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Jim Sturgess is a Actor British born on 16 may 1978 at London (United-kingdom)

Jim Sturgess

Jim Sturgess
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Birth name James Anthony Sturgess
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 may 1978 (40 years) at London (United-kingdom)

James Anthony "Jim" Sturgess (born 16 May 1978) is an English actor and singer-songwriter. His breakthrough role was appearing as Jude in the musical romance drama film Across the Universe (2007). In 2008, he played the male lead role of Ben Campbell in 21. In 2009, he played Gavin Kossef in the crime drama Crossing Over, appearing with Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. In 2010, Sturgess starred in the film, The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir. Sturgess co-starred in the German epic science fiction film Cloud Atlas, which began filming in September 2011 and was released in October 2012.

Biography

Sturgess was born in Wandsworth, London, but grew up in Farnham, Surrey, where he attended Frensham Heights School. He spent most of his youth skateboarding around his local car parks and started his first band as early as 15 years old where they would rehearse in the garage of his friend's dad's house. The band would also play gigs in and around his local area to any publican that would turn a blind eye to the fact that they were all under age. Sturgess's first acting experience came when the local theatre group came to his school looking for kids to audition for the local play. Quickly realising that he would be able to miss school, he went along to the audition and landed one of the parts in the play. It was clear to both his school and his parents that he had a natural talent, but it was always music rather than acting that was at the forefront of his mind.

Sturgess moved to Manchester to attend Salford University hoping it would enable him to start another band and hang around the Manchester music scene, where most of his music idols were from. In Manchester, he fell in with a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers, and his passion for acting was re-ignited. He started to write and perform his own short films and plays. While performing his one-person show 'BUZZIN', based around his performance poetry, Jim was discovered by an acting agent. He graduated from the University of Salford in 1999 with an HND in Media and Performance.

In 2014 it was revealed that Sturgess was dating Cloud Atlas co-star Bae Doona. However, they broke up in March of 2015.

Best films

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
(Actor)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
(Actor)
21 (2008)
(Actor)
Across the Universe (2007)
(Actor)
The Way Back (2010)
(Actor)
Upside Down (2012)
(Actor)

Usually with

Tom Tykwer
Tom Tykwer
(1 films)
Dean Devlin
Dean Devlin
(1 films)
Chris Coghill
Chris Coghill
(2 films)
Kari Skogland
Kari Skogland
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jim Sturgess (23 films)

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Actor

London Fields, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Amber Heard, Theo James, Jim Sturgess, Jaimie Alexander, Cara Delevingne, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Keith Talent
Rating45% 2.2869052.2869052.2869052.2869052.286905
Une voyante entame une relation avec trois différents hommes dont un, pense-t-elle, sera son meurtrier.
JT Leroy
JT Leroy (2018)
, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers
Actors Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Courtney Love
Roles Geoffrey Knoop

L'histoire vraie de Laura Albert, une femme écrivain qui, dans les années 1990, s'était fait passer pour un transgenre qui s'appelle JT LeRoy, joué en public par son amie Savannah Knoop, dans les années 90-2000 pour duper le monde des célébrités, de la mode et des lettres. Un canular démasqué par le New York Times.
Geostorm
Geostorm (2017)
, 1h49
Directed by Dean Devlin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Katheryn Winnick, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina
Roles Max Lawson
Rating53% 2.6565852.6565852.6565852.6565852.656585
As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken, 1h35
Directed by Daniel Alfredson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Sam Worthington, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Jemima West, David Dencik
Roles Cor Van Hout
Rating60% 3.0485553.0485553.0485553.0485553.048555
The film takes place in 1983, primarily in Amsterdam and centers in a group of five Dutch friends: Willem Holleeder, Cor van Hout, Jan Boellard, Martin Erkamps and Frans Meijer. Looking for easy money, they decide to kidnap Heineken owner, the tycoon Freddy Heineken in order to achieve a very high ransom. Although successfully capturing Heineken and his driver Ab Doderer, the group eventually face difficulties due to their lack of experience in crime. They fail to negotiate with the police, and Cor has to deal with the responsibilities of taking care of his pregnant wife, Sonja. After Heineken is finally released by the police, Willem and Cor flee to Paris and Willem frequently tells Cor to not call Sonja because the calls could be traced by the police. Although initially reluctant, Cor gives in to his emotions, resulting in the two being arrested by the French police while leaving their apartment.
Electric Slide, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Crime
Actors Jim Sturgess, Chloë Sevigny, Susan Park, Patricia Arquette, Isabel Lucas, Christopher Lambert
Roles Eddie Dodson
Rating46% 2.323582.323582.323582.323582.32358
Dans les années 1980 à Los Angeles, Eddie Dodson (Sturgess), un voleur de banques, fraye avec le tout-Hollywood...
Electric Slide, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Lambert, Vinessa Shaw
Roles Eddie Dodson
Rating46% 2.323582.323582.323582.323582.32358
Eddie Dodson borrows money from the bank to finance a stylish furniture shop that doubles as a nightclub. When he is unable to pay back the loans, he turns to loan shark Roy Fortune. After his upper-class girlfriend, Charlotte, dumps him, Dodson steals an expensive vase from his friend Tina and pawns it for a starting pistol. While at a nightclub, he meets Pauline, and, after she insists he give her ride, they begin dating after bonding over their love of trendy Los Angeles punk music. Dodson confides in her that he plans to rob a bank.
Stonehearst Asylum, 1h52
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis
Roles Edward Newgate
Rating67% 3.399213.399213.399213.399213.39921
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Lady (Eliza) Graves (Kate Beckinsale), before his class. Drugged and protesting that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent, as he ignores her demands that he not touch her to induce a fit for the students to observe. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see.
The Best Offer, 2h11
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks, Philip Jackson, Liya Kebede
Roles Robert
Rating77% 3.899833.899833.899833.899833.89983
The film tells a story of love and deceit, set in Europe (Trieste, Bolzano, Fidenza, Rome, Milan, Merano, Vienna, Prague) in the world of high-end art auctions and antiques. The story revolves around Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), an aging and esteemed, but somewhat eccentric, managing director of an auction house. Oldman is hired by a reclusive young heiress, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks), to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. Claire always refuses to be seen in person, obviously suffering from severe agoraphobia and never leaving her room. Soon enough Virgil, a life-long bachelor, understands that he has fallen in love with her.
Cloud Atlas, 2h52
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski, Tom Tykwer
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Clonage, Films about slavery, Seafaring films, Philosophie, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Götz Otto, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess
Roles Adam Ewing / Poor Hotel Guest / Megan's Dad / Highlander / Hae-Joo Chang / Adam / Zachry Brother-in-Law
Rating74% 3.7455753.7455753.7455753.7455753.745575
Adam Ewing, an American lawyer, has come to the Chatham Islands to conclude a business arrangement with Reverend Horrox and his father-in-law. While in Horrox's plantation, he witnesses the whipping of a Moriori slave, Autua, who later stows away on the ship. Autua confronts Ewing and convinces him to advocate for Autua to join the crew as a free man. Dr Henry Goose slowly poisons Ewing, claiming it to be the cure for a parasitic worm, to steal Ewing's valuables. As Goose administers the fatal dose, Autua saves Ewing. Returning to the United States, Ewing and his wife Tilda denounce her father's complicity in slavery and leave to join the abolition movement.
Upside Down, 1h40
Directed by Juan Solanas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Sur une planète fictive, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst, Timothy Spall, Jayne Heitmeyer, Blu Mankuma, Vlasta Vrána
Roles Adam Kirk
Rating63% 3.1977453.1977453.1977453.1977453.197745
The film starts with Adam telling the story of his two-planet home world, unique from other planets or planetary systems as it is the only one that has "dual gravity". This phenomenon of dual gravity allows the two planets to orbit each other in what would otherwise be impossibly close proximity. There are three immutable laws of gravity for this two-planet system:
Spike Island, 1h45
Directed by Mat Whitecross
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Actors Elliott Tittensor, Matthew McNulty, Nico Mirallegro, Emilia Clarke, Lesley Manville, Jordan Murphy
Roles Burger Vendor
Rating64% 3.2018253.2018253.2018253.2018253.201825
Set in May 1990, the movie follows the exploits of five lads. Gary 'Tits' Tichfield, Darren 'Dodge' Howard, Chris 'Zippy' Weeks, 'Little' Gaz Duffy and 'Penfold' Andrew Peach. The Stone Roses fans and wannabe band Shadowcastre. It starts 60 hours prior to The Stone Roses legendary gig at Spike Island, Cheshire. When the group get an idea to give The Stone Roses their cassette tape from Sally a girl which both 'Tits' and 'Dodge' show interest in, although 'Dodge' has never spoken to her. They hatch a plan to get tickets to the gig and kickstart their career 'Tits' brother 'Ibiza Steve' gets the boys on the guest-list for the gig. But when 'Tits' dad gets increasingly ill during the 60 hours, he fails to turn up and on the morning of the gig his dad worsens but his dad tells 'Tits' to go to the gig.'Penfolds' dad burns his top in an effort to stop him from going and when he goes to hit him 'Penfolds' stands up to his dad after his dad has been abusing him and heads to the gig.They lure 'Uncle Hairy' out of his van and steal it but when they run out of gas they have to stop but 'Penfold' convinces them to walk to the M6. They hide in the baggage hold of the bus until they arrive at Spike Island, Cheshire .Once arrived they jump out of their hiding place and are chased by police and the bus driver but lose them in the crowd.They lose 'Penfold' and are unable to find him, so they carry on to the entry zone. But are thrown away because they don't have tickets and they don't have guestlists. The remaining 4 make their way to the outside of the venue. They meet Sally who has lost her friends in the crowd and doesn't want to go in alone and gives 'Dodge' her ticket.'Dodge' heads for the gig without the cassette tape because he was afraid "to fuck it up". On his way back to the boys, he sees Sally and 'Tits' hooking up.'Tits' and 'Dodge' later argue but when 'Tits' dad eventually dies they make up.At the end of the movie it's shown that 'Tits' and Sally are together and all the boys have moved on as School has finished.The ending scene shows 'Tits' and looking at 'Dodge' from his window while 'Dodge' walks down the lane with his guitar and bags.
One Day
One Day (2011)
, 1h48
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson, Romola Garai, Rafe Spall, Ken Stott
Roles Dexter Mayhew
Rating70% 3.5006353.5006353.5006353.5006353.500635
The film opens with a short scene from the "current" day in 2006, which appears later on, before going back 18 years.
The Way Back, 2h14
Directed by Peter Weir
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical
Themes Politique, Prison films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Political films, Road movies
Actors Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Dragoş Bucur
Roles Janusz Wieszczek
Rating72% 3.6485753.6485753.6485753.6485753.648575
During World War II, after the Soviet invasion of Poland, young Polish military officer Janusz Wieszczek (Jim Sturgess) is held as a POW and interrogated by the NKVD. The Soviets, unable to get him to say he is a spy, take into custody his wife from whom they extort a statement condemning him. He is sentenced to 20 years in a Gulag labour camp deep in Siberia.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, 1h32
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Barclay, Anthony LaPaglia, Emilie de Ravin, Joel Edgerton
Roles Soren (voice)
Rating69% 3.4970553.4970553.4970553.4970553.497055
Soren, a young Barn owl, lives in the Tyto Forest with his family: his father, Noctus; his mother, Marella; his older brother, Kludd; his younger sister, Eglantine; and Mrs. P, the family's nest maid, a kindly blind snake. Soren enjoys listening to the 'Legends of Ga'Hoole,' which are mythical tales of warrior owls called the Guardians who fight against the Pure Ones. Kludd berates his brother's dreams, having grown tired of listening to the stories. When their father teaches them the first steps to flying, Kludd becomes jealous of Soren's natural branching ability. Later, when practicing branching while their parents are hunting, Kludd pushes Soren off a branch which forces them both to fall to the ground. They are attacked by a Tasmanian devil but are saved, and then kidnapped, by two owls, Jatt and Jutt.