Jeremy Northam

Actor
Tall and slender with dark good looks and a rich, plummy voice, Jeremy Northam was already established as a stage and television performer in his native Britain when he landed his breakthrough screen role as the suavely ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1961 in Cambridge, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (38)

Checkmate 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Kind of Traitor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Heat 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Creation 2010 (Movie)

Reverend Innes (Actor)

Miami Medical 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dean Spanley 2008 (Movie)

Fisk Jr (Actor)

The Tudors 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

Tucker Kaufman (Actor)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Guy X 2005 (Movie)

Lane Woolwrap (Actor)

Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius 2004 (Movie)

Walter Hagen (Actor)

Cypher 2003 (Movie)

Morgan Sullivan (Actor)

The Singing Detective 2003 (Movie)

Mark Binney (Actor)

The Statement 2003 (Movie)

Colonel Roux (Actor)

Enigma 2002 (Movie)

Wigram (Actor)

Possession 2002 (Movie)

Randolph Henry Ash (Actor)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Ivor Novello (Actor)

The Golden Bowl 2001 (Movie)

Prince Amerigo (Actor)

An Ideal Husband 1999 (Movie)

Sir Robert (Actor)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Happy, Texas 1999 (Movie)

Harry Sawyer (Actor)

The Winslow Boy 1999 (Movie)

Sir Robert Morton (Actor)

Mimic 1997 (Movie)

Dr Peter Mann (Actor)

The Misadventures of Margaret 1997 (Movie)

Edward Nathan (Actor)

The Tribe 1997 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Voices From a Locked Room 1997 (Movie)

Peter Warlock/Philip Heseltine (Actor)

A Village Affair 1996 (Movie)

Anthony Jordan (Actor)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

Mr Knightly (Actor)

Carrington 1995 (Movie)

Beacus Penrose (Actor)

The Net 1995 (Movie)

Jack Devlin (Actor)

Poirot, Series V 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Soft Top, Hard Shoulder 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights 1992 (Movie)

Hindley (Actor)

Piece of Cake 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Cary Grant: A Class Apart (TV Show)

Narrator

Martin and Lewis (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion (Movie)

Mr Benson (Actor)

Biography

Tall and slender with dark good looks and a rich, plummy voice, Jeremy Northam was already established as a stage and television performer in his native Britain when he landed his breakthrough screen role as the suavely seductive villain stalking Sandra Bullock in the cyber thriller "The Net" (1995). The son of a professor and a potter, he spent his formative years in Bristol and Cambridge. After completing his college education, Northam enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School but left before completing the three-year program when he began landing TV roles like the soldier in the WWI drama "Journey's End" (1988). The following year, the limelight shone on him briefly when he understudied and then replaced Daniel Day-Lewis in the National Theatre production of "Hamlet". Additional stage roles followed, including an award-winning turn in "The Voysey Inheritance" and a supporting role in "The Gift of the Gorgon" (1992), starring married couple Judi Dench and Michael Williams as well as additional work at the Royal Shakespeare Festival. As his stage presence increased, Northam lent his presence to other small screen roles before landing his first major feature role, as Hindley Earnshaw in the uneven remake of "Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" (1992). That film met with a derisive critical reaction in England and was relegated to TV in America (it aired on TNT in 1994).

Relationships

John Northam

Father

Rachel Northam

Mother
died in 2000

Christopher Northam

Brother
older helped to train Northam for his role as Ivor Novello in "Gosford Park"

EDUCATION

London University

London , England 1983

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

enrolled at age 22; left after two years to pursue career

Kings College Choir School

Milestones

2007

Cast as Thomas More in the Showtime series, "The Tudors"

2007

Co-starred in "The Invasion," a film based on the 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

2005

Had a supporting role in Michael Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story"

2004

Starred opposite James Caviezel in "Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius," based on the life of olf legend Bobby Jones

2003

Appeared in "The Statement", about a former Nazi executioner

2002

Cast as a 19th-century poet in "Possession", helmed by Neil LaBute

2001

Portrayed British actor-composer Ivor Novello in "Gosford Park", director Robert Altman's period mystery

2001

Played a government operative investigating a potential spy ring in "Enigma"; screened at Sundance

2000

Co-starred in the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Henry James' novel "The Golden Bowl"; premiered at Cannes

1999

Played a gangster in Sidney Lumet's remake of "Gloria", starring Sharon Stone

1999

Portrayed the lawyer representing the title character in David Mamet's remake of "The Winslow Boy"

1999

Returned to the London stage to play half of a gay couple in "Certain Young Men"

1999

Had title role in Oliver Parker's film version of Oscar Wilde's play "An Ideal Husband"

1998

Cast as a real estate developer who falls in with a group of free spirits in the British TV-movie "The Tribe"

1997

Starred opposite Mira Sorvino as her scientist-husband battling genetically altered cockroaches in "Mimic"

1996

Had leading role as the dashing Mr. Knightly opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Emma"

1995

Portrayed the real-life schizophrenic composer Peter Warlock in "Voices From a Locked Room"

1995

American film debut as the villainous Jack Devlin opposite Sandra Bullock in "The Net"

1994

Appeared in RSC productions of "Love's Labour's Lost" and "The Country Wife"

1993

Co-starred with Alan Cumming in stage play "La Bete"

1992

Feature film debut, played Hindley Earnshaw in remake of "Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights"

1992

Supported Judi Dench and Michael Williams in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of "The Gift of the Gorgon"

1991

Appeared in the TV drama "A Fatal Inversion"

1990

Starred in the West End production of "The Voysey Inheritance"; won an Olivier Award as Outstanding Newcomer

1989

Understudied, than replaced, Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role of the National Theatre production of "Hamlet"

1988

Early TV credits, acting in a remake of "Suspicion" (aired in USA on PBS' "American Playhouse") and a British TV remake of the World War I drama "Journey's End"

Raised in Cambridge and Bristol, England

Bonus Trivia

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"I'm the youngest of four, and my parents insisted we all learn two instruments, and mine were the piano and the viola. Being a musician's much harder than being an actor." --Jeremy Northam in Us, August 1995.

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"It's fun trying to convince people of false sincerity and faux vulnerability." --Northam in Entertainment Weekly, August 11, 1995.

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"When I first went to L.A., I got the distinct feeling that people were meeting me and going, 'Well you're not Hugh Grant and you're not Ralph Fiennes, so what are you?'" --Northam quoted in Time Out New York, July 31-August 7, 1996.

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