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  • Real name : Jeremy Philip Northam
  • Place of birth : Cambridge
  • Date of birth : 01/12/1961

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Jeremy Northam (1961)

Jeremy Philip Northam

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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. Most recently, he starred in the now-canceled CBS drama Miami Medical.

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 personal life
Northam was born in Cambridge, as 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 Ibsen specialist and teacher . Northam was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Bedford College, 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.

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 Screen and stage
Northam performed at the Royal National Theatre — he replaced Daniel Day-Lewis in the role of Hamlet , 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 , Emma , The Winslow Boy , An Ideal Husband , Enigma and as Welsh actor and singer Ivor Novello in Gosford Park .

In 2002 he starred in the film Cypher alongside Lucy Liu.

He played singer Dean Martin in the CBS movie Martin and Lewis and played golfer Walter Hagen in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius .

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
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. 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."

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