Please introduce yourself to the readers:
My Name is James Nitti and I am an actor from London.
How and when did you first get into performing?
I was involved in a local television show when I was a young boy, and since then loved it - from there a huge passion for acting grew. I then auditioned and got in to becoming a member of the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Musical Theatre, where I would be involved in national shows during the school holidays.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations?
Some of my biggest inspirations as actors are Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks and Tom Hardy.
What kind have training have you done?
As I mentioned earlier, I was a member of the NYT and NYMT, although not classed as professional training, I couldn't dare deny that I didn't take a lot from those experiences even as a youngster. Professionally, I trained as an Actor for 3 years at the Guildford School of Acting, one of the top Drama schools in London.
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
I really enjoyed my time playing the role of Bobby Croft, the lead male in the West End show ' Dreamboats and Petticoats'. The show is based around 50's Rock n' Roll, which is music and an era that I love! So, being able to immerse myself in that every night on a West End stage was so much fun and thoroughly rewarding.
What projects do you have coming up?
I recently shot a movie titled 'Dragons of Camelot', where I play the role of Galahad the only son of the recently deceased King Arthur, and its my job to reunite the banished knights of the round table and retake Camelot. It was so much fun riding around on horses and fighting as a knight! Its due for release here in the US some point later this year so watch out!
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
I would love to work with Ian McKellan. You learn so much working with great actors, so to work with someone as talented as McKellan would be an incredible experience. Also my brother and I are massive Lord of The Rings fans, so I'd be in awe that I was talking to Gandalf!
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to land myself the next big role in a big feature film and continue my success from England! That wont come without working hard to get myself to where I aspire to be. So the plans for the future - work hard everyday to better myself!
What is your advice to aspiring performers?
My advice to aspiring actors would be - If acting is truly where you feel you belong and truly where your heart is, then don't give up, despite any knock downs, rejections or road blocks you may come across. I know its cliche but its true. Rejection is part of the process, so just keep your head up, think of how you can better yourself as an actor and person and look onwards to the next door.