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Jim Norton

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2022
Judge Taylor
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Giles Corey
  [West End]
Barbican Theatre Production, 2015
Polonius
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Candy
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company Production, 2013
Maurice
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2012
Chairman
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2011
Reverend Berkeley
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Finian McLonergan
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Joe
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Richard Harkin
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
John
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Captain Jack Boyle
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Jack

Jim Norton Movies

The Face of Fu Manchu
 
[1965]
Mathius
Alfred the Great
 
[1969]
Thanet
Straw Dogs
 
[1971]
Chris Cawsey
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall
 
[1973]
Pongo
A Question of Faith
 
[1979]
Ilya
Hidden Agenda
 
[1990]
Brodie
Into the West
 
[1992]
Superintendant O Mara
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
 
[1992]
Dr. Bernard Wachs
Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend
 
[1992]
Marcus's Dad
American History X
 
[1998]
Randy
Sunset Heights
 
[1999]
Sam Magee The Preacher
A Love Divided
 
[1999]
Reverend Fischer
Mad About Mambo
 
[2000]
Brother Xavier
On the Nose
 
[2001]
Patrick Csidy
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
 
[2002]
Mr Mon
Boxed
 
[2002]
Father Moran
Conspiracy of Silence
 
[2003]
Bishop Quinn
Oyster Farmer
 
[2004]
Mumbles
Driving Lessons
 
[2006]
Mr. Fincham
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
 
[2008]
Herr Liszt
The Eclipse
 
[2009]
Malachy
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
 
[2011]
Old Mr. Black
Water for Elephants
 
[2011]
Camel
Jimmy's Hall
 
[2014]
Father Sheridan
Of Mice and Men
 
[2014]
Candy
Hamlet
 
[2015]
Polonius
The Boy
 
[2016]
Mr. Heelshire
Mary Poppins Returns
 
[2018]
Binnacle
The Last Right
 
[2019]
Padraig

Jim Norton TV Shows

Babylon 5
 
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Ombuds Wellington, G'Quan, Dr. Lazarenn
Elementary
 
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Sir James Walter
Father Ted
 
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Bishop Len Brennan
Nanny
 
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Michael Twomey
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width
 
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Father Ignatious
Star Trek: The Next Generation
 
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Albert Einstein, Holodeck Albert Einstein
The Bill
 
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Dr. Ian Noble, Patrick Connelly
Van der Valk
 
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Hanson, Eddy

Jim Norton Biography

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 ‚ÄúFrasier,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúPoirot,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúStar Trek: The Next Generation,‚ÄĚ 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

 
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 Gold Star
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Performance In A Supporting Role Gold Star
Jim NortonThe Seafarer
 
Obie Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Jim Norton, Dublin Carol
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actor
Jim NortonThe Weir

Jim Norton News

Playhouse On Park's COMEDY NIGHT Series Continues in January Photo Playhouse On Park's COMEDY NIGHT Series Continues in January
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2022

Come to Playhouse on Park for 90 minutes of laughs on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at 8pm. Scott Higgins and John McClellen are set to co-headline. BYOB! Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Tickets are $20, all seats reserved. 

Sixth Show Announced For Comedian Dave Attell At The Den Theatre Photo Sixth Show Announced For Comedian Dave Attell At The Den Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

Due to popular demand, comedian Dave Attell has added a sixth performance to his previously SOLD OUT stand-up engagement at The Den Theatre on Thursday, August 18 at 10 pm on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Jim Norton Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square Next Week Photo Jim Norton Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Jim Norton is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor. Comedy Works has announced that Jim Norton will perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square.

Richard Coyle Will Play Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in the West End Photo Richard Coyle Will Play Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Richard Coyle will return to the West End to play the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird ‚Äď a new play by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher.¬†

South Camden Theatre Company to Host Stand Up Comedy Event Photo South Camden Theatre Company to Host Stand Up Comedy Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

South Camden Theatre Company has announced another evening of laugh-out-loud stand-up comedy at the Waterfront South Theatre. Come out Friday evening, June 24th to enjoy the fun.

Education and Outreach Initiatives Launched Alongside Run of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Photo Education and Outreach Initiatives Launched Alongside Run of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

With the production currently playing to critical acclaim and capacity houses, To Kill a Mockingbird is continuing to implement a series of education and outreach initiatives to run alongside the production.

Kelsey Cook Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square This Month Photo Kelsey Cook Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Kelsey Cook recently shot her new half-hour special for season 2 of Unprotected Sets on Epix. She can also be seen on A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Kelsey made her late night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and her Comedy Central debut on This is Not Happening.

Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars Photo Line Up Announced At Underbelly Festival's London Comedy Allstars
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Underbelly Festival has announced the line-up for London Comedy Allstars at Cavendish Square every Friday night. London Comedy Allstars is your one-stop shop for the biggest laughs, the best location and your new favourite summer night out. Every Friday at 9:30pm until  29th July, Underbelly Summer Festival presents a night of the best comedy talent on offer.

Comedian Dave Attell to Perform at The Den Theatre Photo Comedian Dave Attell to Perform at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

The Den Theatre will present comedian¬†Dave Attell¬†for five stand-up performances¬†August 18 ‚Äď 20, 2022¬†on¬†The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago‚Äôs Wicker Park neighborhood.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in the West End Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird officially opened last night at the Gielgud Theatre.

Jim Norton Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For FUNNY PAINS, Out May 26 On Demand Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For FUNNY PAINS, Out May 26 On Demand

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

Jorgy Cruz's ‚ÄúFunny Pains‚ÄĚ will be available On Demand May 26 from Passion River Films.

Broadway Rewind: FINIAN'S RAINBOW Makes Broadway Look to the Sky in 2009! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: FINIAN'S RAINBOW Makes Broadway Look to the Sky in 2009!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when Finian's Rainbow had its fourth Broadway revival at the St. James Theatre. Starring Cheyenne Jackson, Kate Baldwin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Jim Norton and Chuck Cooper, the musical transferred to Broadway following an Encores! production earlier that year. In Finian's Rainbow, An elderly Irishman, Finian, moves to the southern United States with his daughter Sharon, to bury a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox, in the mistaken belief that it will grow. Og, a leprechaun, follows them, desperate to recover his treasure before the loss of it turns him permanently human. 

Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Cheyenne Jackson & Kate Baldwin Look to the Sky in FINIAN'S RAINBOW!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 6, 2020

'We close things out with a look at the 48th production of City Center's famed Encore's, the glorious musical Finian's Rainbow, which starred Kate Baldwin, Cheyenne Jackson, Jim Norton and Terri White. It was directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Kate told me, 'I get to sing the most beautiful songs. I think Burton Lane was a master of melody.' Cheyenne said he knew the songs but didn't really know the story, 'It's very, very current. I was actually surprised. The main crux of the plot is a bigoted white man in power from the south who is being replaced by an open-minded black man. Hmmm. So, it's very current.''

VIDEO: Comedy Central Announces CALL YOUR MOTHER Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Comedy Central Announces CALL YOUR MOTHER Documentary

by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2020

 Comedy Central has teamed up with Loki Films for a  hilarious ode to moms and the way they have shaped the work of some of comedy's biggest stars.  Call Your Mother will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET and will debut on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. 

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Season 2 of THE DEGENERATES Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for Season 2 of THE DEGENERATES

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

The Netflix Original stand-up comedy series The Degenerates is back for season 2 with six new wild and unfiltered sets from - Adrienne Iapalucci, Donnell Rawlings, Jim Norton, Nikki Glaser, Ms. Pat, and Robert Kelly. 

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sounds Off on Bad Theatre Costumes on @Midnight Videoplay
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Sounds Off on Bad Theatre Costumes on @Midnight

by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth just stopped by Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT WITH CHRIS HARDWICK to joke about all things pop culture, including bad community theatre costumes. Watch below as she , joined by Jim Norton and James Davis, sound off on some low-budget gems. 

VIDEO: Trailer for truTV's New Competition Series COMEDY KNOCKOUT Hosted by Damien Lemon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Below, check out the newly released trailer for truTV's new comedy competition series COMEDY KNOCKOUT, hosted by stand-up comedian Damien Lemon, which premieres today, April 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT.

VIDEO: Trailer for truTV's New Competition Series COMEDY KNOCKOUT Hosted by Damien Lemon
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 11, 2016

Below, check out the newly released trailer for truTV's new comedy competition series COMEDY KNOCKOUT, hosted by stand-up comedian Damien Lemon, which premieres on Thursday, April 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT.

VIDEO: Amy Schumer Pitches 'Betsy Ross' Hip Hopera Idea to HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 4, 2016

Below, watch Amy pitch an idea for her own HAMILTON-style hip hopera to Lin-Manuel Miranda!

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan Talks THE CRUCIBLE; Competes in 'Catchphrase' on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2016

The Oscar-nominated actress discusses making her Broadway debut in THE CRUCIBLE.


Jim Norton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jim Norton been in?
Jim Norton has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Jim Norton been in?
Jim Norton has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Jim Norton's first West End show?
Jim Norton's first West End show was The Veil which opened in 2011

What awards has Jim Norton been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Crucible , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Mystery of Edwin Drood , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Seafarer , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Seafarer , Best Performance In A Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Seafarer Performance (Obie Awards) for Dublin Carol and Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The Weir .

What awards has Jim Norton won?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Seafarer Best Performance In A Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for The Seafarerand Performance (Obie Awards) for Dublin Carol.