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People in Film | Jim Sturgess

Updated May 04, 2011

From the Beatles to Black Jack to beloved book character, Jim Sturgess has left a mark in whatever film he’s been in.

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Jim Sturgess | Taking One Day at a Time

Jim Sturgess | Taking One Day at a Time

British actor Jim Sturgess, star of One Day, admits that he was extremely daunted when he took on the role of Dexter in director Lone Scherfig's adaptation of David Nicholls’ best-selling of two people who meet on their graduation day and stay in each others’ live for the next 20 years. "I've never played a character that has a strong reference point to other peoples' imagination," the London-born heartthrob said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview. "I've never done that—taken a book that's loved and turned it into a film. And I've rarely seen a film that I've liked that's better than the book, so it's an impossible task." However, Sturgess kept a level head, quickly seeing the funny side of playing Dexter, the "posh, lovable twat" who plays the love interest to Anne Hathaway's lovely Emma: "There was a point where I looked at myself in the mirror with my hair slicked back in a pair of leather trousers, and I thought, 'I bet this is the character that I get remembered for.' "