Date of Birth: May 16, 1978
Jim Sturgess grew up in a small town just outside London England. He was interested in performing at a
young age and in 1993, joined the National Youth Music Theatre, where he got the opportunity to perform a
variety of roles.
In 1994, Sturgess made his professional screen debut in the British film The Browning
Version, starring Albert Finney. He then went on to become a graduate of the University of Salford's
School of Media, Music and Performance. In 1999 his career began to heat up with appearances in two episodes of The Scarlett Pimpernell, followed by a series of appearances on other shows, including a
regular role on the TV series The Residents.
He played opposite Ellen Page in Mouth to Mouth (2005), as members of a cult. But his
big breakthrough came in Across the Universe (2007), featuring the music of The Beatles and co-starring Evan Rachel Wood. The movie was a hit, especially among the younger crowd, and
Sturgess suddenly began to find himself in demand, with four 2008 releases under his belt: The
Other Boleyn Girl with Natalie Portman; a lead role in 21, also starring Kate
Bosworth; Crossing Over with Harrison Ford and Sean Penn, and Fifty Dead
Men Walking opposite Ben Kingsley.
Sturgess lives in London, England.