James Frain plays billionaire Peter Fleming, The Cape's (David Lyons) nemesis, who moonlights as the twisted killer Chess in NBC's new drama series "The Cape."
Frain received his big break while studying in London, when Sir Richard Attenborough cast him in his first feature, "Shadowlands," opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. He has also appeared in the feature films "Elizabeth," "Hilary and Jackie," "Titus," "Everybody's Fine," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Where the Heart Is," "Reindeer Games" and "Into the Blue." Next up he will play opposite Jeff Bridges in the highly anticipated "Tron Legacy."
Frain is best known for his performances as Thomas Cromwell on Showtime's critically acclaimed series "The Tudors" and as Franklin Mott on HBO's hit series "True Blood." His additional television credits include "Californication," "Flash Forward," "24," "Grey's Anatomy," "In Plain Sight," and "CSI" among others.
Classically trained, Frain also has an extensive theater background and in 2007 he appeared with Ian McShane on Broadway in "The Homecoming" - for which the cast won The Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble.
In addition to acting, Frain also loves drawing and photography. Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, Frain currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.