James Andrew Eric Phelps
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
- Father – Martyn Phelps (Owned a chauffeur business)
- Mother – Susan Phelps (Worked in local government)
- Siblings – Oliver Phelps (Older Twin Brother) (Actor)
James Phelps is represented by New Wonder Management, Ltd.
6 ft 3¼ in or 191 cm
92 kg or 203 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
James Phelps has dated
- Simone Burke (2009-2010) – James reportedly started dating American producer Simone Burke in 2009. Their relationship rumors were generated by a picture of them hiking together. They were spotted together at other public events including football game as well. They broke by the next year.
Race / Ethnicity
Best Known For
Being cast as Fred Weasley (One-half of Wesley twins) in the Harry Potter movie series.
In 2001, James made his first film appearance in the children’s fantasy movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
First TV Show
In 2004, James was first seen on the family drama show The Mysti Show in just 1 episode.
James Phelps Favorite Things
- Harry Potter Book – The Prisoner of Azkaban
- Golfer – Sergio Garcia
- Soccer Team – Birmingham City
- Actor – Tom Hanks
- Harry Potter Movie – The Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Movies – Forrest Gump (1994), Happy Gilmore (1996)
- TV Shows – The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama (1999-2013), British Men Behaving Badly (1992-2014)
- Music bands – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Eagles, Bon Jovi, Queen, Feeder, Coldplay, Guns ‘N’ Roses, AC/DC, the Beatles, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Muse and Velvet Revolver.
Source – IMDb
James Phelps Facts
- James auditioned for his role in the Harry Potter movie series at the age of 14 with no prior acting experience apart from doing a bit of work in plays hosted in his school.
- His school drama teacher had advised James and his brother not to bother with acting as they won’t be able to do anything with it.
- They had to take a day off from school to appear for the Harry Potter auditions.
- Even at the first reading of the script on the Harry Potter sets, James and his brother didn’t know which Weasley twin they were supposed to be.
- James is 13 minutes younger than his twin brother Oliver. Their parents used to dress them differently so that not only they could identify them easily but to encourage individuality in their growth as well.
- James is a big soccer fan and in May 2006, participated in a celebrity football tournament – Celebrity World Cup Soccer Six.
- As his natural hair color is brown, James had to get his hair as well as eyebrows bleached every three weeks in ginger red while shooting for the Harry Potter series.
- It is an old rumor that James and Oliver used to switch their characters while shooting for the movie series. However, they had refuted such claims.
- He likes to play guitar in his free time.
- James has been involved with Teenage Cancer Trust. He and his brother had opened charity’s special unit in their hometown, Birmingham.
- In June 2011, he participated in the Three Peak Challenge, in which he had to climb three highest peaks in the UK. The event was hosted as part of Virgin Money Giving, which aimed to raise funds for the rebuild and refurbishment of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
- In November 2011, he and his twin brother participated in skydiving organized by Cancer Research UK in Australia to honor the memory of Harry Moseley, who died at the age of 11 after four year battle with cancer.
- In January 2003, James and Oliver participated in the tree plantation drive at the National Forest, Leicestershire. The wood used to make their Harry Potter brooms were replanted during the event.