James Norton is grinning widely as he welcomes The Big Issue into his dressing room at London’s Donmar Warehouse theatre, where he’s starring in a new play, Belleville. A copy of our Christmas issue is propped up against his mirror.
“I have so much respect and love for it. The fact that you have put little Martin Wellstead’s drawing on the cover? It is just joyous, a wonderful thing,” he beams. “This epitomises what London should be, a city of inclusivism and openness.”
I have so much respect and love for The Big Issue
The 32-year-old 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.
A truly international production, filming took place around the world: in Tel Aviv, Istanbul,