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).
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.
- Eye in the Sky
- Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
- Gosford Park
- Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius
- The Net
- The Invasion
- Glorious 39
- The Winslow Boy
- Wish Me Luck
- The Golden Bowl
- The Statement
- Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
- Piece of Cake
- The Singing Detective