Norton, Jim 1938–

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NORTON, Jim 1938–


Born January 4, 1938, in Dublin, Ireland.

Addresses: Agent—Paradigm, 360 N. Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Member of South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA.

Awards, Honors: Dublin International Theatre Festival Award, best actor, 1990, for Bread Man; Olivier Award nomination, best actor, 1999, for The Weir; Obie Award, performance, 2003, for Dublin Carol; IFTA Award nomination, best supporting actor in film/TV, 2004, for Proof.


Film Appearances:

Matthius and chauffeur, The Face of Fu Manchu, (also known as Ich, Dr. Fu Man Chu and The Mask of Fu Manchu), 1965.

Thanet, Alfred the Great, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1969.

Cawsey, Straw Dogs, Cinerama, 1971.

Pongo, Adolf Hitler—My Part in His Downfall, 1972.

Brodie, Hidden Agenda, Hemdale, 1990.

Superintendent O'Mara, Into the West, Miramax, 1992.

Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend, 1992.

Dr. Bernard Wachs, Memoirs of an Invisible Man (also known as Les aventures d'un homme invisible), Warner Bros., 1992.

Sam Magee, the preacher, Sunset Heights, 1997.

Randy, American History X, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Reverend Fischer, A Love Divided, Cinema Guild, 1999.

Brother Xavier, Mad about Mambo, USA Films, 1999.

A, Rough for Theatre II, 2000.

Patrick Cassidy, On the Nose, Capitol Films, 2001.

Father Moran, Boxed, 2002.

Mr. Mason, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Warner Bros., 2002.

Bishop Michael Quinn, Conspiracy of Silence, 2003.

Mumbles, The Oyster Farmer, Beyond Films International, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Michael Twomey, Nanny, BBC, 1982–83.

The shopkeeper and the gardener, Wonders in Letterland, 1985.

Ronan Corcoran, Proof (also known as Beviset), BBC and TV 2 Danmark, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kerensky, Fall of the Eagles, BBC, 1974.

Luigi Pirandello, The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988.

Dr. Billy Royal, Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992.

Taoiseach, No Tears, 2002.

Voice of Major Thomas Kennet, Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka, BBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The man, Screamer (also known as Thriller: Screamer), ATV and ABC, 1975.

Jasper Tooms, Cry of the Innocent, NBC, 1980.

Roy Medvedev, Sakharov, HBO, 1984.

Bernard McAuley, The Temptation of Eileen Hughes, 1988.

Midnight's Child, Lifetime, 1992.

Ryan Slocum, the preacher, Rebus: Black and Blue, ITV, 2000, BBC America, 2003.

Coroner, The Hound of the Baskervilles, BBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Rodney Peters, Rodney, Our Intrepid Hero, BBC, 1966.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Smokey Haines, "Outcast," Hunter's Walk, ATV, 1973.

Eddy Linden, "The Rainbow Ends Here," Van der Valk, ITV, 1973.

Captain James Porteous, "Ace in the Hole," Colditz, BBC, 1974.

Captain James Porteous, "Very Important Person," Colditz, BBC, 1975.

The man, "Screamer," Thriller, ATV, 1975.

Best, "Gilt Edged," The Venturers, BBC, 1975.

Phil Harrister, "Contact Breaker," The Sweeney, ITV, 1975.

Hanson, "Enemy," Van der Valk, ITV, 1977.

Arthur Haynes, "Ordeal by Small Brown Envelope," 1990, BBC, 1978.

Jimmy, "The Clergy," Two's Company, ITV, 1979.

"The Unmarried Wife's Tale," Can We Get On Now, Please?, ITV, 1980.

O'Brady, "National Pelmet," Minder, ITV, 1980.

Cathal Slattery, "Tom Thumb and Other Stories," Strangers, ITV, 1980.

F.I.G. Newton, "Rumpole and the Last Resort," Rumpole of the Bailey, ITV and PBS, 1983.

Dr. Mellish, "The Last of the Midnight Gardeners," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated and ITV, 1984.

H.A.K. Bates, "The Reconciliation," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated and ITV, 1984.

Standing, "The Baited Trap," Mr. Palfrey of Westminster, Thames, 1985.

"The Good Human Bar," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Albert Einstein, "The Nth Degree," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1991.

Roger Havering, "The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge," Poirot, ITV, 1991.

Sean Quinn, "The Sisters of Achill," Star Lucky, YTV, 1991.

Henderson, "A Diminished Rebecca with a Suspended Cliff," Cheers, NBC, 1992.

Dr. Bresselles, "Maigret Goes to School," Maigret, NBC, 1992.

Father Xavier, "Irish Stew," Lovejoy, Arts and Entertainment, 1993.

Albert Einstein, "Descent: Part 1," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1993.

Ombuds Wellington, "Quality of Mercy," Babylon 5, TNT, 1994.

Ombuds Wellington, "Grail," Babylon 5, TNT, 1994.

Dr. Lazarenn, "Confessions and Lamentations," Babylon 5, TNT, 1995.

Wentworth, "The Club," Frasier, NBC, 1995.

Bishop Len Brennan, "The Passion of St Tibulus," Father Ted, Channel 4 and BBC America, 1995.

Narn Image, "Dust to Dust," Babylon 5, TNT, 1996.

Bishop Len Brenne, "The Plague," Father Ted, Channel 4 and BBC America, 1996.

Owens, "Old Times, New Crimes," Wycliffe, ITV, 1997.

Tom Harnett, "A Cluster of Betrayals," The Ambassador, 1998.

Father Matthew Corlon, "Body and Soul," Peak Practice, ITV, 1998.

Bishop Len Brennan, "Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse," Father Ted, Channel 4 and BBC America, 1998.

Dermot, "Births, Deaths and Marriages," Ballykissangel, BBC1, 1998.

Dermot, "It's a Man's Life," Ballykissangel, BBC1, 1998.

Ryan Slocum, "Black and Blue," Rebus, 2000.

Voice of Major Thomas Kennet, "Scream of the Shalka," Doctor Who, 2003.

Rory, "Beggars and Choosers," The Royal, ITV, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Bread Man, Dublin, Ireland, c. 1990.

Jack Mullen, The Weir, Royal Court Theater Downstairs at Duke of York's Theater, London, 1997, then Royal Court Theater Upstairs at Duke of York's Theater, London, 1998.

Captain Jack Boyle, Juno and the Paycock, Gramercy Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Robbie, Closing Time, National Theater/Lyttleton Theater Loft, London, 2002.

John, Dublin Carol, Atlantic Theater Co., New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in Hamlet; Playboy of the Western World; St. Joan; Comedians; Mandragola; Emigres; Way Upstream; The Changing Room, West End production; Bedroom Farce, West End production; A Chorus of Disapproval.


Taped Readings:

(With Marcella Riordan) Ulysses, 1995.

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats, Naxos Audiobooks, 2002.



The Guardian, November 18, 1998, p.T13.

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