I came across this recently and thought it was worth re-posting at this point. It comes from Entertainment Weekly magazine's year-end list of the great performances of 1999. Jeremy's listed right along with Bruce Springsteen and Tiger Woods!
Cheeky Rupert Everett was supposed to steal the show. At the very least, the lustrous Cate Blanchett was meant to steal their scenes. But in the end, it was Northam - all liquid eyes, slow-burn charisma, and touching fallibility - who stole our hearts as Robert Chilt[er]n, Oscar Wilde's Ideal Husband. The Brit donned a waistcoat yet again for David Mamet's The Winslow Boy, this time sexing up a pompous lawyer. Who knew rectitude could be such a turn-on? - T.J.
Isn't that great? My only complaint is that the writer left poor Harry Sawyer out in the cold. Surely the greatest feat of all for Jeremy in 1999 was turning in such a wildly different performance in Happy, Texas smack dab in the middle of the two veddy British Sir Roberts.