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In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday, images from Jeremy Northam’s two stage appearances in works by The Bard. 

The top photo is from the 1989-90 National Theatre production of Hamlet, in which Jeremy played Osric, then Laertes, while understudying the title role. He quite famously filled in numerous times first for Daniel Day-Lewis and then for Ian Charleson when illness kept each man from finishing the production’s run.

The bottom photo is from the 1993-94 Royal Shakespeare Company production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, in which Jeremy played Berowne. Often called the “Brideshead Revisited” production of the play, it was set in 1914 and ended with the sound of explosions in the distance to suggest the start of WWI. 

(See the captions for photo credits and costars)

Filed under Jeremy Northam William Shakespeare Hamlet Love's Labour's Lost theatre someday I'd like to see JN do Shakespeare again Macbeth? Lear? Antony in Antony & Cleopatra?

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To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never

This should be good…

(via cinemaocd)

Filed under you beautiful man I also love the Northam lip-biting in the middle pic What's so funny Jer? when Jeremy smiles why in God's name would you hire an actor with a voice as glorious as Jeremy's and then not give him any lines? how 'bout the best damn actor I've ever seen JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE you'd never know the man hates doing this stuff apparently I've never tagged anything with the word because in it well now I have

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Jeremy Northam in a scene from Episode 3 of New Worlds.

King Charles II’s overnight guest blows him a kiss as she leaves in the morning. Judging by her red hair, I guess the woman is meant to be Nell Gwynn. 

I realize that characterizing Charles II as anything other than a tyrannical monster doesn’t fit the writers’ black-and-white view of the world, but couldn’t they have let Jeremy at least crack a smile in this scene? 

Filed under Jeremy Northam Charles II what a waste of a brilliant actor this series is at least he got lines in this episode! New Worlds

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Jeremy Northam and Tushka Bergen in Voices (from a Locked Room), 1995.

Music critic Philip Heseltine cozies up to chanteuse Lily Buxton. She lets him, even though she tells him she doesn’t like music critics. The fact that he’s just given her a great review probably helps his cause. Or maybe it’s because he looks so dashing in his fedora.  

(Sorry the quality of the image isn’t better. Voices was never released on DVD, so this cap was made from a VHS transfer.)

Jeremy Northam and Tushka Bergen in Voices (from a Locked Room), 1995.

Music critic Philip Heseltine cozies up to chanteuse Lily Buxton. She lets him, even though she tells him she doesn’t like music critics. The fact that he’s just given her a great review probably helps his cause. Or maybe it’s because he looks so dashing in his fedora.  

(Sorry the quality of the image isn’t better. Voices was never released on DVD, so this cap was made from a VHS transfer.)

Filed under Jeremy Northam Voices from a Locked Room Tushka Bergen hats haturday c'mon already release this movie on DVD fer cryin' out loud

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I don’t believe in perfect unadulterated goodness. I believe in people being good with flaws. We are all flawed. We all have our weaknesses or our mean-spirited sides that might not be at first apparent. It’s how we deal with that that’s the important thing. It’s how we deal with our deficiencies that make us less worthy or more worthy.
Jeremy Northam, in “All Things to All People,” an interview with Ciaran Carty for the [Ireland] Sunday Tribune, 30 September 2001.

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