Jim Norton Biography

Gender: Male

JIM NORTON won a 2007 Olivier Award and a 2008 Tony Award for The Seafarer. In New York he has appeared in Finian's Rainbow (Encores and Broadway), The Weir (Olivier nomination); Juno and the Paycock, Dublin Carol (Obie Award); and Port Authority at the Atlantic Theatre Company. National Theatre credits include The Veil, The Pillowman, Hamlet, Bedroom Farce, Comedians, St. Joan, Way Upstream, Tamberlaine, Playboy of the Western World and Chorus of Disapproval. At the Royal Court he appeared in The Contractor and The Changing Room. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Water For Elephants, Straw Dogs, Hidden Agenda, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Driving Lessons, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Oyster Farmer, and The Eclipse. TV includes “Frasier,” “Poirot,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and "Father Ted." He has played characters as varied as Stan Laurel, Pirandello and Field Marshall Montgomery. He has recorded many audio books and the complete works of James Joyce for Naxos Audio Book (Sony Award).

Jim Norton Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Crucible
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jim Norton, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jim Norton, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Performance In A Supporting Role
Jim NortonThe Seafarer
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance
Jim Norton, Dublin Carol
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actor
Jim NortonThe Weir


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