James Norton

James Norton was born in 1985 in Northern Yorkshire, England. Both of his parents were teachers. His younger sister is a doctor. He started acting in school plays at an early age. After leaving college he gained experience while at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Rather than go straight to acting school he also studied theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and travelled to Nepal, where he became interested in Buddhism. Later he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 2010. He had a variety of small parts including ones in stage in revivals of 'Journey's End' and 'The Lion in Winter'. In2013he appeared 'Death Comes To Pemberley' on television. He became known to a wider audience via other tv programs and in the Masterpiece Mystery series 'Grantchester' as vicar Sidney Chambers.

Known For


Cast Credits

Wild West: America's Great Frontier (2016)
Starring as Narrator (2 episodes)
War & Peace (2016)
Starring as Andrei Bolkonsky (6 episodes)
Life in Squares (2015)
Starring as Duncan Grant (younger) (3 episodes)
The One Show (2015)
Guest starring as James Norton (3 episodes)
Happy Valley (2014)
Starring as Tommy Lee Royce (9 episodes)
Grantchester (2014)
Starring as Sidney Chambers (13 episodes)
The Great War: The People's Story (2014)
Guest starring as Will Martin
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Starring as Henry Alveston (3 episodes)
Portrait Artist of the Year (2013)
Guest starring as James Norton
Restless (2012)
Guest starring as Kolia
Black Mirror (2011)
Guest starring as Ryan Pound
Lorraine (2010)
Guest starring as James Norton
Doctor Who (2005)
Guest starring as Onegin
This Morning (1988)
Guest starring as James Norton
McMafia ()
Starring as Alex Godman