James Norton who is best known for his role in TV shows and films like “Grantchester”, “McMafia” and “Happy Valley” is an English actor who has been active in the industry since 2007. His role as Tommy Lee Royce in “Happy Valley” is considered to be one of his best and he was nominated for a British Academy Award for it. “War & Peace” is also one of the notable TV shows in which he appeared.  

Quick Info 
Full NameJames Geoffrey Ian Norton.
Date of BirthJuly 18 of 1985
Birth PlaceLondon, England
ParentsHugh Biddulph Norton and Lavinia Jane
GirlFriendImogen Poots
Weight85 kg
Height6' 1"
Age35 years
Net WorthUS$ 6 million


Where was James born and raised?

James Norton’s birth name is James Geoffrey Ian Norton. He was born to parents Hugh Biddulph Norton and Lavinia Jane on the day of July 18 of 1985 in London, England. His father and mother both worked as teachers. He grew up with a younger sibling, a sister named Jessica Norton in Malton which is located in North Yorkshire. He went to Ampleforth College.

While at college, he did theatre and also played tennis. He considers his childhood to be simple and pleasing. He also studied Theology at Fitzwilliam College. He graduated in 2007. In 2007, he also went to India to teach children with a travel grant from the college. He went to RADA and left in 2010 before graduating. James Norton

Body Measurement

James Norton stands 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 meters)  tall and weighs approximately 85 kg. As of December of 2020, he is 35 years old. He can be recognized by his light brown golden hair and blue eyes. 


Who is Norton’s Girlfriend?

James Norton isn’t religious but he is intrigued by it. He is a trustee at RTST (Royal Theatrical Support Trust). He keeps most of his personal life a secret and stays away from the media for the most part. James Norton isn’t married and doesn’t have any children. He is currently in a relationship with Imogen Poots. Imogen is an actress. They first met in 2017 in Belleville. Before this, he dated Jessie Buckley with whom he worked in “War & Peace”. 


Social Media

James Norton is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. He has 159k followers on Instagram and 72.3k followers on Twitter. His Instagram consists mostly of casual pictures and videos of himself along with pictures and videos from his work and on-set pictures from them. He also posts pictures from when he travels and his Instagram is down to Earth. He also made posts supporting the BLM movement. 


How did James Norton start his Career?

James Norton made his film debut in 2009 with the film “An Education” in the minor role of a student. In 2012, he acted in the film “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding” in the role of Owen. He made his TV debut in 2012 with the TV series titled “Inspector George Gently” in which he played the role of James Blackstone in the episode titled “Gently with Class”.

James Norton


In 2013 saw him appear in two films, namely, “Rush” in which he played the role of Guy Edwards and the film “Belle” in which he played the role of Oliver Ashford. In 2014, he appeared in the film “Mr. Turner” in the role of Francis Willoughby. The same year, he acted in the film “Bonobo” as Ralph and in the film “Northmen: A Viking Saga” as the character named Bjorn. In 2017, he appeared in two films, namely, “Hampstead” in which he acted as Philip, and in the film “Flatliners” in which he acted as Jamie.

2018 saw him appear in the film “Hero” in which he played the role of young Charles. In 2019, he did two films, namely, “Mr. Jones” in which he acted as Gareth Jones, and the film “Little Women” in which he acted as John Brooke. In 2020, he appeared in the film “Nowhere Special” as John. He is to appear in the film “Things Heard and Seen” in the near future. His role hasn’t been revealed yet and the film is in the process of post-production. 


Television Shows

 In 2012, James Norton appeared in the TV miniseries “Restless” as Kolia. In 2013, he appeared in the TV series titled “Blandings” in the role of Jimmy Belford In the episode titled “Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey”. The same year, he appeared in the TV series called “Doctor Who” in the role of Onegin in the episode titled “Cold War”.

In 2013, he also appeared in the tv show called “By Any Means” in the role of Michael Prence in the episode titled “Episode 1” and in “Death Comes to Pemberley” in the role of Henry Alveston for a total of 3 episodes. From 2014 to 2016, he acted in the TV show titled “Happy Valley” in the role of Tommy Lee Royce. From 2014 to 2019, he appeared in the TV show called “Grantchester” in the role of Sidney Chambers. 2015 saw him act in the TV show titled “Life in Squares” as Young Duncan Grant for a tot of 3 episodes.

In 2016, he appeared in the TV show “War & Peace” in the main role of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. In 2016, he was seen in the TV show “Black Mirror” in the role of Ryan in the episode called “Nosedive”. From 2018 to the present, he plays the role of Alex Goodman in the TV series called “McMafia”. From 2019 to 2020, he appeared in the miniseries titled  “The Trial of Christine Keeler” in the role of Stephen Ward. James Norton

Net Worth

James Norton’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 6 million as of December 2020. He makes most of his fortune from acting in various films and TV shows. 


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