James Norton looked effortlessly dapper in an orange turtleneck knit sweater and beige jacket as he enjoyed the Hermes Paris Fashion Show.
Sitting in the front row, the British actor (37) exuded confidence in neutral tones after arriving in the French capital.
Looking his best model for the cameras, James looked like he could be joining the male models on the catwalk, with his stylish outfit in keeping with Hermes’ Autumn/Winter 2023 menswear designs.
Polished! James Norton looked effortlessly dapper in an orange turtleneck knit sweater and beige jacket as he enjoyed the Hermes Paris Fashion Show
Stylish: Seated in the front row, the British actor, 37, exuded confidence in his neutral tones after arriving in the French capital
His sweater had a unique diamond knit, and the high collar kept him warm on a chilly winter afternoon.
He had two white stripes on his left shoulder, adding dimension to his knit.
James wore a yellow and beige raincoat with oversized lapels over his shoulders.
It was made of a pleated material with unique shapes on the zippers and had a black lining on the inside.
Cool: Looking at the cameras in his model best, James looked like he could have joined the male models on the catwalk, with his stylish outfit in keeping with Hermes’ Fall/Winter 2023 menswear designs.
The outfit: His sweater featured a unique diamond knit and a high collar kept him warm on a chilly winter afternoon
James also chose a black blazer to help with layering under a light spring jacket.
He paired it with navy blue trousers tailored to James’ slim frame.
The straight legs were tied over his elegant black leather shoes that had a thick platform at the bottom.
He wore his brunette curls in a tousled style and his stubble was cleanly shaved.
First row: His sweater had two white stripes on the left shoulder, adding dimension to his knit. James wore a beige raincoat with oversized lapels over his shoulders
He was sitting in the front row with some equally fashionable men enjoying the show, James was placed in the middle.
He was caught along with Nabhaan Rizwan, Roheeb Jimoh, Hope Ikpoku Jnr and Harry Lawtey.
It comes after James revealed that Happy Valley fans often look intimidated when they see the actor in public because they forget he’s not the murderous character he plays.
Outing: His jacket was made of a crinkle material with unique shapes on the zippers and had a black lining on the inside
Actor: James also opted for a black blazer to help with layering underneath a light spring jacket
The actor, who plays Tommy Lee Royce in the BBC drama, was on The One Show couch talking to Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas and was asked what he thought about playing the villain.
He said: ‘I kind of like it… for a long time I felt like I should say how worrying it was and how much it cost me to play, but the truth is it’s really fun.
‘Obviously it’s really disgusting stuff and violence is complicated to play, but the feeling of walking around in that battle suit, the people giving birth to you, doesn’t happen to me in real life.
‘It’s incredibly empowering and I kind of like it.’
When the man pops: He paired it with navy trousers tailored to James’ slim frame
Host Alex then touched on the fact that some fans have a hard time remembering the difference between James and his role as Tommy.
‘Sometimes people are a bit scared of me,’ said James.
‘I think that happened a little less in this series, maybe because of Barnet.’
In the next upcoming episode to be broadcast on BBC One, James’ character prepares to appear in court.
The actor plays the vicious murderer and sex offender Tommy Lee Royce in the drama who grows long curls while in prison.
Stylish: cuffed straight legs over his sleek black leather shoes that had a thick platform at the bottom
Enter: He wore his brunette locks in a tousled style with his stubble carefully shaved
Arrival: James stopped for a few pictures ahead of the Hermes Men’s Autumn/Winter fashion show in the French capital on Saturday
But in Sunday’s sequel, he shows prison staff cutting his hair and beard to groom him for his important day in court.
Tommy goes topless as he changes his image as he shows off his muscular arms and body.
In the second picture, he looks much better, with a clean-shaven face and shorter locks.
It comes after James revealed last week that he loved his Happy Valley character’s long hair and ‘Messiah’ look while filming the latest series of the drama.
Together: He was pictured alongside fellow British actor Nabhaan Rizwan, who looked chic in a purple knit cardigan and scarf
The boys: sat in the front row with some equally stylish men enjoying the show, James was placed in the middle (left to right, Roheeb Jimoh, Hope Ikpoku Jnr, James Norton, Harry Lawtey and Nabhaan Rizwan)
He shared how he loved the look and was often in the foam department of Boots buying products and having lots of ‘Pantene moments’ on set.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show he said: ‘Director Sally Wainwright knows the look she wants for him and he’s bold.
‘I loved having long hair – it was fun and I found myself hanging out in the foam section of Boots. I also have an odd number of clips of me and ‘Pantene’ moments!’
Real life: It comes after James revealed that Happy Valley fans often look intimidated when they see the actor in public because they forget he’s not the killer character he plays
Speaking about the final series of Happy Valley and the huge response it had, he added: ‘It’s a huge relief that people like it – after seven years there was no guarantee that anyone would want to see it.’
Asked if he would miss playing Tommy, he said: ‘He’s a despicable monster, but he’s become really enticing, a sort of weird distant friend that you like to see.
‘I loved playing him and I miss him and the show.’
Filming of the long-awaited third and final series began at the beginning of last year after a six-year break.
In October, the BBC confirmed that a third season of the hit series was on the way, and that it would be the last.
The final season follows Sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) as she investigates a gangster murder that brings her back to Tommy and her fight to end the valley’s drug supply.
The killer: The actor, who plays Tommy Lee Royce in the BBC drama, was on The One Show couch talking to Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas and was asked what he thought about playing the villain
It comes after James revealed he sought therapy after being severely bullied as a boarding school pupil.
He said he was assaulted during school days for five years. Speaking on the Comfort Eating podcast, he said: ‘My school years were complicated. I didn’t have the best time.
‘I was quite bullied for five years and I was in a boarding school so I couldn’t leave. I’ve had a great therapist for the past four years, and it’s no drama.
‘And luckily I don’t suffer from depression or anything like that, but it was really, really helpful to understand what [happened to me at school].’
James added that he is not a fan of the boarding school system and thinks that most of the children there are ‘deeply homesick’.
‘Despicable’: James also said the ‘really gross stuff and violence’ was ‘complicated’ to play, but the feeling of playing a killer is so new and exciting