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After graduating from Cambridge University, JAMES NORTON (Jamie) immediately went on to study at RADA. He is a bright star in the British acting landscape which was confirmed when he was selected by Screen International to be one of their highly prestigious Stars of Tomorrow.

Norton was most recently seen in a supporting role in Hampstead. The story is inspired by the true story of an American widow who becomes involved with an unkempt man. The film stars Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson.

Norton has recently completed work on the AMC/BBC One crime drama "McMafia," which is anticipated to release in 2018. Written by Hossein Amini and directed by James Watkins, the story follows Alex Godman the English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, who has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of that criminal past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca.

Returning for a third series and a Christmas special, Norton was seen reprising his role of Sidney Chambers in "Grantchester," the TV adaptation of the James Runcie novel Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. The series follows vicar turned sleuth Sidney Chambers, a man with a love for women, jazz and warm beer.

In 2016, Norton returned to the stage in Tracy Lett's play "Bug" at Found 111. Norton took the lead role opposite Kate Fleetwood. The play received wide acclaim and was given an extended run. Norton was also seen in the eagerly anticipated second series of Sally Wainright's "Happy Valley," for which he received a BAFTA TV nomination and caught the attention of both critics and the nation. This compelling crime thriller for the BBC sees Norton reprise the role of Tommy opposite Sarah Lancashire.

In January 2016, Norton played the role of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky alongside Lily James and Paul Dano in the critically acclaimed BBC mini-series "War and Peace." The series, directed by Tom Harper also featured key performances by Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea. The series was produced by The Weinstein Company, and aired on BBC and A+E. Norton also appeared in the new series of "Black Mirror." He starred opposite Bryce Dallas Howard in "Nosedive," one of the six new episodes of the anthology series about tech paranoia.

In 2015, Norton was seen in the BBC adaptation of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," in which he starred alongside Richard Madden and Holiday Grainger in the role of Sir Clifford Chatterley. Prior to this, he was seen in the BBC series "Life in Squares." This three-part serial about the Bloomsbury Group explores the exceptionally close and often fraught relationship of sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Wolff enduring a sexually complicated alliance with gay artist Duncan Grant. The series was written by Amanda Coe and directed by Simon Kaijser.

2014 saw Norton star in Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, which looks at the life of the renowned British artist J.M.W Turner (played by Timothy Spall) and Northmen: A Viking Saga.

December 2013 saw Norton star in Death Comes to Pemberley, the adaptation of the P.D. James novel. Norton played the lead role of Henry Alveston alongside a stellar cast including Matthew Rhys, Matthew Goode, Anna Maxwell-Martin and Jenna Coleman.

2013 was also a busy year for Norto. Along with various television credits ("Dr. Who," "Blandings," "By Any Means," "Our Story"), Norton also had a small role in Ron Howard's Rush. This highly anticipated film premiered in Toronto, along with another of Norton's films, Belle, which released in the UK in June of the same year. Directed by BAFTA award winner Amma Asante and produced by Damian Jones, the film was inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race girl raised in an aristocratic family in England at the end of the 18th century. The cast included Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.

In 2012, Norton appeared in the BBC's "Restless" (with Hayley Atwell and Rufus Sewell) and "Inspector George Gently" (with Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby); he also played the lead role of Owen in Donald Rice's "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," alongside a stellar cast including Mackenzie Crook, Elizabeth McGovern and Felicity Jones. His first professional role was alongside Carey Mulligan in Lone Sherfig's hugely successful An Education.

Norton has also excelled on stage. His first role out of drama school (for which he left RADA early) was in Laura Wade's critically acclaimed "Posh" at the Royal Court Theatre. He quickly went on to star opposite Frances Barber in "That Face" at the Sheffield crucible, directed by Richard Wilson. Norton's West-End debut was playing the lead role of 'Stanhope' in David Grindley's epic production of "Journey's End," for which he earned a host of fantastic reviews. He has most recently been seen in the role of Geoffrey in Trevor Nunn's production of "The Lion in Winter" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, alongside Joanna Lumley and Robert Lindsay.


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