John Bellasis

Played By Adam James


He is a handsome, selfish and greedy man, but he’s not stupid. He despises both his uncle, for doing so little with his inheritance, and his father, for throwing away what he had. John is not a gambler but he is extravagant, knowing that his uncle’s money will eventually come his way. He is pompous and arrogant and endears himself to no one. He seems much more interested in seducing other men’s wives than marrying a society beauty himself.


Adam James has worked extensively on stage and screen, having stared in both series of the very popular Doctor Foster for BBC and played to great reviews in Consent (National Theatre) and Girl From The North Country (The Old Vic).  He is set to appear in Michaela Coel’s January 22nd, a new BBC drama about consent, gratification, and modern dating. Adam is currently shooting Mike Bartlet’s new drama Life along with Alison Steadman and Peter Davison.