Gosford Park (2001) What is it about British actors who are also fabulous musicians? Northam plays real-life actor/composer Ivor Novello in Robert Altman’s Agatha Christie-esque who-done-it, starring such luminaries as Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Stephen Fry. They are all thrust into this fictional account of a murder at a weekend in the (English) countryside. Northam does his own singing and his on-screen piano playing. It’s a great (and fun) film.
Other noteworthy Northam films include Possession (2002), Cypher (2002), and Voices from a Locked Room (1995), with the extraordinary Northam in the dual role of a troubled composer and his highly critical music critic. It’s a brilliant performance in an almost impossible to find movie.
Of course there are many other Jeremy Northam offerings out there if you want more after seeing him in Miami Medical. He’s a great actor, and I’m very curious about what he’ll do in this new project.
Miami Medical airs on CBS Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET.