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An Instructional Moment for Trauma Residents from Miami Medical’s “Time of Death” Episode:

Don’t try to dig for information from your boss while you’re inserting an IV needle in his arm. Especially if he has a hangover.

Warren: So, uh, how was your evening? You and, uh, Dr Sable—

Proctor [testily]: Ow!

Warren: Sorry! Trying to make conversation. I’ve never stuck a needle in my boss before.

Proctor: Wonderful opportunity, don’t you think?

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bkwormkate:

jennylandia:

Jeremy Northam earning his welcome as real-life entertainer Ivor Novello in Gosford Park (2001).

Gosford Park is one of my favourite films. Chock full with a cast of acting royalty, Jeremy Northam did a smashing job in his role of Ivor Novello, singing beautifully.
There’s a programme on BBC Radio 2 tonight at 8pm paying tribute to Ivor Novello. (Friday Night is Music Night presented by Ken Bruce).

bkwormkate:

jennylandia:

Jeremy Northam earning his welcome as real-life entertainer Ivor Novello in Gosford Park (2001).

Gosford Park is one of my favourite films. Chock full with a cast of acting royalty, Jeremy Northam did a smashing job in his role of Ivor Novello, singing beautifully.

There’s a programme on BBC Radio 2 tonight at 8pm paying tribute to Ivor Novello. (Friday Night is Music Night presented by Ken Bruce).

(Source: qpicture.com, via haslemere)

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About the “Jeremy Northam’s Novel Characters” series, Part 1

In case you missed any of the 14 posts in the series, you can find them all here. I was a little suprised at which posts were the most popular. Mr Knightley and R.H. Ash didn’t get as many notes as I expected, while the outpouring of love for Wigram was truly a pleasant surprise. My personal favorite may just be the first: “Fitz” Fitzgerald.

Why I omitted some characters & included others:

  • The Sir Roberts, Morton (Winslow Boy) & Chiltern (Ideal Husband), did exist as fictional characters before Jeremy Northam played them, but of course both those gentlemen come from plays, not novels.
  • Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) is indeed based on a novel, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. However, Jeremy’s character, movie director Mark, obviously didn’t exist in the original book by Laurence Sterne, published in 1759.

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  • If you want to get really technical, Hugo Trent and Henslowe Fisk didn’t originate in novels. Dead Man’s Mirror and Dean Spanley are novellas, that in-between genre that is more than a short story yet not quite a novel in length. Close enough though, so I included them. 

A fifteenth novel character will be added to the list when Our Kind of Traitor is released next year some time. As of yet, unfortunately, we don’t know which character from John Le Carre’s novel Jeremy will be playing. That seems to be a secret guarded more closely than Fort Knox. I’ll keep you posted.

I hope you enjoyed the series. I had a lot of fun making the images for it. 

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About the “Jeremy Northam’s Novel Characters” series, Part 2

My aim was to use non-movie tie-in covers of the books featured in this series, but for Henslowe Fisk in Dean Spanley I had to use the movie-related version. I just couldn’t put Jeremy’s face next to the image on the only other cover I could find: the original, published by Macmillan (UK) in 1936.

See what I mean? What were they thinking?

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notjustamaninahat asked: Thanks so much for the RD documentary! A good overview of his career--if you discount the nonsense about his asthma & anxiety being psychosomatic. I noticed the main purveyors of this theory, his son and first wife, both had advanced degrees in psychiatric medicine. I wish they'd spent just a smidge more time on TWB 48, too. --Laura P.S. The parallels with JN personality-wise really surprised me.

cinemaocd:

Yes, not only is there the physical/voice resemblance, I agree there is a personality similarity as well.  JN is famously reticent about his personal life, though as far as I know, he usually very obliging to fans, making himself available for autographs, etc.  They both prefer/preferred working on stage to film.  People always say kind things about working with Jer, but you get the sense that he isn’t making deep friendships in the acting profession.

I loved what Peter Ustinov said about Robert, that he wasn’t indecisive, but that he knew he very limited time and he wanted to save himself for the best projects.  That is spot on, I think.  That is how we have a filmography of 18 films with no clunkers, really.  And there are some great films in there.  He did exceptionally well in the studio era to manage it.  That is not even taking into account his stage work. 

I thought what Peter Ustinov said about RD was perceptive, too. (Except the part about him being odd-looking. Perhaps Peter wasn’t the best judge of male beauty?) The more I learn about Robert, the more I appreciate his enormous talent. He did very well with the time he had. 

I agree with the similarities you found between RD & JN. Some others that I picked up during the doc: perfectionism about performances, dislike of working in Hollywood, and a tendency to nervousness (Jeremy has admitted to being unable to sleep the night before a new project starts). Also both are/were highly intelligent and love/loved poetry. Fortunately, JN doesn’t have a debilitating illness like asthma—as far as I know. He’s never mentioned one, at any rate. (That famous reticence about his personal life at work again.)

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Jeremy Northam’s Novel Characters* #13 of 14: Tucker Kaufman

The Invasion (2007), loosely based on Jack Finney’s novel Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (The character was named Dan Kaufman in the original story.)

*Characters who first existed in the pages of a novel and were then brought inimitably to life onscreen by Jeremy Northam.

Jeremy Northam’s Novel Characters* #13 of 14: Tucker Kaufman

The Invasion (2007), loosely based on Jack Finney’s novel Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (The character was named Dan Kaufman in the original story.)

*Characters who first existed in the pages of a novel and were then brought inimitably to life onscreen by Jeremy Northam.

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