Ray Coulthard

Raymond Anthony Coulthard (born 3 September 1968) is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Alasdair Sinclair in Emmerdale and restaurant manager James Schofield in Hotel Babylon.[1]

Raymond Coulthard
Raymond Anthony Coulthard

(1968-09-03) 3 September 1968
Years active1992–present
Partner(s)Jenna Russell


Coulthard played Frank Churchill in the 1996 television adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma. In 2005, he appeared in the first series of Extras. He also appeared in the second series of Love Soup, and played Matt Strong in the TV series Casualty during 2010.[2]

Coulthard's film roles include The English Patient, The Best Man, and The Muppet Christmas Carol (in which he played a young Ebenezer Scrooge). He also voiced one of the main characters in the BBC Radio 4 Extra sitcom The Brothers.[3]

Coulthard has acted in many stage productions, especially Shakespeare plays, including work for the Royal National Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse. From 2011 to 2012, he played Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure and Bishop Santa Cruz in Helen Edmundson's play The Heresy of Love for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He portrayed Lord Egerton in the second series of Mr Selfridge.

In spring 2015, he starred as King George VI alongside Jason Donovan as Lionel Louge in the Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of The King's Speech before touring the UK.[4]

In January 2017 he returned to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to star in the French comedy What's in a Name? alongside Nigel Harman, Sarah Hadland, Jamie Glover and Olivia Poulet.

Personal life

Coulthard is the partner of actress Jenna Russell, with whom he has one daughter.


  1. "Raymond Coulthard | TV Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. "Interview with Raymond Coulthard, Robert Boulter and Michael Maloney". BBC. 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  3. BBC. "BBC - Drama - People Index Ray Coulthard". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  4. "Ray Coulthard". www.whatsonlive.co.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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