Jeremy Northam

Jeremy Northam

Highest Rated: 97% The Winslow Boy (1999)

Lowest Rated: 14% Gloria (1999)

Birthday: Dec 1, 1961

Birthplace: Cambridge, England, UK

Tall and slender with dark good looks and a rich, plummy voice, Jeremy Northam was already established as a stage and television performer in his native Britain when he landed his breakthrough screen role as the suavely seductive villain stalking Sandra Bullock in the cyber thriller "The Net" (1995). The son of a professor and a potter, he spent his formative years in Bristol and Cambridge. After completing his college education, Northam enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School but left before completing the three-year program when he began landing TV roles like the soldier in the WWI drama "Journey's End" (1988). The following year, the limelight shone on him briefly when he understudied and then replaced Daniel Day-Lewis in the National Theatre production of "Hamlet." Additional stage roles followed, including an award-winning turn in "The Voysey Inheritance" and a supporting role in "The Gift of the Gorgon" (1992), starring married couple Judi Dench and Michael Williams as well as additional work at the Royal Shakespeare Festival. As his stage presence increased, Northam lent his presence to other small screen roles before landing his first major feature role, as Hindley Earnshaw in the uneven remake of "Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" (1992). That film met with a derisive critical reaction in England and was relegated to TV in America (it aired on TNT in 1994).

Highest rated movies

The Winslow Boy
Eye in the Sky
Dean Spanley
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Gosford Park
An Ideal Husband
Happy, Texas




72% 50% Our Kind of Traitor Aubrey Longrigg (Character) $3.2M 2016
63% 71% The Man Who Knew Infinity Bertrand Russell (Character) $3.9M 2015
95% 82% Eye in the Sky Brian Woodale (Character) $18.7M 2015
44% 42% Glorious 39 Balcombe (Character) - 2009
47% 49% Creation Reverend Innes (Character) $340.6K 2009
88% 80% Dean Spanley Fisk Jr. (Character) - 2008
19% 40% The Invasion Tucker Kaufman (Character) $15.1M 2007
42% 22% Guy X Lane Woolwrap (Character) - 2005
88% 66% Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Mark (Character) $1.2M 2005
26% 61% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Walter Hagen (Character) $2.7M 2004
23% 36% The Statement Colonel Roux (Character) $763.0K 2003
39% 40% The Singing Detective Mark Binney (Character) $336.5K 2003
58% 65% Cypher Morgan Sullivan (Character) - 2002
63% 58% Possession Randolph Henry Ash (Character) $10.1M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin and Lewis Dean Martin (Character) - 2002
72% 54% Enigma Wigram (Character) $4.3M 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Ivor Novello (Character) $41.3M 2001
53% 39% The Golden Bowl Prince Amerigo (Character) $3.0M 2000
81% 55% Happy, Texas Harry Sawyer (Character) $1.9M 1999
14% 30% Gloria Kevin (Character) $4.2M 1999
97% 78% The Winslow Boy Sir Robert Morton (Character) $4.0M 1999
85% 69% An Ideal Husband Sir Robert Chiltern (Character) $18.5M 1999
No Score Yet 33% The Misadventures of Margaret Edward Nathan (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Tribe Jamie (Character) - 1998
64% 37% Mimic Peter Mann (Character) $25.5M 1997
85% 77% Emma Mr. Knightley (Character) $22.2M 1996
No Score Yet 26% A Village Affair Anthony Jordan (Character) - 1995
52% 74% Carrington Beacus Penrose (Character) $2.3M 1995
40% 44% The Net Jack Devlin (Character) $49.4M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voices Philip Heseltine/Peter Warlock (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fatal Inversion Rufus Fletcher (Character) - 1993
25% 66% Wuthering Heights Hindley Earnshaw (Character) - 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet New Worlds Charles II (Character) 2014
0% 100% Miami Medical Unknown (Character) 2010
69% 84% The Tudors Sir Thomas More (Character) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wish Me Luck Unknown (Character) 1988-1989