Actor James Norton: biography, personal life. Best movies and series with his participation
James Norton is a talented actor who has becomefamous for his television project "Granchester", in which he embodied the image of a priest-detective. By the year 31 the mysterious and charming Englishman had already played more than twenty roles in films and serials, especially often in biographical and historical dramas. What about it is known?
James Norton: The Biography of a Star
The future actor was born in London,a joyful event occurred in July 1985. James Norton was born into a family of teachers, far from the world of cinema. Nevertheless, the father of the boy was fond of theater, even began to play episodic roles after retirement. No wonder he infected his son with love.
The first years of life the future Andrei Bolkonsky(series "War and Peace") was held in North Yorkshire, where soon after his birth, his mother and father moved. In his teens, James Norton was fond of sports, he was even promised a great future in the world of big tennis. However, the young man gave preference to the theater, already at the age of 15 began to take part in amateur productions.
The beginning of the way
After graduation, the future actor became a studentCollege, working at the University of Cambridge. The main discipline he studied was theology, James even had the opportunity to go to India with missionary work. However, Norton refused this trip, as he continued to dream about the career of the actor. He became a member of the troupe performing at the drama club "Marlowe", played in a variety of Shakespearean plays.
After graduation, James Norton continuedEducation at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. However, fate did not allow him to obtain a diploma from this institution. Only half a year remained until graduation, when the young actor was offered a key role in the production of "That Face". After a short hesitation, James decided to drop out of high school, which he did not regret.
James Norton is an actor who first appeared in the movie in2009. Of course, the role he received in the drama "Education of the senses" was episodic and did not bring him fame, but the shooting gave the future Andrei Bolkonsky a useful experience. Then followed the appearance in the episodes of the films "Castle Blundings", "Restless", "A good day for the wedding." Did not ignore the little-known actor and long-playing projects, managed to play small roles in the popular series "Doctor Who", "Inspector George Gently."
Gradually began to receive increasingly prominent rolesJames Norton. Films that finally attracted the attention of viewers and directors to the young actor: "Race", "Belle". The picture "Race" tells about the uneasy life of the riders who used to be famous in the 70's. The drama "Belle" tells of the misadventures of a girl who is an illegitimate daughter of an officer.
The first significant event in the life of a young actorbecame a game in the teleproject "Death Comes to Pemberley". This picture was a kind of continuation of the cult drama "Pride and Prejudice", the plot of which was borrowed from the same name by Jane Austen.
With even greater enthusiasm, the audience accepted"Happy Valley" and "Granchester", in these crime series Norton has played no part of the episodic role. Most liked the audience of his Sidney Chambers - a charming vicar, forced to intervene in the investigation of a mysterious murder and seek a clue about the mystery of the death of one of his parishioners.
Famous movies and TV shows
What other bright images managed to translate on the screenJames Norton by the age of 30? The actor played one of the central roles in the adventure thriller "Vikings". His hero Bjorn was among the Scandinavian warriors, forced to fight for survival on foreign soil. Also remembered by the audience is his Clifford Chatterley - a deceived husband, the image of which he created in the piercing drama "Lover of Lady Chatterley."
Finally, we can not fail to note a large-scale teleproject"War and Peace", based on the novel of the same name by Tolstoy. In this series, James brilliantly embodied the image of the brave and noble aristocrat Andrew Bolkonsky, who died from military injuries.
Life Behind the Scenes
Of course, the fans of the actor are not only interestedfilms and serials, in which James Norton managed to act. Personal life, unfortunately, is not a topic that the star willingly discusses with journalists. It is known that for several years the actor has been in a romantic relationship with actress Jesse Buckley. A charming Englishwoman can also be seen in the film "War and Peace", in which she embodied the image of Maria Bolkonskaya.
Where is currently living James Norton,personal life and biography of which cause curiosity among thousands of fans? The actor does not change his beloved London, is the owner of real estate in the elite area of Pakem. It is also known that James has diabetes of the first degree, but health problems do not interfere with the star to please fans with new and new bright roles.