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JEREMY NORTHAM (Tucker) is starring in the smash hit Showtime series "The Tudors,” earning praise from both critics and audiences for his portrayal of the king's uncompromising confidant, Sir Thomas More. He will reprise his role when the series returns to the screen in 2008.

In 2002, Northam shared in both Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Awards as a member of the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's critically acclaimed film "Gosford Park.” He had earlier received multiple acting honors for his roles in three very different 1999 releases: David Mamet's "The Winslow Boy”; Oliver Parker's screen version of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband”; and Mark Illsley's "Happy, Texas.” He was named the British Actor of the Year by the London Film Critics for his work in all three films; won an Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor for "The Winslow Boy” and "An Ideal Husband”; and won the Best British Performance Award at the 1999 Edinburgh Film Festival for "The Winslow Boy.”

Northam's other film credits include Michael Winterbottom's "Tristan Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story”; "Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius”; Norman Jewison's "The Statement,” with Michael Caine and Tilda Swinton; "The Singing Detective,” as part of an all-star ensemble cast; Neil LaBute's "Possession,” with Gwyneth Paltrow; "Cypher”; Michael Apted's "Enigma”; Merchant Ivory's "The Golden Bowl”; "The Misadventures of Margaret”; Steven Spielberg's "Amistad”; Guillermo del Toro's "Mimic”; Douglas McGrath's "Emma,” with Gwyneth Paltrow; Irwin Winkler's "The Net”; and "Wuthering Heights.” On the small screen, he portrayed Dean Martin in the telefilm "Martin and Lewis,” opposite Sean Hayes.

An accomplished stage actor, Northam won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Newcomer for his portrayal of Edward Voysey in the Royal National Theatre's 1990 revival of the play "The Voysey Inheritance.” He also garnered praise for his performance in the title role of "Hamlet” at the Olivier Theater. His stage work also includes "The School for Scandal” at the Royal National Theatre; "The Country Wife,” "Love's Labour's Lost” and "The Gift of the Gorgon” with the Royal Shakespeare Company; West End productions of "Three Sisters,” "The Way of the World” and "Certain Young Men”; and Harold Pinter's "Old Times,” at the Donmar Warehouse.

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