James Atherton appeared in Coronation Street between September 2015 and January 2016 as Jamie Bowman, a friend of Luke Britton and ex-boyfriend of Steph Britton.

James is perhaps best known for appearing in Hollyoaks as Will Savage, a regular role he played between 2011 and 2015 before being cast in Coronation Street. His other credits include Casualty, Doctors and Inspector George Gently, as well as the TV Movie Joe Maddison's War.