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Born in Cambridge, England, on Dec. 1, 1961, the rakishly handsome Jeremy Northam had already established himself as a talented stage actor in Britain by the time he appeared alongside Sandra Bullock in The Net (1995) as a smooth-talking villain.

But his subsequent work in films such as Carrington (1995), Emma (1996), An Ideal Husband (1999), The Golden Bowl (2000), Gosford Park (2001) and Possession (2002) -- and in the critically acclaimed Showtime series "The Tudors" -- would solidify his reputation as an alpha male of the costume genre.

In addition to the romantic period pieces he is most often associated with, Northam's résumé also includes a few unconventional roles, most notably his portrayal of debonair American crooner Dean Martin (opposite Sean Hayes of "Will and Grace," who played Jerry Lewis) in the made-for-television biopic Martin and Lewis (2002).

Jeremy Northam in Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

2016 R

Based on a John le Carré novel, this taut spy thriller follows an English couple's deadly entanglement with a desperate Russian mobster who solicits their help in negotiating sanctuary with British intelligence authorities.

  • Jeremy Northam in Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky
  • Jeremy Northam in The Statement The Statement
  • Jeremy Northam in Enigma Enigma
  • Jeremy Northam in Gosford Park Gosford Park
  • Jeremy Northam in Emma Emma
  • Jeremy Northam in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
  • Jeremy Northam in The Golden Bowl The Golden Bowl
  • Jeremy Northam in The Net The Net
  • Jeremy Northam in Carrington Carrington
  • Jeremy Northam in The Winslow Boy The Winslow Boy
  • Jeremy Northam in Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius
  • Jeremy Northam in Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
  • Jeremy Northam in The Invasion The Invasion
  • Jeremy Northam in Glorious 39 Glorious 39
  • Jeremy Northam in Wish Me Luck Wish Me Luck
  • Jeremy Northam in Possession Possession
  • Jeremy Northam in The Singing Detective The Singing Detective
  • Jeremy Northam in Guy-X Guy-X
  • Jeremy Northam in Creation Creation
  • Jeremy Northam in Piece of Cake Piece of Cake
  • Jeremy Northam in Cypher Cypher