Jim Norton (Mr Fincham)

In “Driving Lessons,” Jim Norton plays the confused lodger Mr Fincham, whom Laura brings into the household, to the impotent annoyance of her vicar husband, Robert, and her teenage son, Ben ­ a Christian gesture she may ultimately regret.

Born in Dublin, Jim Norton has made valuable contributions to film, stage and television since the 1960s. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for best actor in the 1998 season with the acclaimed play “The Weir.” In 2003 he won the Village Voice Obie award for “A Dublin Carol.”

Among Norton’s credits are movies like “Alfred the Great," “Straw Dogs," “Hidden Agenda," “Into the West” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. Television credits include “Fall of Eagles," “Sakharov," “Rebus: Black and Blue” and episodes of much serial television both in Britain and America including “Colditz," “The Sweeney," “Rumpole of the Bailey," “Tales of the Unexpected," “L A Law," “Poirot," “Cheers," “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Frasier.”