James Rawlings started out as a comedian and formed comedy sketch act The Consultants in 2001. They went on to win the Perrier Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002 and had 4 radio series on BBC Radio 4. As a comedy actor he’s worked with most of the UK's leading comedy stars including Chris Morris (in Nathan Barley), Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and developed several sitcoms with Bill Bailey. You can see him in such films as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, St Trinians, and Bridget Jones.
James started directing 7 years ago when he set up Hoot. He’s directed over a 100 comedy, cinemas TV and digital spots for brands including Tesco, Philips, Paddy Power, KLM, Diet Coke, Asda, First Direct, Netflix and The Guardian. When it comes to comedy, he’s a real believer in collaboration with the acting talent and crew to get the right feel and performance.