Jeremy Northam Biography
Jeremy Northam (Jeremy Philip Northam) was born on 1st December 1961 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He is an actor popularly known for his role as Tomas Moore in the series The Tudors.
Jeremy Northam was born as the youngest of four siblings. His mother, Rachel, was a potter and professor of economics. 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 King’s College School, Cambridge, Bristol Grammar School and Bedford College, University of London (B.A. English, 1984) now part of Royal Holloway, University of London, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Jeremy Northam performed at the Royal National Theatre in the role of Hamlet (1989) and won the Olivier Award in 1990 for “most promising newcomer” for his performance in The Voysey Inheritance. Jeremy Northam 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.
Also in 2012, Jeremy Northam 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 played British Prime Minister Anthony Eden in the 2016 Netflix drama series The Crown.
Jeremy Northam Tudors
He plays Sir Thomas Moore in Tudors, a friend and teacher of Henry VIII. He is a pious Christian lawyer and humanist who abhors war and tries to advise Henry against it. He nevertheless believes that stern action is required to combat the rise of Lutheranism, maintaining every form of staunch Catholic tradition in his home, where he is shown to be a loving father and husband. He has three daughters and a son, all of whom are well-educated; by Season two, he is also a grandfather through his eldest daughter, Margaret Roper.
Jeremy Northam Emma
He plays George Knightley in film Emma, the older brother of John Knightley, and knows the Woodhouse family of Hartfield very closely. He is a wealthy landowner, whose seat is Donwell Abbey, a mile away from the village of Highbury and Hartfield estate.
Jeremy Northam Married | Jeremy Northam Wife | Jeremy Northam Liz Moro
In April 2005 he married Canadian film/television make-up artist Liz Moro but they divorced in 2009.
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Jeremy Northam Movies and TV Shows
- 1996: Emma
- 2001: Gosford Park
- 2007: The Invasion
- 1995: The Net
- 1997: Mimic
- 1999: An Ideal Husband
- 2015: Eye In The Sky
- 1999: Happy, Texas
- 1999: The Winslow Boy
- 2008: Dean Spanley
- 2002: Cypher
- 2002: Possession
- 2015: The Man Who Knew Infinity
- 2001: Enigma
- 2004: Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
- 2016: Our Kind of Traitor
- 2000: The Golden Bowl
- 2003: The Singing Detective
- 2003: The Statement
- 2005: A Cock and Bull Story
- 1999: Gloria
- 1997: Amistad
- 2009: Glorious 39
- 2005: Guy X
- 1998: The Misadventures of Margaret
- 1995: Carrington
- 1992: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
- 1998: The Tribe
- 1995: A Village Affair
- 1993: Soft Top Hard Shoulder
- 2009: Creation
- 2002: Martin and Lewis
- 1995: Voices
- A Fatal Inversion
- Since 2016: The Crown
- 2010: Miami Medical
- 2007 – 2010: The Tudors
- 1988: Piece of Cake
- 1988 – 1990: Wish Me Luck
Jeremy Northam Interview
Because of the parts I’ve played – Mr Knightley in Emma, Ivor Novello in Gosford Park – people probably think I’m a toff, a public schoolboy and a Conservative voter. None of which I am.
My dad was an academic and the things that were valued in our household were conversation, sharing, books, music. We didn’t have money and my folks had to be cautious people, so there was a sense of sharing and fairness among the family. It was a very warm upbringing.
I don’t know much about that world of the aristocrat. But the business is what the business is and if you do something well you’re liable to be hired for the same thing next time. Part of turning 50 for me is going, fine, if you want to put me in a dinner jacket I might as well go with it.
I once played two Sir Roberts back to back. We even filmed on the same location. I had to pinch myself and think, “This is ridiculous.”
My mother died while I was doing a play. Five years later I finally agreed to do another play and while I was doing that my father died. People say it’s a good thing to keep busy at those times, but going on stage and being out of control every night wasn’t good for me.
I feel less wise as I get older. There are uncertainties you have to deal with both in yourself and your understanding of the world and hopefully you get a bit more accepting of them.
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You go to Hollywood in full knowledge of what it will be. America afforded me the chance to play Dean Martin, to be in a thriller or a sci-fi. But it’s a daunting place, a hard place. I was happy to work there, but I never felt at home.
Robert Altman was very dear. He also had an odd way of filming. He likes to appear to be busking it. You were never quite sure, on the set of Gosford Park, whether you were on camera or not…
My favourite experience in the States was making a film called Happy, Texas. It had a tiny budget but a great spirit, and it was a very sweethearted film. Sadly when it finally came out it rather disappeared.
I have a strong pessimistic streak and it’s particularly strong at the moment, because we’re living through a retrograde time.
Genuinely happy families with involved and bright kids… that’s what makes me optimistic. But I’m too old to be a parent now. I think I was too old at 40.
I find people’s ease with the current administration extraordinary. We are not “all in this together”, we are sitting around glued to Downton Abbey.
Don’t take it all so seriously. That’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given. But it doesn’t necessarily mean it was heeded or put into practice. It’s probably something I need to be told quite a lot.
I get very low when the skylarks disappear. But when they return it makes my heart lift.