James D’Arcy is an English actor. His professional acting career began in 1996. His first credited role was in an episode of Dalziel and Pascoe. He next appeared in the TV movie The Canterville Ghost. In 1997, he made his cinematic debut with a small role in Wilde, followed by a notable role in the miniseries The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling. In the 2000s, he portrayed the title role in the TV movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
At the same time, he had a supporting role in the British film Revelation. He next had lead roles in the TV films Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sherlock: Case of Evil. He next had performances in the films Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Exorcist: The Beginning, and An American Haunting. From 2009 to 2010, he played Duncan on Secret Diary of a Call Girl. In the 2010s, he played Edwin Jarvis on Agent Carter and Anson on Homeland.