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This article's subject relates to Season 4 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

James Dominic Frain (born March 14, 1968; age 52) played Paul Raines during Season 4 of 24.

Biography and career[edit | edit source]

James Frain was born in Leeds, England, but raised in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. He is the eldest of eight children of a teacher mother and a stockbroker father. Frain first studied at Newport Free Grammar School, and then studied English, Film and Drama at the University of East Anglia. He also trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Frain made his film debut in Shadowlands (1993), as a result of being spotted by Richard Attenborough. After that, he has appeared in films like Loch Ness (with Harris Yulin), Elizabeth, Titus (with Harry Lennix), Reindeer Games (with Enuka Okuma), The Count of Monte Cristo (with Michael Wincott), Into the Blue, Tron: Legacy (with Jeffrey Nordling), and The Lone Ranger (with James Badge Dale and JD Cullum).

Aside of films, Frain has appeared in TV shows like Grimm (with Silas Weir Mitchell and Shohreh Aghdashloo), The Cape, Intruders, True Blood (with Kevin Alejandro), Leverage, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (with Tamara Tunie), The Tudors, Fringe (with Kirk Acevedo and John Noble), Invasion (with Kari Matchett), Empire (with Graham McTavish and Dennis Haysbert), and The Buccaneers.

Frain has also appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company in various plays.

24 credits[edit | edit source]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Against the Clock (2019)
  • The Architect (2016)
  • Born of War (2014)
  • The Lone Ranger (2013)
  • Transit (2012)
  • Water for Elephants (2011)
  • Tron: Legacy (2010)
  • Reindeer Games (2000)
  • Titus (1999)

Television appearances

  • Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2019)
  • Orphan Black (2015-2017)
  • Gotham (2015-2016)
  • True Detective (2015)
  • Sleepy Hollow (2013)
  • The White Queen (2013)
  • The Cape (2011)
  • True Blood (2010)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2010)
  • The Tudors (2007-2009)
  • Fringe (2008-2009)
  • Numb3rs (2007)
  • 24 (2005)

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