Jeremy Northam

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Jeremy Northam
BornJeremy Philip Northam
(1961-12-01) 1 December 1961 (age 53)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Liz Moro (April 2005 – div. 2009?)
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Jeremy Northam
BornJeremy Philip Northam
(1961-12-01) 1 December 1961 (age 53)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Liz Moro (April 2005 – div. 2009?)

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, Happy, Texas, The Golden Bowl, Creation and as Thomas More in the Showtime series The Tudors. Most recently, he starred in the BBC Two drama White Heat.

Personal life[edit]

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).[1] Northam was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Bedford College, University of London (BA English 1984) now part of Royal Holloway, University of London,[2] 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[edit]

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 made his American film debut in The Net, but 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).

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.

Other work[edit]

Jeremy Northam with author Michelle Paver recording Paver’s audio book “Dark Matter”

His audiobook work includes The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis for Harper Audio and A Death Divided by Clare Francis for Macmillan.[3] For SilkSoundBooks, he recorded The Real Thing and Other Short Stories and The Aspern Papers, both written by Henry James. 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.



1988Journey's EndCaptain StanhopeTV film
American PlayhouseMr. BensonTV series (1 episode:Suspicion)
Piece of Cake'Fitz' FitzgeraldTV mini-series (5


Wish Me LuckColin BealeTV series (14 episodes: 1988-1989)
1992House of GlassGerald StaffordTV film
A Fatal InversionRufus FletcherTV series (3 episodes)
Wuthering HeightsHindley Earnshaw
1993Soft Top Hard ShoulderJohn
Agatha Christie: PoirotHugo TrentTV series (1 episode: "Dead Man's Mirror")
1995A Village AffairAnthony JordanTV film
CarringtonBeacus Penrose
The NetJack Devlin
VoicesPhilip Heseltine/Peter Warlock
1996EmmaMr. Knightley
1997MimicDr. Peter Mann
AmistadJudge Coglin
1998The TribeJamie
The Misadventures of MargaretEdward Nathan
1999Happy, TexasHarry Sawyer, aka Steven "Steve"ALFS Award for British Actor of the Year (also for An Ideal Husband and The Winslow Boy)
An Ideal HusbandSir Robert ChilternEvening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor (also for The Winslow Boy)
The Winslow BoySir Robert MortonEdinburgh International Film Festival Award for Best British Performance
2000The Golden BowlPrince Amerigo
2001EnigmaMr. Wigram
Gosford ParkIvor NovelloCritics 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
2002PossessionRandolph Henry Ash
CypherMorgan Sullivan/Jack Thursby/Sebastian RooksInternational Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor
Catalonian International Film Award for Best Actor
Martin and LewisDean MartinTV film
2003The Singing DetectiveMark Binney
The StatementColonel Roux
2004Bobby Jones: Stroke of GeniusWalter Hagen
2005Guy XCol. Woolwrap
A Cock and Bull StoryMark
2007The InvasionTucker Kauffman
The TudorsSir Thomas MoreTV series (15 episodes: 2007-2008)
2008Fiona's StorySimonTV film
Dean SpanleyFisk Junior
2009The Payback
CreationReverend Innes
Glorious 39Joseph Balcombe
2010Miami MedicalDr. Matthew ProctorTV series (13 episodes)
2012White HeatEdwardTV series (6 episodes)
2014New WorldsCharles IITV series (4 episodes)



  1. ^ Jeremy Northam Biography (1961-)
  2. ^ "Notable Alumni", RHC website (Royal Holloway College, University of London), retrieved 31 May 2013 
  3. ^ MAB 313

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