Jeremy Philip Northam (born 1 December 1961) is an English actor. Best known for his roles as Ivor Novello in the 2001 film Gosford Park, as Italian-American singer Dean Martin in the 2002 television movie Martin and Lewis alongside Sean Hayes as Jerry Lewis and as Thomas Moore on the showtime series The Tudors.
Northam was born in Cambridge, the son of Rachel, a potter and professor of economics, and John Northam, a professor of literature and theatre, as well as Ibsen specialist and teacher first at Clare College, Cambridge and later at Bristol. Northam was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Royal Holloway, University of London, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Northam performed at the Royal National Theatre — he replaced Daniel Day-Lewis in the role of Hamlet (1989), and won the Olivier Award in 1990 for "most promising newcomer" for his performance in The Voysey Inheritance.