|Born||31 October 1975|
|Occupation||Actor, voice-over artist|
|Spouse(s)||Joanna Page (2003–present)|
James Thornton (born 31 October 1975) is an English actor and voice-over artist. He is best known for portraying John Barton on the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale from 2009 to 2012. He has been acting since 1997.
Thornton married the actress Joanna Page in December 2003. They have three children. Four years before their marriage, they both appeared in the BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield; he as Ham Peggotty, she as Dora Spenlow.
- 2014: Stella
- 2009-2012: Emmerdale
- 2008: HolbyBlue
- 2007: Holby City - Series 9
- 2005: No Angels
- 2001, 2003-2004: Red Cap
- 2003: Between the Sheets
- 2000: Playing the Field
- 1999: David Copperfield
- 1999: The Lakes
- 1998: Among Giants
Thornton has narrated several documentaries including Take Me to the Edge (2008). He appeared as himself in television shows including Loose Women (2009-2012), and Let's Dance for Sports Relief (2011). He has narrated and appeared in the documentary, Benefits By the Sea : Jaywick (2015-2016).
- "John Barton". What's on TV. IPC Media. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
- "James Thornton". Hobson's International. Archived from the original on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- Digital Spy
- Hello! Magazine
- Rollo, Sarah (14 February 2010). "'Emmerdale' star hit by car in London". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 February 2010.
| Winner of Let's Dance for Comic Relief
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