Robert James: The Business Man Turn Actor

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Robert James is an English actor and a model, mainly known for his role as Thomas Barrow in Downton Ahbey. Born on 23 Sept 1976, IN Manchester UK.

In this article, we will talk about the man who won the sexiest man alive. At the British Soap Awards in2007 and 2008.

Biography Robert- James Collier

Robert James Collier was born as Robert Collier but changed his name to the latter. As demanded by the rule of Equity to avoid confusion with former actors with the same name. He was born to James Collier and Ann Collier.


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Robert James because of his upbringing in Manchester, attended St Patrick’s Roman Catholic High School. He later did BSc in Business at the University at Huddersfield. And finally did his MSc in Marketing at the Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. So he has no acting-related background as compared to most of his colleagues. Rob was pursuing his dream as a businessman before acting set in.

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A photo of actor Robert James


Robert James is 6 ft 4 (1.87 m) tall.

Is Robert James Married?

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Rob’s relationships have been mystery to many. However, the 2007 and 2008 sexist man is not legally married. But he has a partner called Lauren Chindiram and together they have a 12 years old son, Millo James Collier. Despite his accomplish he the industry, Robert refers to his child as his greatest accomplishment.


Rob made it to the entertainment industry by chance, His interest in acting grew when his friend asked that he stands-in for an absentee actor. He landed a role on BBC’s Down to Earth in 2000. In 2006 and 2008 he played the role of Liam Conner in Coronation. In 2010 finally played the role that brought him to the limelight, Thomas Barrow in Downtown Abbey. Some of the TV shows and movies featuring Robert James include:

2011 as Callium in Mercenaries

2012 as Mr. Milligan in Spike Island

2013 as Evans Aiden in Moving

2015 as Pat McKerrod in a Christmas star

2016 as Alex in The Attendant

2016 as Kevin O’DOWD IN The Level

2017 as Hutch in The Ritual

2018 as Colonel Christie in Urban MythsA

2019 as Richard in Vera

2019 as Oliver Carr in Death in Paradise

In 2019 again, as Martin Evershed in Ackley Bridge and

2021 as Saul Silva in Fate: The Winx Saga

Robert James’ Awards

The 45 years old has made an impeccable impact in the industry and such has been duly rewarded. In addition to the 2 times Sexiest Man awards, Robert James had 9 career nominations in acting in which he won 5. Below are the respective awards

2009 he won British Soap Awards ( Best Exit) for his role in Coronation Street

2013 he TV Guide Awards ( Best Actor) as a result of his role in Downtown Abbey

Also, 2013,2014, 2015, and 2016 he consecutively won Outstanding Performance for his role in Downtown Abbey

Net Worth

Moreover, the award winning actor/model has made a fortune out of the entertainment industry, Rober James has a net worth of $ 3 million. We therefore hope hope to see of him on our screens going forward.

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