I’m not sure why it took a while for James D’Arcy to grow on me, but it did. He’s got floppy hair! British accent! He’s 6’3″! What can I say, sometimes I’m slow on the uptake. Please to enjoy his frock flicks resume!
The Canterville Ghost (1997)
A TV adaptation of the Oscar Wilde comedic ghost story. D’Arcy plays “Lord Cheshire.”
A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)
Another TV adaptation — this time a book series by Anthony Powell that’s a comedic take on mid-20th century British manners. D’Arcy plays lead character Nicholas Jenkins.
A TV miniseries adaptation of the 1749 comedic novel by Henry Fielding. D’Arcy plays the nasty, rich Blifil, who the heroine is being forced to marry.
A bit part as “Friend” (not even a name! The indignity!) in this Oscar Wilde biopic.
The Trench (1999)
A TV film about British soldiers in the two days leading up to the Battle of the Somme (1916). D’Arcy plays Private Colin Daventry.
Rebel Heart (2001)
A TV miniseries about a fictional Irish nationalist (D’Arcy) from the 1916 Easter Rising through the end of the Irish Civil War (1923).
As the title character in this TV miniseries adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.
Sherlock: Case of Evil (2002)
As the famed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in a TV movie.
As first lieutenant Thomas Pullings in this Napoleonic War-period story set on a British navy ship.
D’Arcy plays the lead in this story of English POW’s in Germany during World War II.
Poirot: The Mystery of the Blue Train (2005)
In one episode of the David Suchet mystery series.
Marple: The Moving Finger (2006)
And in one episode of the 1950s (right?) detective series.
The Battle for Rome (2006)
As ancient Roman politician Tiberius Gracchus in this docudrama; he was also in Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire the same year; I can’t tell if those are the same thing?
Mansfield Park (2007)
The Billie Piper-led (ugh) adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. D’Arcy plays older, rakish brother Tom Bertram.
Into the Storm (2009)
As a real-life British civil servant in this Winston Churchill biopic.
Age of Heroes (2011)
As the real-life author of the James Bond movies, Ian Fleming, during World War II.
As King Edward VIII, who gave up the throne for divorcée Wallis Simpson, in this gorgeously costumed but otherwise weird split film about Edward & Wallis and a modern-day woman who is obsessed with him.
Looking shockingly like the real-life actor Anthony Perkins in this movie about the filming of Psycho.
The Making of a Lady (2012)
A TV adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1901 novel.
Agent Carter (2015-16)
As the comedic butler in this 1940s-set Marvel Comics TV adaptation.
D’Arcy plays a journalist covering the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
As a British colonel in this story of the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II.
Das Boot (2018)
The TV series sequel of the famed German WWII submarine movie.
Six Minutes to Midnight (2020)
The story of a Nazi boarding school — in England — just before World War II.
He’ll be playing Ludovico Sforza in the forthcoming Amazon series about Leonardo da Vinci (played by Aidan Turner).
What’s your favorite of James D’Arcy’s frock flick roles?