Jeremy Northam (Sir Robert Morton) was trained at the Bristol Old Vic, and won an Olivier Award in 1989 as Best Newcomer. He has appeared in numerous plays including "The Country Wife," "Love's Labour's Lost," "The Gift of the Gorgon," "Way of the World," "La Bete," "The Three Sisters," "School For Scandal," and the title role in "Hamlet."
Northam worked continuously in Britain after he finished drama school at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theater School. According to Northam, he did "everything from Chekhov to 'Pride and Prejudice' to pantomime to Arbuzov and Rattigan. . . a few small movies, some telly and lots of theater." In 1989, while serving as Daniel Day-Lewis' understudy, Northam had the opportunity to play Hamlet with the Royal National Theater. In the Spring of 1990, he was presented with the Olivier award for outstanding newcomer for his role as Edward Voysey in the Royal National Theater revival of the 1905 play "The Voysey Inheritance."
Since launching his film career, he has starred with many of the world's leading acting talents. He appeared with Juliette Binoche in "Wuthering Heights," and Emma Thompson in "Carrington" in Great Britain. Then, just days after arriving in Los Angeles, Northam won the role opposite Sandra Bullock in his first American film, "The Net."
Since then, Northam has played opposite some of Hollywood's brightest stars: Gwyneth Paltrow in "Emma," Matthew McConaughey in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" and Mira Sorvino in "Mimic." Northam also stars in several upcoming films: Brian Skeet's "The Misadventures of Margaret" with Parker Posey, Mark Illsley's "Happy, Texas" with Illeana Douglas and William H. Macy, Oliver Parker's "An Ideal Husband" with Minnie Driver, Gabriel Byrne and Rupert Everett, and Sidney Lumet's "Gloria" with Sharon Stone.
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