Rob James Collier stars as ‘Thomas Barrow’ in the very popular TV series “Downton Abbey”. He also played ‘Liam Connors’ in “Coronation Street”. He was also featured in the series “Shameless”..
Rob James-Collier was born on September 23, 1976 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England as Robert James-Collier. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960),Downton Abbey (2010) and Mercenaries (2011).) Came into acting while doing a favor for a friend, who asked him to fill in for an actor who failed to show up for his friend’s film shoot. Following this experience, he started taking acting classes during his off hours from work. Modeled for Argos, where he appeared in the Autumn/Winter 2007 and Spring/Summer 2008 catalogs. Won the Sexiest Male award at the 2007 and 2008 British Soap Awards in addition to “Best Exit” at the 2009 British Soap Awards. Also won Sexiest Male and Best Newcomer at the 2007 Inside Soap Awards. Found an acting coach in the Yellow Pages and began going to classes one night a week after work.Studied business at Huddersfield and marketing at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.