AN IDEAL HUSBAND
has emerged over the past few years as one of Britain's finest
actors. Northam was the recipient of the prestigious Olivier Award
- the British equivalent of the Tony - for outstanding newcomer
for his 1989 performance as Edward Voysey, the moral pivot of
the Royal National Theater revival of the 1905 play, "The
Northam first came to the attention of American audiences as Jack
Devlin opposite Sandra Bullock in Irwin Winkler's film "The
Net." He then starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the critically
acclaimed surprise hit "Emma" and also appeared in the
science-fiction thriller "Mimic," opposite Mira Sorvino,
Steven Spielberg's "Amistad," and Sidney Lumet's "Gloria."
Earlier credits include "Voices from a Locked Room,"
"Wuthering Heights" and "Carrington."
Coming this October, Northam can be seen in the Miramax release
"Happy, Texas." The film, which recently screened at
the Sundance Film Festival, also stars Steve Zahn and William
H. Macy. Also coming soon is "The Winslow Boy," written
and directed by David Mamet and "The Misadventures of Margaret."
In theater, Northam received wide recognition for his title-role
performance in "Hamlet" at the Olivier Theater. He starred
in the Royal National Theater's production of "The School
for Scandal," in William Wycherley's "The Country Wife"
at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he also appeared in "Love's
Labors Lost" and "The Gift of the Gorgon," and
in "Three Sisters" and "The Way of the World"
in the West End.
His movie credits for British television include the three-part
"Fatal Inversion" as well as "Journey's End"
and "The Tribe."
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