Grantchester's James Norton
Tea Time Tidbit for the week of June 11, 2018
Robson Green and James Norton
If you’ve been re-watching, or watching for the first time, Grantchester on Sunday evenings, I’m happy to report that there will be a Season Four of the series. And even better news -- James Norton will return in the role of Sidney Chambers.
Norton will, however, be hanging up his dog collar after Season Four of Grantchester concludes. According to the program’s executive producer, Diederick Santer, “the vicarage won’t be vacant for long”, as Season Five will introduce a new vicar. Just as soon as we know who that might be, we’ll be sure to let you know.
Jessica Brown Findlay and James Norton
Meanwhile, Norton’s career continues to thrive. He is currently in Edinburgh working on a film called Gareth Jones. Set in the 1930’s, the dramatic thriller tells the story of a Welsh reporter, played by Norton, who travelled to Moscow to interview Stalin and subsequently helped expose the dictator’s deliberate starvation of millions of ethnic Ukrainians. Norton is also working on the second series of McMafia – a contemporary thriller which airs on AMC.
Charles Dance in Hero
Norton also very recently returned from France, where he was filming a short film called Hero, about an isolated young boy and a decaying film star. The film is currently being submitted to film festivals by its maker Freddie Fox, who is the son of Edward Fox and Joanna David. Also appearing in the film are Charles Dance and Jessica Brown Findlay, who I haven’t seen since she played the lovely Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey.
Sue Johnston as Miss Denker
Another Downton Abbey actress, Sue Johnston, who played Denker, the thorn in Spratt’s side, will soon be back on television in the U.K. in a new family drama called Age Before Beauty. Set in a Manchester beauty salon, the six-part series also stars Robson Green, who you can see on Sunday nights at 8pm as Geordie Keating in Grantchester on Masterpiece.
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