James Norton is a well-known actor from the United Kingdom. He is popular for portraying his role as Tommy Lee Royce in the British Crime drama series Happy Valley. Besides, he is also one of the major characters of the television series War & Peace.
James Norton was born as James Geoffrey Ian Norton on July 18, 1985, in London, England. He is the son of Lavinia Jane Norman and Hugh Biddulph Norton. He was raised in his birthplace alongside his sister, Jessica Norton. James holds British nationality and is of white ethnicity.
James Norton joined Ampleforth College, where he completed his early education. Later, he enrolled at Fitzwilliam College, where he graduated in 2007 with First Class Honours. After that, he studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for three years.
James Norton made his acting debut in the 2009 coming-of-age drama film An Education, which was directed by Lone Scherfig. The stars of this movie are Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, and Rosamund Pike. The movie grossed $26.1 million at the box office against the budget of $7.5 million.
In 2013, James Norton appeared in a biographical sports film Rush, which was directed by Ron Howard. The stars of this movie are Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Olivia Wilde, and Alexandra Maria Lara. The total budget of this movie was $54 million and grossed $98.2 million at the box office.
In 2017, James Norton appeared in an American science fiction psychological horror film Flatliners, which was directed by Niels Arden Oplev. The stars of this movie are Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, and Kiersey Clemons. The total budget of this movie was $19 million and grossed $45.2 million at the box office.
Currently, he is shooting for his upcoming movie Gareth Jones. The movie is scheduled to release in 2019. Likewise, he has also appeared in numerous TV Shows and movies that include Belle, Northmen: A Viking Saga, Inspector George Gently, Blandings, By Any Means, Grantchester, War & Peace, Black Mirror, and McMafia.
Currently, James Norton is dating his girlfriend, Jessie Buckley. The couple met on the set of the hit BBC show War & Peace, and have since stayed in a committed relationship. In this series, the couple played brother and sister.
James Norton seems to be happy spending quality time together with his girlfriend. James has not revealed his plans to marry her, and also they don't have any children.
James Norton has accumulated a massive amount of money from his acting career. He has played in numerous hit movies and television series that is an obvious source of his income. As of 2018, James Norton's net worth is estimated to be $6 million.