James Norton on playing a gangster in new crime drama

Cape Town – The global organised crime drama McMafia will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in South Africa on Tuesday 2nd January. 

The international thriller McMafia starring James Norton, David Strathairn, and Juliet Rylance was created by Hossein Amini and is inspired by the best-selling non-fiction book by Misha Glenny. 

Featuring a distinguished international cast it tells the story of Alex Godman (Norton), an English-raised son of Russian exiles with a mafia history, who has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of that criminal past.  

As he starts building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca (Rylance), his family’s past murderously returns to threaten them and Alex is forced to confront his values to protect those he loves.  

James Norton sat down for a quick QA about his role.

What appealed to you about this project?

When we talk about the Mafia, it is so tied up with

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