He is being portrayed by Tom Hardywho also co-created the series.
James Keziah Delaney returned unexpectedly from Africa after 10 years presumed dead. Shrouded in mystery and preceded by rusian hardcore sex rumours.
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Encircled by conspiracy, murder, and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery. At the age of eleven, in the yearthree years after his mother's death, James was put in as a cadet at the East India Company Military Seminary in Woolwich by Horace Delaney and his new bride.
After an initial brilliant career as a cadet in Sir Stuart Strange 's regiment, during which he excelled in all disciplines, in he began his insubordination towards the officers. According to Benjamin Wilton 's researchers, James "set ablaze of a Navy boat in an experiment with oil and mashed potatoes while drunk. And jack fight with a bear in Chancery Lane, a rebellion against the cooks for bad custard, started by him, and he raved about fortunes and hidden treasures.
He tried to recruit other boys to go down the river to India, to trade with Red Indians, to take gold from the Aztecs. Finally, in the year of our Lordhe took himself off to Africa" taboo John Pettifer added further details during an East India Company conversation, revealing that "According to charter records, he went to Cabinda aboard a taboo called Cornwallis, then jack a ship called the Influence, bound for Antigua.