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Jim Sturgess

Actor Date of birth 16th May 1981
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 1994
First feature film The Browning Version
Biography

Jim Sturgess was born in London and raised in Surrey. He developed his musical and acting skills at the National Youth Music Theatre. He went on to study media and performance at the University of Salford. An agent discovered him during his performance in one-man show Buzzin. His agent secured him an audition for his breakthrough role in Across The Universe. He has since starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, 21 and Crossing Over. He also remains an active singer and songwriter.

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Jim Sturgess's films

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Packshot for the film The Other Boleyn Girl
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2008

Two sisters (Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johnansson) become rivals for the love of King Henry VIII. Mild language, and some sexual violence.

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Packshot for the film The Way Back
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
127 Mins
Released
2010

Based on true events. A group of convicts try to escape from a Siberian prison. With Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess. Strong language and sexual imagery.

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Did you know?

  • Jim Sturgess was close to giving up acting before Across The Universe. His last job before his breakthrough role was in The Last Detective. He appeared in the TV show as a petrol-covered naked man running across a pub.
  • He has appeared in A Touch Of Frost and Heartbeat.
  • He was in a seven piece band called Dilated Spies. When the band split up, he pursued acting.
  • He wrote and performed two songs in Crossover.
  • His idol is River Phoenix. Phoenix's attitude, look and energy inspired him to become an actor.