By Alistair Foster, Joanna Bell and Sophie Cockerham for Sunday mail
Imogen Poots and James Norton, pictured, moved together in Peckham, south-east London
They are one of the most glamorous couples in the world of stage and film.
Now, I can reveal that Imogen Poots and James Norton took their relationship to the next level by moving in together, although they hardly chose the most glamorous corner of London to settle in.
The 30-year-old actress moved into McMafia’s star pad in Peckham, the south-eastern suburb of London made famous by Del Boy and Rodney in the classic BBC comedy Only Fools And Horses.
Imogen and James can be spotted cycling in the now trendy neighborhood.
A friend said to me, “They have been dating for two years now but get tired of having a long distance relationship. James has been based in Peckham for some time, while Imogen divides his time between London and New York.
“They are much more satisfied with their new configuration. “
Peckham was made famous by Uncle Albert, Rodney and Delboy, in the photo, in the BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses
The couple met when they co-starred in Belleville’s West End production at the Donmar Warehouse in 2017, and started dating soon after Norton split from Chernobyl actress Jessie Buckley.
They made their debut on the red carpet together at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Peckham is far from their wealthy studies. Imogen grew up in West London and studied privately at Latymer Upper School, while James, 34, went to boarding school in the idyllic North Yorkshire countryside.
Imogen and James, in the photo, can be seen taking strolls in the district now connected to their bikes
The Granchester and Little Women star may soon have to trade in his modest bike for an Aston Martin, as he has been slated to become the next James Bond.
Imogen has just received rave reviews for her latest project, the dark thriller Vivarium, in which she plays alongside Jesse Eisenberg.
The couple rarely talk about their relationship, but Imogen broke ranks last month, saying the long-haul element of their relationship was “everything I’ve ever known.”
“I never knew that something could collapse because of the distance,” she added. Sharing a bathroom, however, is another matter entirely.