James plays “Alton Bartleby” in Synesthesia Theatre’s first serial, Iron Horses Can’t Be Broken. Alton is a British gentleman, brother to Florence and Sarah, and husband to Aldora. He touches off the events of this story by studiously avoiding responsibility for his past actions.
James Sparling is a British voiceover and stage actor trained in the UK and US. He has just finished appearing as Sherlock Holmes in the world premiere adaptation of The Seven Per Cent Solution at City Lit. Other favorite roles in the US include Domin in Rossum’s Universal Robots (Strangeloop), Antony in Antony and Cleopatra (Skyline Stageworks), Leo in Paradise Lost (The Agency), Brian in The Shadow Box, Tom in Dinner with Friends (both Rebekah Theatre Project). He has also directed many productions including Separate Tables (Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre), Catch 22 (South London Theatre); Othello, Hamlet and Cabaret (all DST, Durham). He has also appeared at the Edinburgh Festival with the acclaimed Durham Revue and founded the London Revue. He has appeared in several independent films and various commercials.