Jeremy Northam

Jeremy Northam

Birth name: Jeremy Philip Northam
Born: December 1, 1961
Age: 62
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
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Jeremy Philip Northam (born 1 December 1961) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Gosford Park, Emma, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, Enigma, Martin and Lewis, and as Thomas More in the Showtime series The Tudors. Most recently, he starred in the BBC Two drama White Heat.


Personal life

Northam was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, the youngest of four siblings. His mother, Rachel (née Howard), was a potter and professor of economics, and his father, John Northam, was a professor of literature and theatre, as well as being an Ibsen specialist and lecturer (first at Clare College, Cambridge and later at Bristol). Northam was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Bedford College, University of London (BA English 1984) now part of Royal Holloway, University of London, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He married Canadian film/television make-up artist Liz Moro in April 2005, though they later divorced.


Screen and stage

Northam performed at the Royal National Theatre - he replaced Daniel Day-Lewis in the role of Hamlet (1989), and won the Olivier Award in 1990 for "most promising newcomer" for his performance in The Voysey Inheritance.

He has appeared frequently in British films such as Carrington (1995), Emma (1996), The Winslow Boy (1999), An Ideal Husband (1999), Enigma (2001) and as Welsh actor and singer Ivor Novello in Gosford Park (2001). He made his American film debut in The Net (1995).

In 2002 he starred in the film Cypher alongside Lucy Liu. That same year, he portrayed singer Dean Martin in the CBS film Martin and Lewis and golfer Walter Hagen in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius in 2004. In 2007 and 2008, he portrayed Thomas More on the Showtime series, The Tudors. He played John Brodie Innes in the 2009 film Creation, based on the life of Charles Darwin. He will play British Prime Minister Anthony Eden on the upcoming Netflix drama series, The Crown.

Other work

His audiobook work includes The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis for Harper Audio and A Death Divided by Clare Francis for Macmillan. For SilkSoundBooks, he recorded The Real Thing and Other Short Stories and The Aspern Papers, both written by Henry James. In 2007 he recorded Gerard Manley Hopkins poems for "The Great Poets" edition for Naxos Audiobooks. He recorded the audio book Dark Matter, a ghost story by Michelle Paver, in September 2010. It was released on 21 October 2010, by Orion.

In the Gosford Park soundtrack, Northam sings the Ivor Novello songs "And Her Mother Came Too", "What a Duke Should Be", "Why Isn't It You", "I Can Give You the Starlight" and "The Land of Might Have Been" accompanied by his brother Christopher on piano.



Year Film Role Notes
1988 Journey's End Captain Stanhope TV film
American Playhouse Mr. Benson TV series (1 episode:Suspicion)
Piece of Cake 'Fitz' Fitzgerald TV mini-series (5


Wish Me Luck Colin Beale TV series (14 episodes: 1988-1989)
1992 House of Glass Gerald Stafford TV film
A Fatal Inversion Rufus Fletcher TV series (3 episodes)
Wuthering Heights Hindley Earnshaw
1993 Soft Top Hard Shoulder John
Agatha Christie: Poirot Hugo Trent TV series (1 episode: "Dead Man's Mirror")
1995 A Village Affair Anthony Jordan TV film
Carrington Beacus Penrose
The Net Jack Devlin
Voices Philip Heseltine/Peter Warlock
1996 Emma Mr. Knightley
1997 Mimic Dr. Peter Mann
Amistad Judge Coglin
1998 The Tribe Jamie
The Misadventures of Margaret Edward Nathan
1999 Happy, Texas Harry Sawyer, aka Steven "Steve" ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year (also for An Ideal Husband and The Winslow Boy)
Gloria Kevin
An Ideal Husband Sir Robert Chiltern Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor (also for The Winslow Boy)
The Winslow Boy Sir Robert Morton Edinburgh International Film Festival Award for Best British Performance
2000 The Golden Bowl Prince Amerigo
2001 Enigma Mr. Wigram
Gosford Park Ivor Novello Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Acting Ensemble
2002 Possession Randolph Henry Ash
Cypher Morgan Sullivan/Jack Thursby/Sebastian Rooks International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor
Catalonian International Film Award for Best Actor
Martin and Lewis Dean Martin TV film
2003 The Singing Detective Mark Binney
The Statement Colonel Roux
2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Walter Hagen
2005 Guy X Col. Woolwrap
A Cock and Bull Story Mark
2007 The Invasion Tucker Kauffman
The Tudors Sir Thomas More TV series (15 episodes: 2007-2008)
2008 Fiona's Story Simon TV film
Dean Spanley Fisk Junior
2009 The Payback
Creation Reverend Innes
Glorious 39 Joseph Balcombe
2010 Miami Medical Dr. Matthew Proctor TV series (13 episodes)
2012 White Heat Edward TV series (6 episodes)
TBA The Man Who Knew Infinity Bertrand Russell
2015 Our Kind Of Traitor
2016 The Crown Anthony Eden TV series (6 episodes)


  • Edward Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance, National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1989
  • Also appeared in productions of School for Scandal and The Shaughraun, National Theatre Company.
  • Osric, then later title role, Hamlet, National Theatre Company, Olivier Theatre, London, 1989
  • The Three Sisters, 1991
  • The Way of the World, 1992
  • Philip, The Gift of the Gorgon, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Pit (theatre), London, 1992
  • Elomire, La Bête, Really Useful Theatre Company, 1993
  • Berowne, Love's Labour's Lost, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 1994
  • Mr. Horner, The Country Wife, Royal Shakespeare Company, Pit Theatre, 1994
  • Obstetrician, Certain Young Men, Almeida Theatre, London, 1999
  • Old Times, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 2004
  • Richard Greatham, Hay Fever, Noël Coward Theatre, London, 2012

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