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Sujet: Re: James Norton, un acteur "classique" audacieux Ven 11 Nov - 17:58
Une série de courts métrages tournés à Londres récemment a été diffusée hier soir sur la chaîne anglaise Channel 4. James apparaît dans un segment, aux côtés de l'actrice Gemma Chan. C'est court mais c'est très bien (et James est excellent, comme d'habitude).
This is the story of an uncomfortably timed confession, interrupted by a decidedly talkative narrator. Written by the award-winning novelist Adam Thirlwell and directed by playwright Polly Stenham.
Sujet: Re: James Norton, un acteur "classique" audacieux Mer 30 Nov - 14:49
Un super article de Radio Times dans lequel l'auteur de Grantchester, la créatrice de Happy Valley et le réalisateur de War & Peace disent tous le bien qu'ils pensent de James
Radiotimes, 27 February - 4 March 2016
Why James Norton Makes the Perfect… Interviews by Ellie Austin
Priest by James Runcie, Author of the Grantchester Mysteries As the Rev Sidney Chambers is loosely based on my father [who was Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie], I was picky about who played him. I wanted someone good-looking, compassionate, with a sense of humour and who knows about religion. Demanding, I know. I was very keen on James - mainly because of his looks. It’s important Sidney is Anglican, so he can get married. I wanted there to be love and sexual tension in the series, but I didn’t realise quite how sexy James would make him! It helps that James studied theology. When he’s faced with crime, he’s very good at being lovingly disappointed. My father used to say, “You must hate the sin but love the sinners.” James really captures that, but he’s good at anger, too.
Psycho by Sally Wainwright, creator of Happy Valley I first saw James on stage playing Stanhope in [RC Sherriff’s First World War play] Journey’s End. He had fabulous presence and I noted his name. Then he auditioned for Happy Valley. We had about 25 people audition to play Tommy Lee Royce, but the majority of them wore Tommy’s evilness on their sleeve. James did a very subdued, vulnerable performance. It was incredibly subtle and clever. After we cast him, James spent a lot of time with a psychotherapist thinking about what makes someone act as extremely as Tommy does. James is a thinker. It’s not enough for him to accept that Tommy is evil. He wants to know why. He loves talking things through to get his performance spot on - and it shows.
Prince by Andrew Davies, adapter of War and Peace James is soulful, intelligent and very nice. And in a way that’s a problem for him. Prince Andrei in War and Peace isn’t very nice to lots of people - including his wife. Director Tom Harper spent a lot of time telling James not to smile. The fact that he succeeded shows what a bloody good actor he is. I wrote the Winter Palace ballroom scene to be impossibly romantic and I hoped the audience was going to fall in love with James. He said that I set him up as a heart-throb before the series started by comparing his character to Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice - but all I meant was that Prince Andrei was standoffish and haughty. I didn’t mean James was going to make women across the country swoon. But of course he did!
Sujet: Re: James Norton, un acteur "classique" audacieux Mer 21 Déc - 14:47
James Norton et Martin Freeman (cf photo) ont participé à une lecture de Noël à la Cathédrale St Paul il y a quelques jours. On peut l'entendre lire A Child’s Christmas in Wales de Dylan Thomas à cette adresse :
Sujet: Re: James Norton, un acteur "classique" audacieux Mer 22 Fév - 19:27
C'est confirmé, James Norton va bien jouer le fils de Diane Keaton dans le film Hampstead (je crois que le tournage du film vient de s'achever) :
Hampstead Village, London, is famous for its beautiful and much-loved Heath; a piece of quiet countryside in a vast metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath is American widow EMILY WALTERS (Keaton), who can’t quite focus on the things that need attention since her husband’s death; like her crumbling old apartment, diminishing finances and even her son, PHILIP (Norton). Despite encouragement from her close friend FIONA (Manville), she doesn’t want to admit that she’s merely drifting through life. One day while looking out across the Heath from her attic window, EMILY spies a ramshackle hut, which appears to be inhabited by an unkempt man. After witnessing him being attacked by a group of professional thugs, she calls the police and watches through her binoculars as help arrives. The next day she ventures into the woods in search of him. DONALD HORNER (Gleeson) has lived quietly and harmoniously on the edge of the Heath for 17 years but his lifestyle is under threat - his home is the target of property developers who’ve started using heavy-handed tactics to remove him. He is naturally suspicious of EMILY and politely rebuffs her attention but despite his gruff exterior, there is something gentle and alluring about him. When EMILY discovers that FIONA is leading a community initiative in support of the developers, she bravely steps up to take DONALD’S side in the escalating battle to save his peaceful Heath dwelling. Though PHILIP tries to persuade her to retire gracefully to the country, she is determined to defend the emotional and physical livelihood of this quiet and unusual man - a man who might just be the person to sweep her off her feet. Inspired by a true story, HAMPSTEAD is a charming and funny life-affirming tale about how love can be found in the most unexpected places and proves once and for all that age is no barrier to second chances.