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James Faulkner stars in "Da Vinci's Demons" on Starz as Pope Sixtus IV.

Born in London, James Faulkner has enjoyed a prolific and varied career spanning more than 40 years. Widely recognized for playing Uncle Geoffrey alongside Renee Zellwegger in "Bridget Jones' Diary," Faulkner is a veteran of television whose credits include many guest lead appearances in major UK series including "Spooks," "Inspector Morse," "Hamish Macbeth," "Lovejoy," "Minder," "Wycliffe," "Taggart" and "Poirot."

James has been seen in numerous US television series as well, including "Covington Cross," "The Martian Chronicles," "The Bourne Identity," "Deceptions," "Guinevere," "Highlander," "McKenna," "La Femme Nikita," "Relic Hunter," "The Monkey King" and the part of Marcellus Agrippa in ABC's recent epic remake of "Ben Hur." James has appeared on international television with roles in Germany's popular "Der Bibel Code," France's "Napoleon," Italy's "Genghis Khan" and title roles in New Zealand's "The Shadow Trader" and Israel's "Big Man, Small Country."

Film credits include Matthew Vaughan's 2010 blockbuster "X-Men First Class," "The Good Shepherd," starring Robert de Niro, Disney's "The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle" and "The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island," as well as playing Uncle Geoffrey in the smash hit film adaptation of "Bridget Jones' Diary" and its sequel "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."

Theatrical roles include the Player in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" for the English Touring Theatre, Casti Piani in "Lulu" at the Almeida, Lenin in "Lenin in Love," Kunz in the RSC's "A Patriot for Me" and the Count in Simon Callow's production of "Les Enfants du Paradis."

Faulkner has narrated over 40 documentaries and is currently the voice of ITN News.

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How old is James Faulkner? Find out here.

Age: 68 years old
Birthday: July 18, 1948
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, UK
Wife: Kate

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