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Jeremy Northam is in Good 'Company'

By Andria Kuo


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  - Jeremy Northam ("Gosford Park") is a bit of an academic as his father is a Professor of Literature at Cambridge University and his mother, an artist, also teaches there.

Northam went to the University of London and majored in English and later
enrolled at the Old Vic Theatre School to study acting.

He has established himself to be a well versed actor in period films ("Emma") and playing characters that possess "brutal elegance" and a "patronizing tongue" as seen in his current film "Enigma."

Movie connoisseurs will have the pleasure of witnessing Northam's
darker side once again in his up coming film, "
The Company Man,"directed by Vincenzo Natali ("Cube"), a film that exudes cerebral intelligence sans code breaking and figuring out math formulas.

The premise of the story is about a disillusioned man (Northam,) unknowing of the circumstances occurring around him and quickly finds himself involved in the deadly rings of corporate espionage. The stakes are steep and the margin for error looms high and his only chance for survival is by forging alliances with a femme fatale (Lucy Liu).

Northam states,
"I don't know quite how to describe it, but it's kind of a fantasy hyper-paranoid thriller. There are elements of 'The Prisoner' and 'Manchurian Candidate.' There's brainwashing, mixed identities, it should be fun. It was certainly fun to make."

"The Company Man" recently completed filming in Toronto and is currently going through post-production; a release date has yet to be announced. - 27/April/2002

[ contributed by SUZEE ]


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