Trilby James read Drama at Bristol University before completing the three-year Acting Course at RADA.
She has worked extensively as an actor in theatre and television. In 2000 she also began working as a freelance director and teacher at several leading drama schools including RADA, where she is now an associate teacher.
She is a script reader and dramaturg for Kali Theatre Company and has directed several plays for their ‘Talkback’ seasons. She is also the editor of contemporary monologue and duologue guides for Nick Hern Books.