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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 :