Oliver James (born June 1, 1980) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the American films What a Girl Wants and Raise Your Voice.
James, an only child, was born Oliver James Hudson in Ottershaw, Surrey. His father is involved in car racing, and James had originally wanted to pursue a career as a professional race car driver. He played the drums in a band while in secondary school, where he also participated in racing and motorcrossing. James graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in Surrey, where he majored in drama, and subsequently appeared in stage productions and commercials. At the age of nineteen, he adapted his middle name as his professional surname, in order to avoid confusion with actor Oliver Hudson.
James' first screen appearance was a supporting role in the 2002 made-for-television short film, School's Out; he next appeared in a 2003 episode of the BBC series, The Afternoon Play, and joined a boy band...
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Raise Your Voice is an American drama film released in 2004 (see 2004 in film). It was directed by Sean McNamara and stars Hilary Duff. Oliver James, David Keith, and Dana Davis co-star. The film tells the story of a teenage girl from Flagstaff, Arizona who spends the summer at a performing arts school in Los Angeles against her father's will. It received mainly poor reviews from critics and did not live up to box office expectations.The film was originally conceived by New Line Cinema music executive Mitch Rotter and pitched as a "Christian Music Project." Evan Rachel Wood was originally cast as Terri, but she had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts. The film features songs from Duff's album Hilary Duff, which was released in the U.S. a week before Raise Your Voice; the songs featured are "Fly", "Someone's Watching over Me" and "Jericho".Terri Fletcher is the main character, loves to sing. Her older brother, Paul is her inspiration and practically her best friend. Her father,...,
What a Girl Wants is a 2003 film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. It is directed by Dennie Gordon.
The film is a remake of the 1958 film, The Reluctant Debutante which had a screenplay by William Douglas-Home, based on his play of the same name.
Daphne Reynolds (Bynes) has what every girl wants--or so it seems. This young American girl has a unique style
all her own, an unconventional but loving relationship with her Bohemian mother Libby and a future full of possibilities. But despite her remarkable promise, Daphne feels incomplete.
She dreams of one day meeting the father she’s never known, the man Libby loved deeply seventeen years ago, but ultimately left behind because his aristocratic family found her unsuitable. Determined to live out her fantasy of forging a storybook relationship with her long-absent dad, Daphne, on an impulse, gets a flight to London, where she quickly discovers that her father is a high profile politician Lord Henry...,
Oliver James was born