James Norton Biography: Age, Movies, Instagram, Height, Wife, Girlfriend, Wikipedia

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James Geoffrey Ian Norton, famously known as James Norton, is an exceptionally talented English actor who has made a name for himself across various entertainment platforms, including film, television, and theatre.

His remarkable performances in acclaimed television series such as Happy Valley, Grantchester, War & Peace, and McMafia have solidified his reputation as a versatile actor.

Additionally, Norton showcased his immense talent by portraying the titular character in the 2019 film Mr. Jones.

With his captivating presence and undeniable acting prowess, James Norton continues to captivate audiences worldwide.


  • Full Name: James Geoffrey Ian Norton
  • Stage Name: James Norton
  • Born: July 18, 1985
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Birthplace: London
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 1.85m
  • Parent: Hugh and Lavinia Norton,
  • Siblings: Jessica Norton
  • Spouse: Jessie Buckley (2015–2017), and Imogen Poots
  • Children: None
  • Relationship: Engaged
  • Net Worth: £4.9 million and £8.27 million

Early Life & Education

James Norton, a highly respected actor from Britain, was born on July 18, 1985, in Lambeth, London. His parents, Hugh and Lavinia Norton, were teachers.

Originally hailed from Tanzania, his father worked as a lecturer at the esteemed Hull School of Art and Design.

Within his immediate family, James has a sister named Jessica Norton. While pursuing an acting career, James attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Fitzwilliam College.


Norton embarked on his acting journey in the early 2000s, making appearances in popular TV shows like Doctor Who and Holby City.

He also showcased his talent on stage in productions like Posh and Journey’s End. However, it was his role as Carey Mulligan’s classmate in the 2009 film An Education that truly propelled him into the spotlight.

Norton’s professional journey thrived in the 2010s as he took on notable roles in various projects. He showcased his talent in the BBC mini-series War & Peace and the crime drama McMafia.

Additionally, Norton portrayed the lead character in the 2019 film “Mr. Jones,” which recounts Gareth Jones‘ brave act of revealing the Soviet Ukraine’s Holodomor famine.

This portrayal received immense critical acclaim, leading to Norton’s nomination for a BAFTA Award in the Best Actor category.

Norton has been actively involved in the film and television industry. Notably, he appeared in the 2020 drama “Nowhere Special” and the 2022 thriller “Rogue Agent.”

Additionally, he had a recurring role in the HBO series “The Nevers.” Norton is busy filming the mini-series “Playing Nice” and the drama “Joy.” Furthermore, he is set to star in two anticipated films: “Bob Marley: One Love” and “Heart of Darkness.”

Awards and Nominations


  • 2019: Nowhere Special – British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
  • 2016: Black Mirror: Nosedive – International Emmy Award for Best Actor
  • 2023: Men of Divorce – Gold Derby Television Award for Ensemble Cast – Drama Series
  • 2021: The Nevers – Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
  • 2020: Little Women – Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast and Ensemble of the Decade
  • 2019: Mr Jones – Golden Orange International Film Competition Best Actor Award
  • 2017: Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor (for his roles in Happy Valley, Grantchester, and War & Peace)
  • 2016: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Ensemble Performance
  • 2015: British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor (for his role in Happy Valley)
  • 2015: National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance (for his role in Happy Valley)
  • 2014: British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (for his role in Rush)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: James Norton (@jginorton)
  • Twitter handle: James Norton (@jginorton)
  • Facebook: James Norton
  • TikTok handle: James Norton (@jamesnortonguitar)

Personal Life

James Norton, 38, a highly skilled actor hailing from England, had an enchanting romantic involvement with the talented actress Jessie Buckley for two years, commencing in 2015 and concluding in 2017.

Subsequently, Norton embarked on a new chapter in his love life. Starting in 2018, he found companionship with the remarkable actress Imogen Poots.

Their relationship blossomed and reached new heights when they became engaged in 2022.



  • Bob Marley: One Love (2024) as Chris Blackwell (Post-production)
  • Playing Nice (2024) as Pete Riley (TV Mini-Series) (In Production)
  • Joy (TBA) as Robert Edwards (In Production)
  • A Little Life (2023) as Jude
  • Ex-Husbands (2023) as Nick Pearce
  • Rogue Agent (2022) as Robert Freegard
  • Things Heard & Seen (2021) as George Claire
  • Nowhere Special (2020) as John
  • Unprecedented: Real-Time Theatre from a State of Isolation (2020) as Timothy (TV Series)
  • The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019–2020) as Stephen Ward (TV Series)
  • Little Women (2019) by John Brooke
  • Mr Jones (2019) as Gareth Jones
  • Flatliners (2017) as Jamie
  • Rush (2013) as Alex Turner
  • An Education (2009) as Johnnie
  • Happy Ever Afters (2005) as Liam Foxe
  • Doctor Who (2005) as Timothy Hobson
  • Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009) as Tony Fletcher
  • The Libertine (2004) as John Wilmot
  • Falling (2009) as Private Stanhope
  • Bright Young Things (2003) as Miles Fisher
  • Posy Fossil (2003) as Nigel
  • Never Never (2000) as Jebediah “Jeb” Milton


  • The Nevers (2021–2023) as Hugo Swan (TV Series)
  • Happy Valley (2014–2023) as Tommy Lee Royce (TV Series)
  • Grantchester (2014–2019) as Sidney Chambers (TV Series)
  • War & Peace (2016) as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (TV Mini-Series)
  • Black Mirror (2016) as Ryan (Episode: “Nosedive”)
  • Doctor Thorne (2016) as Frank Gresham (TV Mini-Series)
  • Garrow’s Law (2011) as James Gerrard (Episode: “Garrow’s Law”)
  • Doctor Who (2010) as The Doctor (Comic Relief Special)
  • The Crimson Petal and the White (2011) as Giles Redbourne (TV Mini-Series)
  • Monroe (2011) as Thomas Cole (Episode: “The Unthinkable”)
  • The Small Hand (2010) as Michael Evans (TV Mini-Series)
  • Page Eight (2011) as Tom Worthington (TV Mini-Series)
  • Losers (2010) as Alfie Stephenson (TV Mini-Series)
  • Never Better (2008) as Michael Shea (TV Movie)
  • The Bill (2007) as David Baker (Episode: “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”)
  • Midsomer Murders (2004) as Tim Molson (Episode: “Murder in the Garden”)
  • Holby City (2004) as Michael Byrne (Episode: “Backfire”)
  • Teachers (2003) as Will Fletcher (4 episodes)
  • Brief Encounters (2003) as Toby Walton (Episode: “Stigma”)

Net Worth

James Norton’s net worth is believed to range between £4.9 million and £8.27 million, approximately equivalent to $6 million and $10 million.

However, it should be emphasized that these figures are mere approximations, and the actual value of his net worth might vary either below or above these estimations.

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