James Norton plays such a great vicar in Grantchester. Does he have a religious background?
—Beth G., Wheeling, W.Va.
A: Like his character, Rev. Sidney Chambers, on Masterpiece’s
Grantchester, returning June 18 for its third season on PBS, Norton, 31, studied theology at Cambridge, a tidbit he mentioned while auditioning for the role. “I went traveling around the world and came into contact with Buddhism and Hinduism and decided to study theology at university,” he says. In the end, though, acting won out.