James Phelps, born as James Andrew Eric Phelps, is a British actor. He is best known for playing the role of Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter movie series. He has also done a handful of other acting projects like the short films ‘The Turn’ and ‘Hogwarts Express’ and the shows ‘Kingdom’ and ‘King of the Nerds’. Phelps has done voice work for the Harry Potter video games, such as ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’. On a personal note, the British artiste along with his twin brother loves travelling around the world, touring, and attending sports events. Phelps is also associated with a number of charitable organizations. He is a supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust. He and his brother once participated in a skydiving event to support Cancer Research UK. The duo once also participated in the TV show ‘Pointless Celebrities’ to earn money for charities.
In 2000, James Phelps was cast as Fred Weasley in the flick ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ which was released in 2001. In the ensuing years, he subsequently played the same role in other Harry Potter movies, such as ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’. During this time, Phelps also appeared in an episode of the TV series ‘Kingdom’.
In 2010, he did the short film ‘Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey’. Then in 2012, the actor starred in the documentary film ‘A Mind's Eye’. That year, he also got featured in the short movie ‘The Turn’. Then Phelps made a guest appearance in the seventh episode of ‘King of the Nerds’ in 2015. The same year, he played Mr Barry Carter in the TV flick ‘Danny and the Human Zoo’.
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James Phelps was born as James Andrew Eric Phelps on 25 February 1986 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England, to Martyn and Susan Phelps. He has a twin brother, Oliver, who is the older of the two by 13 minutes. Phelps studied at the Little Sutton Primary School and later attended the Arthur Terry Secondary School.
He and his brother love playing golf regularly. The duo has many friends in the entertainment industry. They are especially close to the Harry Potter cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Rupert Grint, and Tom Felton. Phelps, along with his brother, loves attending Daniel Radcliffe’s Broadway performances. Talking about the British actor’s love and dating life, nothing is known to the media. However, Phelps’ fans and admirers can get to know more about him by following the actor on Instagram and Twitter.