concentrate on his performance, it becomes obvious that D’Arcy is a very talented actor.