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Norton, Jim (I) Biography




biography of Norton, Jim (I)

James Norton
4 January 1938, Dublin, Ireland


-   He was nominated for a 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Weir".

-   In 2003 he won an Village Voice Obie award for his performance in A Dublin Carol

-   In 2004, he recorded the full text of 'James Joyce (I)' (qv)'s "Ulysses", accompanied by 'Marcella Riordan' (qv) as "Molly Bloom", for Naxos Audiobooks, which was released in a 22 CD edition. Also by Joyce, he had already recorded for Naxos "Dubliners" in full, abridgments of "Finnegans Wake" and "Ulysses" and, recently, the full text of "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man".

-   Winner of the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role at the 2007 Society of West End Theatre awards, 18th February 2007. This was for playing the part of "Richard Harkin" in 'Conor McPherson' (qv)'s "The Seafarer".

-   Jim Norton won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a play, "The Seafarer," in the role of Richard Harkin.


-   (September 2002): Played "Robbie" in "Closing Time", a play by 'Owen McCafferty' (qv) (National Theater/Lyttleton Theater Loft, London, England, UK).

-   (February 2003): Played "John" in "Dublin Carol", a play by 'Conor McPherson' (qv) (Atlantic Theater Co., New York City, New York, USA).

-   (2005, October) Appeared in 'Owen McCafferty' (qv)'s play, "Shoot the Crow", at Trafalgar Studios, West End, London, England.

-   (2007, January) Played "Richard Harken" in "The Seafarer", a play by 'Conor McPherson' (qv) (National Theater/Cottesloe Theater, London, England, UK).

-   (December 2007): Played "Richard Harkin" in "The Seafarer", a play by 'Conor McPherson' (qv) (Booth Theatre, New York City, New York, USA).

-   (March 2009): Played "Finian McLonergan" in "Finian's Rainbow", a musical by 'Burton Lane' (qv), 'E.Y. Harburg' (qv) and 'Fred Saidy' (qv) (New York City Center, New York City, New York, USA).

-   (June 1976-September 1976) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Young Vic Theatre in London, England in William Shakespeare's play, "Troilus and Cressida;" play, "Emigres;" Hull Truck Company's play, "Bridget's House;" play, "The Man Himself;" Stephen Poliakoff's play, "Strawberry Fields;" play, "Four to One;" Fred Eastman's play, "Bread;" and Peter Handke's play, "They Are Dying Out;" with Brian Cox, Denis Quilley, Ian Charleston, Simon Ward, Diana Quick, Michael Feast, Brenda Blethyn, Derek Thompson, Geoffrey Bateman, Mark McManus, Martin Friend, Matthew Guinness, Moira Redmond, Nicholas Selby, Philip Locke, Philip Stone, Polly Adams, Rachel Bell, Robert Eddison, Roland Culver, Struan Rodger, Terence Rigby, Thelma Whiteley, Trevor Ray, Hull Truck Company, and Drum Company in the cast.

-   (1971) He acted in 'David Storey (III)' (qv)'s play, "The Changing Room", at the Globe Theatre in London, England with 'Brian Glover (I)' (qv), 'Peter Schofield (I)' (qv), 'Warren Clarke' (qv), 'Alun Armstrong' (qv), 'John Barrett (III)' (qv), 'Matthew Guinness' (qv), 'Edward Judd' (qv), 'Paul Dawkins (I)' (qv), 'Michael Elphick (I)' (qv), 'Mark McManus' (qv) and 'Edward Peel' (qv) in the cast. 'Lindsay Anderson (I)' (qv) was the director.

-   (1971) He acted in 'David Storey (III)' (qv)'s play, "The Changing Room", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with 'Brian Glover (I)' (qv), 'Peter Schofield (I)' (qv), 'Warren Clarke' (qv), 'Alun Armstrong' (qv), 'John Barrett (III)' (qv), 'Matthew Guinness' (qv), 'Edward Judd' (qv), 'Paul Dawkins (I)' (qv), 'Michael Elphick (I)' (qv), 'Mark McManus' (qv) and 'Edward Peel' (qv) in the cast. 'Lindsay Anderson (I)' (qv) was the director.

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