He arrived on December 1, 1961, in Cambridge, England, the youngest of four children born to John a university don and Rachel Northam.As a youngster, grammar-school educated Jeremy was turned on to acting by a year's work as a stagehand a far cry from the posh roles he'd ride to fame. I played not gay but bisexual, and I ended up in bed with Jeremy Northam. It was me, Jeremy, and Anna Friel in bed together for a threesome. The more uptight he got, the more outlandish and flamboyant I got. Was Goldmine the only time you have ever played a queer character? I did The Tribe with [writer/director] Stephen Poliakoff for British TV. Scarlett Johansson said working with you was like having a girlfriend on the set. That was before he played a bad boy in the 1995 Sandra Bullock vehicle The Net.Suddenly scripts poured in and before the end of the millennium he would co-star with Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman and Kate Beckinsale.
Youve got a lot of actresses out there, but nobodys as quite asand this might be a horrible way of describing ithandsomely beautiful as Keri Russell is. If I wasnt an actor, Id probably design womens shoes. In the past he has been linked with models Lisa Butcher and Marie Helvin, as well as TV beauty Donna Air, but is currently still in search of a leading lady despite admitting that he's not a big fan of dating."I am an uncle nine times over and I am getting more and more broody," said the actor a few years back.I still do feel that." The dedication which has borne such fruit in his professional life has at times soured his relatively short-lived romantic relationships, however."An old director friend of mine once said to me that, for your partner, when you are working it's like you are having an affair," says the Enigma star.