Okay, so I have a type, and that type is tall, dark, and handsome. Jeremy Northam. How have we not celebrated this talented and super-hot British actor before? Well, I am here to rectify things. To wit:
He was the best thing about this Jane Austen adaptation because he is HOT HOT HOT. And, excellent at teasing. If you could swap him into the Kate Beckinsale miniseries my life would be complete.
He plays the judge who rules in favor of the enslaved Africans who, in 1839, took over their slave ship.
An Ideal Husband (1999)
He’s SO sweet and SO cute as the almost-perfect husband who has one flaw in his past.
The Winslow Boy (1999)
As a noble lawyer who defends a boy accused of stealing, while developing a Thing(TM) for the boy’s older, feminist sister.
Per IMDB (haven’t seen it): “A story about real life early 20th-century British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine.”
The Golden Bowl (2000)
A less than successful, early-1900s Merchant-Ivory production.
He plays an MI5 agent during World War II who is keeping an eye on the codebreakers at Bletchley Park.
Gosford Park (2001)
He’s the only non-fictional character — actor Ivor Novello — in this faaaabulous 1930s murder mystery.
I’m sorry, I felt very meh about this! Northam is a Charles Dickens-esque poet who has an affair.
The Tudors (2007-08)
Wait, there was an actual quality actor in this? Yes, yes there was — Northam as Sir Thomas More.
It’s about Charles Darwin’s relationship with his wife, and that just doesn’t inspire me to want to watch it. Northam plays “Reverend John Brodie Innes.”
Glorious 39 (2009)
Northam plays a shady government operative in this just-pre-World-War-I thriller that I HIGHLY recommend.
New Worlds (2014)
Northam takes King Charles II out for a cartoonishly villainous spin.
The Crown (2016)
He played prime minister Anthony Eden in this Queen Elizabeth II bio-series.
Which is your favorite of Jeremy Northam’s historical costume roles?