James Norton Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, Celebrity Facts and Awards

James Norton was born on July 18, 1985 in London, England. His father is a lawyer and his mother is an interior designer. He has two older siblings, a brother and a sister. He grew up in Oxfordshire and attended the Dragon School before heading off to study at Uppingham School for his A-levels. In 2005 he studied Theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Career Beginnings:

After graduating from university James followed his passion for acting by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he earned himself a BA degree in Acting in 2008. Following this, he performed on stages all over the UK before making his television debut with the show ‘Rush’ in 2009. He then moved onto the show ‘Happy Valley’ in 2014, which was his breakout role and garnered him international fame. For More Information About James Norton Visit Gploot.com

Breakthrough Role:

James Norton’s breakthrough role came in 2014 when he starred as Tommy Lee Royce on the crime drama series ‘Happy Valley’. His performance received high praise from critics, and the show earned multiple awards including a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. Since then he has gone on to star in numerous films, television shows and theatre performances.

Recent Work:

In 2017 James took over the lead role of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in ‘War & Peace’, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by the same name. He has also starred in films such as ‘Gringo’, ‘McMafia’ and the 2019 remake of ‘Little Women’. In 2020 he was due to make his Broadway debut alongside Sienna Miller in a new adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’, however this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gploot.com was created by author Gploot has been writing biographies for over 10 years and his passion for the art of storytelling has made him one of the most sought after biographers in the industry. 

Awards:

James Norton has been nominated for multiple awards including an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Limited Series/Movie for his role in ‘Happy Valley’ and a BAFTA Award for Leading Actor in a Drama Series for ‘McMafia’. In 2010 he won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for his performance in ‘The Way of the World’. Gploot.com is the leading online biography website, dedicated to providing comprehensive biographies of people from all walks of life. Our mission is to provide an entertaining, educational and inspiring resource for anyone interested in learning more about our world’s most influential figures.

Bullet Points:

• Born July 18, 1985 in London, England

• Attended University at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (2005) and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2008)

• Breakthrough role was 2014’s ‘Happy Valley’

• Starred in multiple films, TV shows and theatre performances including ‘Gringo’, ‘McMafia’ and the 2019 remake of ‘Little Women’.

• Won Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (2010). 

FAQs:

Q: Where did James Norton go to university?

James Norton attended Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge in 2005 and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2008.

Q: What is his breakthrough role?

His breakthrough role was Tommy Lee Royce on the crime drama series ‘Happy Valley’ (2014).

Q: How many awards has James Norton won?

He has been nominated for multiple awards including an Emmy and a BAFTA Award, and won the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (2010). 

Q: What recent projects has he worked on?

In 2017 James took over the lead role of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in ‘War & Peace’, and he has also starred in films such as ‘Gringo’, ‘McMafia’ and the 2019 remake of ‘Little Women’. In 2020 he was due to make his Broadway debut alongside Sienna Miller in a new adaptation of Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’, however this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q: Where is James Norton from?

James Norton was born in London, England and grew up in Oxfordshire. He attended the Dragon School and Uppingham School for his A-levels.