James Bolam is a much-loved actor. His TV credits include When the Boat Comes in, the Beiderbecke Trilogy, Only When I laugh, Jack Halford in' New Tricks' plus the popular CBeebies show Grandpa in My Pocket. James gave a sensational performance as Harold Shipman. His stage work has seen him in London’s West End, on Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, Young and Old Vics and on national and international tours. James has played Shakespeare’s Lear, Macbeth, Feste, and Touchstone.