James Rastall trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School between 2006 and 2009 and has made several screen and stage appearances. In 2012, he makes his West End...Read More
James Rastall trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School between 2006 and 2009 and has made several screen and stage appearances, as well as doing a variety of other work. In television, he kickstarted his career in 2010 with the part of Brian Keith in ITV’s Marchlands, and in 2011 gained roles in Holby City, Prisoners’ Wives, and Vera. In 2012, he took the part of Joel in Switch.
Stage appearances whilst at the Bristol Old Vic include Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, the title role in Hamlet, The Nativity, Macduff in Macbeth, Loll in Cider With Rosie, Oh What a Lovely War, Romeo and Juliet, Man of Mode, and Machinal. In 2009 he appeared at the Bristol Old Vic with John and Jim’s Empty Room (as Jim), and in 2010 at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal and in Bath Time at the Oxford Playhouse. 2010 also saw Rastall make his London debut at the Finborough Theatre, which he followed up with the title role in London Arts Orchestra’s Peer Gynt in 2011. 2011 also saw Rastall in Pan at The Arcola Theatre, in Looking On at the Arcola and Southwark Playhouse, and in Daddy Took My Debt Away at Southwark and Theatre 503. In 2012, he makes his West End debut at the Trafalgar Studios’ production of Lily Bevan’s Celebrity Night at Cafe Red.
Rastall’s other work includes repeated BBC radio work, in Blame the Parents (2009) and as a regular in Ambridge Extra (2011) among others. He has also worked on commercials, music videos, rehearsed readings, short films, in still photography shoots, workshops and in numerous voice over roles.
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