James Faulkner (18 July, 1948 -) is an actor and producer, known for Da Vinci's Demons (2013), Downton Abbey (2010) and Game of Thrones (2011). He is married to Kate. They have two children. In the TV Mini-Series documentary Leonardo (2003), based on Leonardo da Vinci, he played the role of Duke Sforza. In Da Vinci's Demons (2013), which is also based on the life of Leonardo da Vinco, he played the role of Pope Sixtus IV.