February 25, 1986 (37)
James Phelps is an English actor primarily known for his role as Fred Weasley in the immensely popular “Harry Potter” film series. The series, adapted from J.K. Rowling‘s books, catapulted Phelps to international stardom and established him as a recognizable face in the entertainment industry. Since then, he has ventured into various roles beyond the Wizarding World, including films like “The Turn” and “Own Worst Enemy,” as well as television appearances such as “Kingdom” and “The Wrong Mans.”
Phelps’ career is also marked by collaborations with a wide array of distinguished individuals in the industry. Sharing the screen with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint in “Harry Potter” was just the beginning. He also worked with acclaimed directors like David Yates and Mike Newell. In the broader scope of his career, Phelps has collaborated with actors like Stephen Fry in “Kingdom,” and Mathew Baynton and James Corden in “The Wrong Mans.” Moreover, he’s joined forces with his twin brother, Oliver Phelps, in multiple projects, solidifying a dynamic duo in the acting world. Furthermore, he has engaged with professionals like Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, and Ralph Fiennes, each contributing to the enrichment of his artistic journey.
James Phelps has received significant recognition for his work. The “Harry Potter” films, in which he was a crucial part, received multiple BAFTA awards and were also nominated for several Academy Awards.