James Norton is set for telly domination in 2018.
The 32-year-old, who is our Big Issue cover star to ring in the new year, made his name playing psychopathic Tommy in Happy Valley, a crime-fighting vicar in Grantchester and a troubled romantic lead in War and Peace, the next step to propel him to international attention is new BBC One thriller McMafia.
Norton plays the expensively educated son of Russian mafia parents who has grown up in London and rejected the corruption that paid for his schooling and his family’s lavish lifestyle. Instead, he works in the city and is a darling of the ethical finance community.
A truly international production, filming took place around the world: in Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Zagreb, Moscow, Prague, Mumbai, Split, London and Qatar, putting to good use co-funding from America’s AMC network.
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