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People in Film | Jim Sturgess
Posted May 04, 2011 to photo album "People in Film | Jim Sturgess"
From the Beatles to Black Jack to beloved book character, Jim Sturgess has left a mark in whatever film he’s been in.
Jim Sturgess | Musically Minded
While Sturgess has carved out a career in film, he also is blessed with considerable musical talent. Back in the UK, he studied at the University of Salford's School of Media, Music and Performance, and then was a member of the bands Dilated Spies and Saint Faith while trying to make it as an actor in British theatre and television. (You can check out some songs by those bands on Sturgess' Myspace page. He was so impressive not only as an actor but also as a singer in his breakthrough movie, Across the Universe, that he has sung songs – some of them self-penned – for the soundtracks of three of his subsequent movies: 21, Heartless and Crossing Over. His long-time girlfriend, Mickey O'Brien, recently hit it big as a member of the buzz band La Roux, yet Sturgess admits to being somewhat nostalgic for the time when both of them were working dead-end jobs, just dreaming of the success they now enjoy. “I miss those times,” he told Vogue's Caroline Palmer. “It was this great big group of us, and we would just hang out, skateboard, and go see shows.”