Date of Birth : Jan 1st 1970
Until recently this young British actor’s career has been mainly dominated by television movies and series in the United Kingdom but with the release of the 2007 Hollywood film, Across the Universe, his predominance in the world of film has been heightened beyond belief.
James Sturgess was born in the north of England in 1979 and studied at Manchester’s University of Salford School of Media, Music and Performance. Following a career in acting Jim also became a member of the National Youth Music Theatre from 1993 until 1995.
For ten years Jim’s career saw him appearing in television series such as, I’m Frank Morgan, Hawkins and 3 installments of the UK series Quest. Along with his stage and screen career Sturgess has also become known as the voice of radio characters such as his part in the 2005 radio play, Troilus and Cressida.
But it was his role as Jude in the 2007 movie, Across the Universe that really brought Sturgess to the attention of a worldwide audience, with a character reminiscent of a young John Lennon, Sturgess starred along side Evan Hayden Wood, Bono, Salma Hayek, Eddie Izzard and Joe Cocker. His portrayal of a young man traveling from Liverpool, England, to America in an attempt to seek out his errant father, coupled with his stunning rendition of Beatle’s songs was defiantly the vehicle that Jim needed to propel his career onto the next plain.