(He's 30.) "Everybody has their own story of falling in love, or out of love, or being irresponsible with someone else's feelings of love toward you," he said Wednesday on the phone from New York.Charming and self-deprecating, Sturgess was about to board a plane to Los Angeles, to stay for just 24 hours before flying home to London, where his brother is getting married – rather inconveniently for Sturgess's press tour – today.During the rehearsal period, they burned each other mix CDs.(Sturgess is a musician as well as an actor; in fact, he resembles a cuter Paul Mc Cartney.) He gave her "all these northern British bands," the Stone Roses, the Charlatans, Oasis; she tried to get him into Patti Smith, "which didn't quite work." When the cameras rolled, "Every day was like shooting a new film," he said.
First, all are set against grand backdrops of war, crisis or social upheaval, which give the problems of two little people a poignant context in this crazy world. But modern-day audience testing does not allow for unhappy endings. But Sturgess willingly flew to LA – "It would be impossible to cast those two people without having seen them together in a room," he said – and was full of praise for how "encouraging and engaging" Hathaway was in his reading.
Recently, Jim hits the screen in One Day with his co-star Anne Hathaway and is named as Hump Day Hottie of this week.
Jim Sturgess and his girlfriend Mickey O'Brien met each other when their bands shared a rehearsal space and now they teamed up to form Tragic Toys which the couple star described as “electro-cockney-gypsy-circus music” according to W Magazine article in July 2011 Music Issue titled ‘Singing with the Stars: Actors who rock’.
In 2009, he played Gavin Kossef in the crime drama Crossing Over, appearing with Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd.
In 2010, Sturgess starred in the film, The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir.