James Lauren is an actor of both stage and screen who appeared on Coronation Street in three roles:
- Jeff Prior, the organiser of a Singles Club which Curly Watts attended in March 2000
- The Bomb Disposal Officer who safely diffused an unexploded World War II device which was discovered in the back garden of 4 Coronation Street in February 2007
- An unnamed Paramedic who made sporadic appearances between December 2010 and August 2013.
TV and film credits include roles in Blood and Peaches, Clocking Off, Queer as Folk 2, Fat Friends, Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Mersey Beat, Cold Feet, Dalziel and Pascoe, Shameless, The Real Dick Turpin, Spooks:Code 9 and Crusoe.
His work in theatre include roles in The Love of the Nightingales, Three Sisters, The Accrington Pals, The Three Musketeers, Dancing at Lughnasa, Tunes of Glory and Of Mice and Men.