James Bolam's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Bolam started his acting career landing roles in films, such as the dramatic adaptation "A Kind of Loving" (1962) with Alan Bates, the drama "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" (1962) with Tom Courtenay and the Tom Courtenay comedic adaptation "Otley" (1969). He also appeared in "In Celebration" (1975) and "The Likely Lads" (1976). He had a part on the television special "As You Like It" (PBS, 1978-79). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Seaview Knights" (1994), "Clockwork Mice" (1995) and the Ralph Fiennes dramatic adaptation "The End of the Affair" (1999). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "The Island on Bird Street" (Showtime, 1998-99). He also lent his voice to the animated adaptation "The Plague Dogs" (1982) with Warren Mitchell. He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Born and Bred (BBC)" (BBC 1, 2001-05). He also was featured in the TV movie "Death of a Stranger" (2000-01). Bolam most recently acted in the dramatic adaptation "To Kill a King" (2003) with Dougray Scott.