James Aubrey (born James Aubrey Tregidgo on August 28, 1947) is a British stage and screen actor. He trained for the stage at the Drama Centre London. He made his professional acting debut in a 1962 production of Isle of Children. Aubrey made his screen acting debut in the 1963 adaptation of Lord of the Flies. Aubrey performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company during their 1974–1975 season. Theatres at which Aubrey has performed include the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Comedy Theatre, and the Old Vic. His most recent film work was in an episode of Brief Encounters in 2006.
James Aubrey was born as James Aubrey Tregidgo on August 28, 1947, in Klagenfurt, Austria. His parents were Major Aubrey James Tregidgo and Edna May Tregidgo (née Boxall). He was educated at the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston, Jamaica, the Windsor Boys' School, and at St. John's School in Singapore. Aubrey married Agnes Kristin Hallander, though the marriage ended in divorce. Aubrey trained for the stage at the Drama Centre London from 1967 through 1970.
James Aubrey made his first professional stage appearance at the Wilmington Playhouse in March 1962 in the role of Philip in Isle of Children. It was in this same role that he made his Broadway theatre debut, appearing in a 1962 production at the Cort Theatre which lasted only 11 performances. From 1970 through 1972, Aubrey performed at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, appearing in such roles as Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Theridamas in Tamburlaine.
Aubrey went on to make his London theatre debut at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973 as the Constable in Magnificence. From 1973 through 1974, Aubrey toured with the Cambridge Theatre Company as Diggory in She Stoops to Conquer and again as Aguecheek. Aubrey performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for their 1974–1975 season, appearing in such roles as Sebastian in The Tempest and Froth in Measure for Measure. He toured with the Cambridge Theare Company again in 1979 in the roles of Mark in The Shadow Box and Tony in From the Greek. Other venues at which Aubrey has appeared include the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Comedy Theatre, and the Old Vic.
James Aubrey made his film debut in the 1963 adaptation of Lord of the Flies in the role of Ralph. In 1976, Aubrey portrayed Gavin Sorenson in the television adaptation of Bouquet of Barbed Wire. He went on to play the same role in the 1977 television adaptation of the novel's sequel, Another Bouquet. In 1983, Aubrey starred in Forever Young directed by David Drury. Aubrey portrayed Mark in three episodes of Lytton's Diary in 1986. In 1997, Aubrey appeared in an adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Apocalypse Watch. His most recent film work was in an episode of Brief Encounters in 2006.