- Strongly tipped to be the next James Bond, British actor James Norton is best known for his roles on TV series such as Happy Valley, Grantchester, and McMafia. For his performance in Happy Valley, he was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Girlfriend, and Affairs
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Strongly tipped to be the next James Bond, British actor James Norton is best known for his roles on TV series such as Happy Valley, Grantchester, and McMafia. For his performance in Happy Valley, he was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015.
Originally from Lambeth, London, James Norton was born on 18 July 1985 under the star sign Cancer. The 35-year-old actor is British by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity as he has English, Scottish, German, Cornish, Jewish, and Irish ancestry. He graduated in 2007 with First Class Honours from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Later, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London for three years but left six months before graduation to take an acting assignment.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Norton kicked off his acting career with small film parts in An Education, Rush, and Belle. He also played small roles in television series such as Inspector George Gently, Restless Blandings, and Doctor Who.
Norton’s 2014 role as a creepy rapist and murderer Tommy Lee Royce in the crime drama Happy Valley earned him widespread attention. His career skyrocketed after he nabbed another main role in ITV’s detective drama Grantchester. He then starred in acclaimed TV shows such as War & Peace, McMafia, The Trial of Christine Keeler, and The Nevers.
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Norton has also acted in several films and theatre plays. Some of his film credits include Bonobo, Hampstead, Mr Jones, Nowhere Special, and Things Heard Seen. His theatre credits include Cymbeline, That face, Journey’s End, The Lion in Winter, and Belleville.
The Grantchester actor has earned millions of dollars from acting in films, TV series, and theatre plays. As of December 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Dating, Girlfriend, and Affairs
Norton has been dating actress Imogen Poots for three years. They reportedly hit it off when they appeared alongside each other in the West End production of Belleville at the Donmar Warehouse in 2017. The couple confirmed their romance in 2018.
While Norton tends to keep his love life out of the spotlight, he has shared several pictures of Imogen on Instagram over the years. They are completely smitten over their relationship and will likely tie the knot very soon.
Before Imogen, Norton was in a relationship with his War and Peace co-star Jessie Buckely from 2015 to 2017. The Irish actress revealed that their split was acrimonious.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
The Happy Valley actor was born to parents Lavinia Jane Norman and Hugh Biddulph Norton. His parents were both teachers; his father was a lecturer at Hull School of Art and Design. His family lived in the town of Malton in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire.
Norton grew up with his younger sister. His sister is professionally a doctor.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Norton has a tall height of 6 feet 1 inch. He has a fit, slim physique, and he weighs around 74 kg. He has captivating blue eyes and brown hair.