Jeremy turned in what should have been an Emmy-award winning performance as Sir Thomas More in The Tudors, which sought to shed new light on the abandon, ruthlessness and intrigue rampant in the court of Henry VIII. It’s difficult to imagine why and how it was overlooked when it came round to awards season but overlooked it was. If his portrayal of More in Season Two doesn’t have you crying and longing to reach back in time to change events, then you are a stone.
Three series have been made in total but Jeremy appeared in Series One and the first five episodes of Series Two. His work in Series Two is particularly impressive and worth repeat viewing.
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, who appeared in The Tribe with Jeremy, stars as Henry VIII; Sam Neill and Peter O’Toole, who both co-star with Jeremy in Dean Spanley, play Cardinal Wolsey and the Pope respectively.