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.
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Celebrating Earth Day with Jeremy Northam
Wherever you are, whoever you’re with; I hope you get a chance to get outside and enjoy this beautiful planet we live on today!
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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?
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’s scenes in Episode 3 of New Worlds.
King Charles II conducts some state business in his private chamber.
Thanks once again to princessamerigo for editing and uploading these scenes!
Jeremy Northam as King Charles II in episode 2 of New Worlds.
(original image by screencapped.net)