James Norton Biography

James Norton is a hardworking and talented English Actor. He is popularly known for his role in Happy Valley, McMafia, War & Peace and many more TV shows and Films. Apart from that, he has also worked in many theatre-like Royal Court Theatre, Crucible Theatre, Duke of York Theatre, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, and many more. According to sources he has 170 thousand followers on Instagram and 72.2 thousand followers on Twitter.

Early Life

James was born on 18th July 1985 in London, England. The name of his parents is Hugh B Norton and Lavinia J Norton. He has a sister named Jessica Norton. His ancestry is English, Irish, Scottish, German, Cornish, and Jewish. He went to Bramcote Preparatory School located in Scarborough. For his further studies, he went to Ampleforth College and after that, he went to Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge where he studied Theology.  He later decided to build his career in Acting and for that, he went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

James Norton Career

James began his career in 2007 by working at Cambridge Art Theatre where he was seen in Cymbeline as Posthumus. From 2009 to 2015 he appeared in many theatre shows, films, and TV shows titled Posh, That Face, Journey’s End, The Lion in Winter, An Education, Rush, Belle, Bonobo, Mr. Turner, Restless, Blandings, By Any Means, Happy Valley, Life in Squares and many more. From 2016 to 2020 he was seen in many films, tv-series and theatre shows like Hampstead, Flatliners, Hero, Mr. Jones, Little Women, Nowhere Special, Bug Belive, War & Peace, Black Mirror, To Walk Invisible, McMafia, The Trial of Christine Keeler and more.

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In 2021 his HBO Original TV series named The Nevers was released where he plays the main role of Hugo Swan. He will be giving an interview for the same where he will talk about his experience on the set. The same year he will see in an upcoming film named Things Heard and Seen where he plays the role of George Clare. which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Soon he will be working back on the set of the film.

Awards and Nominations

In 2014, 2016, and 2017 he won the Crime Thriller Award for Best Supporting Actor, Glamour Award for Man of the Year, and GQ Men of the Year Award for Breakthrough Actor of the Year. In 2015 he was nominated for British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Award. Later in 2017, he was nominated for  Broadcasting Press Guild Award for the category of Best Actor.

James Norton Biography

Real Name James Geoffrey Ian Norton
Birth Date July 18, 1985
Age 35 Years
Birth Place London, England
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimetres – 185 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Chest Size 41 Inches
Waist Size 32 Inches
Biceps Size 15 Inches
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Athletic


Father Hugh Biddulph Norton
Mother Lavinia Jane Norman
Sister Jessica Norton


School Ampleforth College
College Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (BA),
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Is he Gay? No
Who is his Girlfriend? Imogen Poots

Favorite Things

Hobbies Gardening, Tennis, Vintage Clothing
Favorite Destination
Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Color Brown
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Personal Life

According to sources James is currently in a relationship with an actress named Imogen Poots for more than three years, They appeared in the West End Production of Belleville and hit off after the first meeting. They usually like to keep their relationship private and away from the media.

James Norton Net Worth

James has earned a lot from his acting career as he has worked in more than 30 projects and that theatre shows. According to sources his net worth has been estimated around more than $1 million. He also racks quite an impressive amount from his sponsors and event appearances.


  • His father was a lecturer at Hull School of Art and Design.
  • He was a member of the Marlowe Society Theatre Club at Cambridge.
  • At the age of 15, he gained theatre experience from Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
  • In 2014 he had a voice role in a video game named Dragon Age: Inquisition.
  • He is currently suffering from type 1 Diabetes.
  • In 2015 he was appointed as the trustee of the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

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