Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Ivor Novello in the 2001 film Gosford Park, as Dean Martin in the 2002 television movie...Read More
Jeremy Philip Northam is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Ivor Novello in the 2001 film Gosford Park, as Dean Martin in the 2002 television movie Martin and Lewis, and as Thomas More on the Showtime series The Tudors.
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. He played singer Dean Martin in the CBS movie Martin and Lewis (2002) (TV) and played golfer Walter Hagen in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (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.
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. He recorded the audio book Dark Matter, a ghost story by Michelle Paver, in September 2010.
On 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.
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