James Frain, Sarek on Star Trek: Discovery, is a respected British actor whose many film and television credits include Prime Suspect, Elizabeth, Hilary and Jackie, The Tudors, FlashForward, True Blood and Tron Legacy. More recently, he played Leet Brannis on Agent Carter, Ferdinand on Orphan Black, and Theo Galavan/Azrael on Gotham.

Frain, who was born in Leeds and raised in Stansted Mountfitchet, made his movie debut in the 1993 drama Shadowlands. He is also a veteran stage actor, having acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre, and performed on both the West End and on Broadway. He won a 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performances as a member of the cast of The Homecoming