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London Born Actor Known for "Across the Universe" and "21"

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Born in London, England, Jim Sturgess' theatrical inclinations were apparent from a very early age, when he would write plays and recruit siblings and neighbors to stage them in his attic. He enrolled at London's renowned National Youth Music Theatre, where he performed in musical and dramatic productions, nabbing his first small film role in the remake of "The Browning Version" (1994) from director Mike Figgis. The film was lauded by critics and collected its share of accolades, including a nomination for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) award at the Cannes Film Festival. By the time he hit his teens, Sturgess was also singing and playing guitar with bands at local pubs. At the University of Salford's School of Media, Music and Performance, he studied filmmaking and theater and made his television debut in the miniseries "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (BBC1, 1999).

Following his graduation, he began to build a resume with roles in British television and radio productions, including an appearance in the popular "Quest" series (YTV, 2002, 2004), about three London lads sowing their wild oats. But eventually acting took a backseat to music, and Sturgess found himself spending more time playing music.

Sturgess found his way back to film, appearing alongside Ellen Page in Alison Murray's highly acclaimed 2004 short film, "Mouth to Mouth." But when he heard about auditions for Broadway director Julie Taymor's Beatles-inspired musical "Across the Universe," his music and acting worlds seemed ready to fuse into one. He showed up with his guitar and did a rendition of George Harrison's "Something" which earned him first, a ticket to ride to an audition in New York City, as well as eventually, the starring role in the major motion picture. In Taymor's inventive film, Sturgess played Jude, the sensitive, artistic, central character of a magical mystery tour through 1960s America, as woven together by 33 Beatles classics. The relative unknown proved surprisingly capable of the daunting task, offering up sincere and compelling renditions of the well-loved songs. Critics singled out his charismatic performance, with The New York Times noting that Sturgess "evokes rather than impersonates. And he never breaks character in his songs, performing them with such deceptively casual ease that they seem like a natural extension of his speech."

After "Across the Universe," its young star appeared in four theatrical releases within a year. He had a supporting role portraying 16th century diplomat George Boleyn in the costume drama "The Other Boleyn Girl" (2008), before returning to first billing with "21" (2008), a fact-based caper about card-counting M.I.T. math wizards snaring millions in blackjack wins in Las Vegas. He was also slated to appear in "Crossing Over" (2008), an ensemble film exploring immigration issues in the U.S., before starring in the gripping real life story of Irish Republican Army informer Martin McGartland, "Fifty Dead Men Walking" (2008). He next starred in the gripping real-life story of Irish Republican Army informer Martin McGartland, "Fifty Dead Men Walking" (2008), before appearing in "Crossing Over" (2009), an ensemble film exploring various immigration issues in the U.S. that starred Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta. That same year, Sturgess starred in Philip Ripley's horror thriller, "Heartless" (2009), where he played an outcast young photographer with a heart-shaped birthmark on his face who strikes a Faustian bargain with a gang of thugs he learns are not of this world. He went on to play a young Polish officer held as a POW by the Soviets during World War II who stages a daring escape with other prisoners (including Ed Harris and Colin Farrell) and traverses the bleak Siberian landscape in Peter Weir's acclaimed "The Way Back" (2010). After starring opposite Anne Hathaway in the "One Day" (2011), Sturgess had a prominent, multi-character turn in the Wachowski's mind-bending sci-fi fantasy, "Cloud Atlas." 2014 and 2015 were particularly busy years for Sturgess, appearing in eight total films including Electric Slide, Stonehearst Asylum and The Lion’s Share.

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Jim Sturgess

London Born Actor Known for "Across the Universe" and "21"

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Jim Sturgess Biography

Born in London, England, Jim Sturgess' theatrical inclinations were apparent from a very early age, when he would write plays and recruit siblings and neighbors to stage them in his attic. He enrolled at London's renowned National Youth Music Theatre, where he performed in musical and dramatic productions, nabbing his first small film role in the remake of "The Browning Version" (1994) from director Mike Figgis. The film was lauded by critics and collected its share of accolades, including a nomination for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) award at the Cannes Film Festival. By the time he hit his teens, Sturgess was also singing and playing guitar with bands at local pubs. At the University of Salford's School of Media, Music and Performance, he studied filmmaking and theater and made his television debut in the miniseries "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (BBC1, 1999).

Following his graduation, he began to build a resume with roles in British television and radio productions, including an appearance in the popular "Quest" series (YTV, 2002, 2004), about three London lads sowing their wild oats. But eventually acting took a backseat to music, and Sturgess found himself spending more time playing music.

Sturgess found his way back to film, appearing alongside Ellen Page in Alison Murray's highly acclaimed 2004 short film, "Mouth to Mouth." But when he heard about auditions for Broadway director Julie Taymor's Beatles-inspired musical "Across the Universe," his music and acting worlds seemed ready to fuse into one. He showed up with his guitar and did a rendition of George Harrison's "Something" which earned him first, a ticket to ride to an audition in New York City, as well as eventually, the starring role in the major motion picture. In Taymor's inventive film, Sturgess played Jude, the sensitive, artistic, central character of a magical mystery tour through 1960s America, as woven together by 33 Beatles classics. The relative unknown proved surprisingly capable of the daunting task, offering up sincere and compelling renditions of the well-loved songs. Critics singled out his charismatic performance, with The New York Times noting that Sturgess "evokes rather than impersonates. And he never breaks character in his songs, performing them with such deceptively casual ease that they seem like a natural extension of his speech."

After "Across the Universe," its young star appeared in four theatrical releases within a year. He had a supporting role portraying 16th century diplomat George Boleyn in the costume drama "The Other Boleyn Girl" (2008), before returning to first billing with "21" (2008), a fact-based caper about card-counting M.I.T. math wizards snaring millions in blackjack wins in Las Vegas. He was also slated to appear in "Crossing Over" (2008), an ensemble film exploring immigration issues in the U.S., before starring in the gripping real life story of Irish Republican Army informer Martin McGartland, "Fifty Dead Men Walking" (2008). He next starred in the gripping real-life story of Irish Republican Army informer Martin McGartland, "Fifty Dead Men Walking" (2008), before appearing in "Crossing Over" (2009), an ensemble film exploring various immigration issues in the U.S. that starred Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta. That same year, Sturgess starred in Philip Ripley's horror thriller, "Heartless" (2009), where he played an outcast young photographer with a heart-shaped birthmark on his face who strikes a Faustian bargain with a gang of thugs he learns are not of this world. He went on to play a young Polish officer held as a POW by the Soviets during World War II who stages a daring escape with other prisoners (including Ed Harris and Colin Farrell) and traverses the bleak Siberian landscape in Peter Weir's acclaimed "The Way Back" (2010). After starring opposite Anne Hathaway in the "One Day" (2011), Sturgess had a prominent, multi-character turn in the Wachowski's mind-bending sci-fi fantasy, "Cloud Atlas." 2014 and 2015 were particularly busy years for Sturgess, appearing in eight total films including Electric Slide, Stonehearst Asylum and The Lion’s Share.

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  • How to book Jim Sturgess?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jim Sturgess for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jim Sturgess, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jim Sturgess or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jim Sturgess?

    Booking fees for Jim Sturgess, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jim Sturgess, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jim Sturgess?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jim Sturgess for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jim Sturgess for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jim Sturgess or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jim Sturgess or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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