James Barriscale

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James Barriscale
James Barriscale.jpg
Barriscale in 2013
Born (1969-05-11) 11 May 1969 (age 52)
OccupationActor, voice actor, writer, director

James Barriscale (born 11 May 1969) is an English/Irish actor and voiceover artist.

Life and career[edit]

Barriscale is currently appearing across the globe in Terminator: Dark Fate. He has just shot an episode of The Alienist (TV series) for Netflix. Playing Sgt.Kelly. Barriscale plays The General in Armando Iannucci's period comedy-drama film The Death of Stalin[1][2], which chronicles the events that transpired after the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953. Barriscale also stars as Deputy Michaels in Rob Cohen's Action Blockbuster The Hurricane Heist.

Barriscale trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School,[3] graduating in 1993, at which point he began his professional career by touring alongside Alan Cumming in a production of Hamlet, directed by Stephen Unwin, with English Touring Theatre (ETT). The production toured the UK before playing at Donmar Warehouse in the West End. From 1994 to 1995, Barriscale was part of Royal Shakespeare Company, with which he appeared in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by Ian Judge; The Wives Excuse, directed by Max Stafford-Clark; and The Broken Heart, directed by Michael Boyd, all of which were performed at the Stratford-Upon-Avon, Newcastle, and London Seasons, as well as during the Royal Shakespeare Company's brief spell at The Young Vic Theatre.

Barriscale had a starring role as Desk Sergeant John Swift in WPC 56, as well as having undertaken many guest roles in popular television shows,[4] including Eastenders;[5] The Bill – as two different lead guest roles – Vince Foster and latterly The Real Gabriel Kent opposite Todd Carty's psychopathic imposter Gabriel Kent over six episodes which culminated in a live finale; Messiah; Cherished; Banana[6], for which Barriscale was interviewed by Red Carpet News channel[7]; The Vice; Spooks; A Touch of Frost; Murphy's Law; The Broker's Man and five times in different guest roles in both Casualty[8] and Holby City[9]. In 2007, Barriscale portrayed Princess Diana's bodyguard, Kez Wingfield,[10][11] in television movie Diana: Last Days of a Princess. Barriscale is a television season regular on popular CBBC show, Wizards vs Aliens, in which he plays Mr Fisher,[12] a science teacher at King's Park High.

In 2007, Barriscale played the role of Duke de la Trémouille[13] in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, directed by Marianne Elliot, at Royal National Theatre. He was invited to stay with The National with their new show War Horse [14] playing Bone, Carter, Strauss and various other roles during two runs at The National, and then at New London Theatre in the West End, performing more than a thousand performances over a four-year period. Since then, he has appeared on our TVs once again as a grieving suspect in Silent Witness,[15][16] In May 2021, he appeared in the BBC soap opera Doctors as Nathan Sallery.[17]

Voice artist[edit]

Since 2008, Barriscale has been a voiceover artist with Hobson's Voices International.[18]

Playing Cassius in Assassin's Creed Origins[19][20]

Sheri, the talking dog in Professor Layton's Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy[21]

Bernard Loredo in The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings[22]

Richard Clutterbuck in Assassin's Creed III

Various characters in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Unity,[23] Unity Dead Kings[24] and Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Mad commentator Franklin in The Last Story

A host of characters in Fable III,[25] Killzone 3, and The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn[26]

Emile chillon in Valiant hearts

Tv, radio and cinema voice work[edit]

Barriscale is a regular voice on Classic FM (UK),[27] and voiced the second season of BBC1's The Sheriffs Are Coming, as well as many adverts on TV, radio and cinema, including Cadbury;[28] Check My File;[29] Esso;[30] Betway;[31] Peugeot; Barclays;[32] HSBC;[33] Knorr,[34] Voltarol[35] and BBC Breaking News[36]

Other work[edit]


Barriscale directed One Day,[37] a 15-minute short film shot on 35mm, starring Tim McInnerny, Tanya Franks and Toby Stephens. It was produced by Stock-pot Productions and is Available on iTunes.


Barriscale is currently writing his first animated feature film and novel.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Command Approved Merchant officer hostage
2017 The Death of Stalin Army General
2018 The Hurricane Heist Deputy Michaels
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate US Border X-Ray Officer


  1. ^ Iannucci, Armando (20 October 2017), The Death of Stalin, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, retrieved 27 October 2017
  2. ^ [1]Zero Media (11 August 2017), The Death of Stalin Official Trailer No. 1 (2017) Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi Biography Movie HD, retrieved 27 October 2017
  3. ^ Kite, John. ""The Diana Kite Award" at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. DianaKiteAward". winterbourne.freeuk.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ "BBC – Search results for james barriscale". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ "11/06/2015, EastEnders – BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  6. ^ Banana, Fisayo Akinade, Freddie Fox, Vincent Franklin, retrieved 13 September 2017CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ Red Carpet News TV (10 February 2015), James Barriscale Interview – Banana, retrieved 13 September 2017
  8. ^ "Buried Alive, Series 30, Casualty – BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  9. ^ "I'm Sticking with You, Series 14, Holby City – BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  10. ^ Stewart, Susan (11 August 2007). "Diana: Last Days of a Princess – TV – Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  11. ^ Diana: Last Days of a Princess (TV Movie 2007), retrieved 13 September 2017
  12. ^ "Friend or Foe, Series 1 Omnibus, Wizards vs Aliens – Credits – BBC – CBBC". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw on stage in London – theatre tickets and information". thisistheatre.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  14. ^ "War Horse cast changes from 14 April at the New London". London Theatre Guide. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  15. ^ Hay, Andy (22 April 2012), Redhill: Part 1, Nicole Davies, Simon Muller, Leo Gregory, retrieved 13 September 2017
  16. ^ Hay, Andy (23 April 2012), Redhill: Part 2, Juliet Aubrey, Juliette Cheveley, William Gaminara, retrieved 13 September 2017
  17. ^ Timblick, Simon. "Doctors spoilers: Will Al Haskey be a WINNER on Sports Day?". What's on TV. Future plc. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  18. ^ Hobsons. "Hobsons – voiceover artists". hobsons-international.com. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  19. ^ Guesdon, Jean; Ismail, Ashraf (27 October 2017), Assassin's Creed: Origins, Abubakar Salim, Saif Al-Warith, Scarlett Archer, retrieved 27 October 2017
  20. ^ "Assassin's Creed Origins: Launch Trailer | Legend of the Assassin | Ubisoft [US]". Retrieved 27 October 2017 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ Showreels, Reaction (22 August 2017), James Barriscale as Sherl from Layton's Mystery Journey, retrieved 27 October 2017
  22. ^ Badowski, Adam; Kopocinska-Bednarek, Elzbieta (17 May 2011), The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Doug Cockle, Jacek Rozenek, Adam Bauman, retrieved 13 September 2017
  23. ^ Amancio, Alexandre (11 November 2014), Assassin's Creed: Unity, Dan Jeannotte, Catherine Bérubé, Julian Casey, retrieved 13 September 2017
  24. ^ Sacre, Florent (13 January 2015), Assassin's Creed: Unity – Dead Kings, Dan Jeannotte, Eamon Stocks, Lisa Ryder, retrieved 13 September 2017
  25. ^ Fable III, John Cleese, Michael Fassbender, Stephen Fry, 26 October 2010, retrieved 13 September 2017CS1 maint: others (link)
  26. ^ Exertier, Jacques (6 December 2011), The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Ewan Bailey, James Barriscale, Mark Bazeley, retrieved 13 September 2017
  27. ^ reactionshowreels (31 January 2016), James Barriscale Classic FM Live Voice Over, retrieved 13 September 2017
  28. ^ Showreels, Reaction (25 December 2015), James Barriscale Voice Over – Cadbury Advent – Xmas Day – 22 sec version, retrieved 13 September 2017
  29. ^ Showreels, Reaction (13 October 2017), checkmyfile James Barriscale Voice Over TV Advert, retrieved 27 October 2017
  30. ^ "New Esso 'Energy Lives Here' TV Voice Over". James Barriscale. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  31. ^ reactionshowreels (23 January 2013), James Barriscale Betway.com Voice Over, retrieved 13 September 2017
  32. ^ Showreels, Reaction (17 February 2014), James Barriscale Voice Over Barclays TV Advert, retrieved 13 September 2017
  33. ^ reactionshowreels (23 January 2013), HSBC Voice Over by James Barriscale, retrieved 13 September 2017
  34. ^ reactionshowreels (27 October 2013), James Barriscale Voice Over Knorr Gravy Pots Commercial 2013, retrieved 13 September 2017
  35. ^ reactionshowreels (28 July 2014), Voltarol Dancing UK Ad – James Barriscale Voice Over, retrieved 13 September 2017
  36. ^ reactionshowreels (8 January 2015), BBC Breaking News Voice Over by James Barriscale, retrieved 13 September 2017
  37. ^ Barriscale, James (12 September 2007), One Day, Hayley Carmichael, Caroline Fitzgerald, Tanya Franks, retrieved 13 September 2017

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