Jim Sturgess was born James Anthony Sturgess on May 16, 1978 (Jim Sturgess age: 43) in Wandsworth, London to parents Jane Martin and Peter Sturgess. He was raised in Farnham, Surrey. He has two siblings.


Sturgess’ first acting experience was in a local theatre’s production of The Wind and the Willows. “A bunch of me and my friends, we found out that we could get out of school if we got into this play,” he told uInterview. “It was really just an opportunity to cut class, but I ended up really … enjoying it.” Sturgess’ main interest from a young age, however, was music. He joined a band at age 15 and, compelled by the music scene in Manchester, moved to study Media and Performance at the University of Salford. While earning his Higher National Diploma in Manchester, he met several filmmakers and actors, which made him consider acting as a possible career.


Sturgess’ first major role was playing Jude Feeny in the 2007 musical film Across the Universe. His acting career quickly gained momentum and in the following year appeared in three more films. He portrayed George Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) alongside Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, followed by lead roles in 21 (2008) with Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth and Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008). His first voice acting role was as Soren in the film adaption of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (2010). He landed the role of Dexter Mayhew in One Day (2011) alongside Anne Hathaway, which was largely considered Sturgess’ breakout role.


Sturgess is perhaps best known for his role in the 2012 science fiction epic Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas features an ensemble cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent and more. The film tells a story of human interconnection and reincarnation; it takes place in six drastically different periods in time, with each actor taking on a new role in each era. Sturgess plays the characters Adam Ewing, a hotel guest, Megan Sixsmith’s father, a highlander, Hae-Joo Chang, and Zachry Bailey’s brother-in-law, Adam.

The film was met with mixed reviews. Cloud Atlas has been criticized for its use of “yellowface”; makeup and CGI were used to make the mostly white cast appear more Asian in the segment of the film that takes place in dystopian South Korea. Despite being a box office bomb, Cloud Atlas was nominated for and won a number of awards, including the Austin Film Critics Association Awards for Best Score and Top Ten Films, the Boston Online Film Critics Association Award for Ten Best Films of the Year, and the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Makeup. Sturgess was nominated for CinEuphoria Awards’ Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Cloud Atlas.


In April 2020, Sturgess discussed his most recent project, Apple TV+’s new mystery series Home Before Dark with uInterview. The show follows a family that moves from Brooklyn to the father’s hometown, Erie Harbor. Sturgess plays Matthew Lisko, the father of the family. Upon moving to the small town, his daughter, played by Brooklyn Prince and based on real-life 13-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak, begins to uncover her father’s hidden past.


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Sturgess recalled that he had coincidentally seen Prince’s performance in the A24 Drama The Florida Project (2017) the month before being asked to fly out to Los Angeles to meet the young actress. Sturgess was impressed with Prince’s performance. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, that girl was incredible, she was amazing in that film, I would love to meet her and see if we could create a dynamic that would feel right as a father-daughter relationship,'” he told uInterview. Kylie Rogers and Mila Morgan portrayed Sturgess’ character’s other daughters. Sturgess described filming with the young actors as a fun and chaotic process and cited the breakfast scenes with the whole family as his favorite scenes to film.

In addition to doing his own research on child abduction by reading books and listening to podcasts, Sturgess and Prince had the opportunity to meet Matt and Hilde Lysiak, the father-daughter duo that inspired Home by Dark. This allowed him to witness the real dynamic between the two.


Sturgess married actress Dina Mousawi in July 2019. In addition to his extensive filmography, Sturgess has also made a name for himself as a singer-songwriter. He performed songs for his films Across the Universe (2007) and 21 (2008). He wrote and performed music for his 2008 film Crossing Over. Sturgess was part of the bands Saint Faith and Dilated Spies. Sturgess was in a long-term relationship with musician Mickey O’Brien from 2003-2012.


Is Jim Sturgess married? Sturgess married actress Dina Mousawi in 2019.

How tall is Jim Sturgess? Sturgess is 6’0″.

What is Jim Sturgess’ net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sturgess’ net worth is $4 million.

What movies has Jim Sturgess been in? Sturgess is best known for his roles in Across the Universe (2007), 21 (2008), One Day (2011), and Cloud Atlas (2012).


Year Title Role
1994 The Browning Version Bryant
2000 Other People’s Children (TV Series)

–       Episode 1.2 (2000)

2000 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)

–       Ennui (2000)

2000 I’m Frank Morgan (Short) Billy Howcroft
2001 Heartbeat (TV Series)

–       The Long Weekend (2001)

2001 The Residents (TV Series)

–       Episode 1.1 (2001)

2001 Hawkins Shop assistant
2002 The Quest (TV Series) Young Charlie
2002 Judge John Deed (TV Series)

–       Abuse of Power (2002)

Gary Patterson
2003 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)

–       Close Encounters (2003)

Laurence Burrell
2003 Rehab Daryll
2003 Thursday the 12th Martin Bannister
2004 The Second Quest Young Charlie
2004 The Final Quest Young Charlie
2005 The Last Detective (TV Series)

–       Friends Reunited (2005)

2005 Mouth to Mouth Red
2007 Across the Universe Jude
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl George Boleyn
2008 21 Ben
2008 Fifty Dead Men Walking Martin
2009 Crossing Over Gavin Kossef
2009 Heartless Jamie Morgan
2010 The Way Back Janusz
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Soren (voice)
2011 One Day Dexter
2012 Upside Down Adam
2012 Cloud Atlas Adam Ewing
Hotel Guest
Megan’s Father
Hae-Joo Chang
2012 Spike Island Burger Vendor
2012 Ashes James
2013 The Best Offer Robert
2014 Electric Slide Eddie Dodson
2014 Stonehearst Asylum Edward Newgate
2015 Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Cor Van Hout
2016 Feed The Beast (TV Series)

–       Fire (2016)

–       Be My Baby (2016)

–       In Lies the Truth (2016)

–       Tabula Rasa (2016)

–       The Wild West (2016)

–       Gimme a T (2016)

–       Secret Sauce (2016)

–       Screw you, Randy (2016)

–       Father of the Year (2016)

–       Pilot Light (2016)

Dion Patras
2016 Close to the Enemy (TV Series)

–       Episode 1.7 (2016)

–       Episode 1.6 (2016)

–       Episode 1.5 (2016)

–       Episode 1.4 (2016)

–       Episode 1.3 (2016)

–       Episode 1.2 (2016)

–       Episode 1.1 (2016)

Callum Ferguson
2017 Geostorm Max Lawson
2018 Hard Sun (TV Series)

–       Sun Day (2018)

–       Not the End of the World (2018)

–       Can You Hear Him Now? (2018)

–       Luke 21:25 (2018)

–       One Thousand, Eight Hundred Days (2018)

–       The Sun, the Moon, the Truth (2018)

DCI Charlie Hicks
2018 JT LeRoy Geoff
2018 London Fields Keith Talent
2019 Berlin, I Love You Jared
2020 Home Before Dark (TV Series)

–       Bigger Than All of Us (2020)

–       Superhero Monster Slayer (2020)

–       The Future is Female

–       Search Party (2020)

–       88 Miles an Hour (2020)

–       The Green Bike (2020)

–       The Bird, Man (2020)

–       Sting Like a Bee (2020)

–       Never Be the Same (2020)

–       Magic Hour (2020)

Matt Lisko
Post-production The Other Me Irakli
Pre-production One Thousand Paper Cranes


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