James Geoffrey Ian Norton was born in Lambeth, London, on July 18, 1985. He is an English actor who works in movies, TV, and plays. He is known for his parts in the TV shows Happy Valley, Grantchester, War & Peace, and McMafia. His portrayal of Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley brought him a nomination for the 2015 British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor.

James Norton Family

Ladinia Jane Norman and Hugh Biddulph Norton are his parents. His mother taught at Hull School of Art and Design and his father, who was born in Tanzania, taught at Hull School of Art and Design. Norton’s family lived in the town of Malton in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire, even though they were from London.

Growing up in North Yorkshire on the border of the Howardian Hills, Norton has called his upbringing “idyllic”. His grandfather, Ian Norton, MBE (1923–2003), was a colonial officer in Tanganyika. Hugh Ross Norton, OBE, who served as Sudbury’s Archdeacon from 1945 to 1962, was his father. Jean, Ian’s wife (1923–2016), was the daughter of Royal Engineers Colonel Francis John Biddulph. Initially, The Biddulphs were a branch of an Irish noble family with land.

Norton went to Bramcote Prep School (Scarborough College) in Scarborough until he was 13. After that, he went to Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic (Benedictine) boarding school in the village of Ampleforth in North Yorkshire. He worked at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough when he was 15 years old.

James Net Worth

The renowned actor James Norton possesses an estimated net worth of $7 million. He consented to the agreement that paid him a lot of money, which added to his wealth. James Norton makes most of his money from the fees he gets for playing in movies and TV shows. Actor James Norton is the brand ambassador and creative collaborator for British heritage brand Belstaff.

Norton Career

Norton played Jenn’s roommate in the 2009 movie An Education, which starred Carey Mulligan. He appeared in the Royal Court Theatre’s first production of Posh in 2010. Journey’s End, a drama set during the First World War, featured Norton in the role of Captain Stanhope in 2011. Norton starred as Owen, the would-be groom of a troubled bride, in the 2012 film Cheerful Weather for the Wedding. Furthermore, In the 2013 movie Rush, he played Formula One driver Guy Edwards.

He portrayed a suitor to the titular character, a mixed-race woman in 18th-century English society, in the 2013 film Belle. Norton played the detective priest Sidney Chambers on the ITV show Grantchester, which riffed on the books by James Runcie, from 2014 to 2018. Robson Green played Police Inspector Geordie Keating. A biographical play about the life of the artist J. M. W. Turner called Mr. Turner and the 2014 movie Northmen: A Viking Saga also had him in it. 

Norton Career
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He played Duncan Grant in Life in Squares, a BBC Two miniseries about the Bloomsbury Group that aired in 2015. Norton played Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC version of War and Peace, which was directed by Andrew Davies. Nevertheless, Norton played John Brooke in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 movie version of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

James Norton Relationships

In the years 2015 to 2017, he was seeing actress Jessie Buckley. Actress Imogen Poots and Norton have been romantically involved since 2018. They’ve been together since 2022.

The couple is known for keeping their love life secret, and they are rarely seen together.Moreover, The couple became acquainted in 2017 during their time together performing in the West End of London and formally declared their romantic partnership in December of that same year.

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