- Category : 1918-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 1
Scottish actor, writer, poet, and songwriter, whose film roles include Mackay in The Seekers (1954), the ship's mate in The Maggie (1954), Kenny McLeod in Rockets Galore! (1957), a police constable (at a road block) in The 39 Steps (1959), Andrews in Farewell Performance (1963), and the guide in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He also appeared on TV as the Gond leader Selris in the Doctor Who story "The Krotons;" Captain Ogilvie in Operation Kilt, an episode of Dad's Army; and the Scottish customer in "Camping In," an episode of Are You Being Served?. He later played Jamie Stewart in the British soap opera Take the High Road from 1982 to 1987.
He married Helen Goodlet Findlay on 14 November 1941. They had a daughter, Laurane Sutherland Copeland, and a son, James Ronald Gordon Copeland, known as James Cosmo, who is an actor.
James Copeland died on 17 April 2002, aged 83, in London, England.