James Faulkner
Character Daniel Aldridge
Birthday July 18th, 1948
Birthplace Hampstead, England, United Kingdom
IMDB Profile James Faulkner at the Internet Movie Database
Appearances Episode 5.06 to the 2014 Christmas Special

James Sebastian Faulkner (born 18 July, 1948) is the English actor who portrays Lord Sinderby in the fifth season of Downton Abbey.


  • Faulkner previously starred in the show Da Vinci's Demons, whose cast also included Michael Culkin and a cameo by Hugh Bonneville.
  • He also played the lecherous Uncle Geoffrey in Bridget Jones' Diary, and recognised Daniel Cleaver as a fellow philanderer long before Bridget did.
  • He voiced Severus Snape in the video game version of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
  • Faulkner, Rose Leslie, Iain Glen, Ron Donachie, and Simon Lowe, who each appear in a different season of Downton, all star in the series Game of Thrones. Faulkner portrays Lord Randyll Tarly in Game of Thrones.

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