Jeremy Northam

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: 12/01/1961 in Cambridge, England, GB


Actor (41)

Eye in the Sky 2016 (Movie)

Brian Woodale (Actor)

Our Kind of Traitor 2016 (Movie)

Aubrey Longrigg (Actor)

The Man Who Knew Infinity 2016 (Movie)

Bertrand Russell (Actor)

Checkmate 2014 (Movie)


White Heat 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Creation 2010 (Movie)

Reverend Innes (Actor)

Miami Medical 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Dean Spanley 2008 (Movie)

Fisk Jr (Actor)

The Tudors 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)


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)


Agatha Christie's Poirot 1993 (Tv Show)


Soft Top, Hard Shoulder 1993 (Movie)


Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights 1992 (Movie)

Hindley (Actor)

Piece of Cake 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Suspicion 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Cary Grant: A Class Apart (TV Show)


Martin and Lewis (TV Show)


Suspicion (Movie)

Mr Benson (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 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).


John Northam


Rachel Northam

died in 2000

Christopher Northam

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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Appeared in the TV drama "A Fatal Inversion"


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


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


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