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Jeremy Northam Biography

Birth Name:
Jeremy Philip Northam
Birth Place:
Cambridge, England

Fast Facts

  • Big break came when Daniel Day-Lewis dropped out of the National Theatre's 1989 production of Hamlet; Northam was playing Osric and replaced him
  • Won an Olivier award as Best Promising Newcomer in a 1989 production of The Voysey Inheritance
  • Following numerous roles on British TV, made his U
  • S
  • film debut opposite Sandra Bullock in the cyber thriller The Net
  • Better known for his English period roles, he battled giant man-eating insects with Mira Sorvino in 1997's Mimic
  • Was tutored for his role as actor-composer Ivor Novello in Gosford Park by his brother Christopher, a classical pianist
  • Portrayed Sir Thomas More in The Tudors throughout the first and second seasons


  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner


  • Christopher Northam -- Brother
  • Tim Northam -- Brother
  • Liz Moro -- Ex-wife
  • John Northam -- Father
  • Rachel Howard -- Mother
  • Rachel Northam -- Mother
  • Kate Northam -- Sister