Jeremy Philip Northam was born on December 1st, 1961 in Cambridge, England, to John and Rachel Northam. He is the youngest of four and has two brothers and one sister.
When Jeremy was 10 years old, the family moved to Bristol and it was while there that he started acting. Although he left home to study English at London University, graduating in 1984, he later returned to the city to train as an actor at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
After leaving the Old Vic Theatre School, he worked repertory theatre seasons at Salisbury, Leatherhead and Nottingham doing “everything from Chekhov to Pride and Prejudice to pantomime to Arbuzov and Rattigan.” From there, he went on to the National Theatre, performing in The Shaughraun, Hamlet and The Voysey Inheritance, for which he won an Olivier award for Best Promising Newcomer in 1990 (for the 1989 season).
Jeremy made his U.S. film debut in The Net opposite Sandra Bullock. He followed that up with lead roles in the feature films Emma, Gosford Park and An Ideal Husband.
Over his distinguished career, he has made over 25 films with many notable directors such as Robert Altman (Gosford Park), Sidney Lumet (Gloria), Guillermo Del Toro (Mimic), Steven Spielberg (Amistad), Norman Jewison (The Statement) and James Ivory (The Golden Bowl).
His most recent work includes Showtime’s The Tudors as well as the feature films Dean Spanley, Creation and Glorious 39.
He lives in London but is currently based in L.A. where he is filming a new series for CBS called Miami Medical.
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