Having starred in a major Hollywood adaptation to securing the lead in a new BBC drama, James Norton has had a massive 2019. The McMafia actor who has taken on roles as a mobsters son, questionable vicar, and was even pegged as the next James Bond, is proving he can play characters across the board. As he’s been all over our screens and developing a serious fan base, it begs the question, who is James Norton dating? While he may be one of the busiest British actors right now, he’s pretty private. And fair enough. However, it appears there’s one special person in his life.
While he may be best known as Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley, Alex Godman in McMafia, or Sidney Chambers in Grantchester, Norton is taking his work from the small to the seriously big screen in 2019. He will join the likes of Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan in Little Women.
So, Norton's career is clearly flying, but that doesn't come at the expense of a private life as it was revealed back in December 2017 that Norton is dating fellow actor, Imogen Poots. Norton and Poots appear to keep their cards close to the chest when it comes to details on their relationship, however the pair did make their first public appearance as an official couple at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
The pair went Insta official (kind of) in January 2019 with a snap of the two of them in Copenhagen. On the same trip, Norton captured Poots in a series of incredibly artsy black and white film photographs with a caption reading, “Trying my hand with some film cause I’m a dirty Luddite. Thanks to the Nikon FM3a and Imi for both being patient and forgiving. More to come…” Very sweet.
It’d seem that Norton’s fans have a lot to be excited about come Christmas 2019 as he stars as John Brooke in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women, airing on Dec. 15 in UK cinemas. He’s also playing Stephen Ward in a six-part BBC drama on the Profumo Affair, The Trial of Christine Keeler. Speaking about his role in a statement he said, “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC on this fantastic drama. The opportunity to play Stephen Ward alongside this stellar cast and crew is something I’m really looking forward to.”
You can watch Norton in The Trial of Christine Keeler on Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.