Trauma docs are the rock stars of medicine, we are told, in the latest promo and pr from CBS about their classy new show, Miami Medical, which will air on CBS from April 2. And the docs of MT1 are the Rolling Stones.
I always like a new angle on my thinking about the wonderfully talented Mr Jeremy Northam, so I’ve been pondering who his character, Dr Matt Proctor, might remind us of?
I was greeted with horror sticken faces when I suggested in the last blog post that if the MT1 docs are the Rolling Stones, then that must make Mr Northam their Jagger! Whilst Mr Jagger has never had any problems attracting the ladies, perhaps even for the awesome chops of the mighty Northam, this is a comparison too far!
Jeremy has played Dean Martin and Ivor Novello on film, but although both could be described as the rock stars of their day, I don’t think Matt Proctor will resemble either.
Are we talking rock star as in sex and drugs and rock and roll, I wonder…? We won’t know that until we see the show, but I think we can safely guess that the egos involved at MT1 are certainly rock star sized!
Okay, so which rock star legend might you want to see HotDocProc reminding you of? Back to the Stones: we’re not talking Keith Richards because Johnny Depp’s already cornered that market, and I think we can safely assume that Jeremy will not be taking inspiration from Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood or, god forbid, Bill Wyman…(at least, I hope not!)
So, could we be talking Bowie? I’d like to think that might be the case. Perhaps Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry, maybe a bit of a UK spin on Springsteen, but please, please, please not Paul McCartney, I don’t think I could bear that!
Who do you think Mr Northam will be modelling his rock star doc on?
Jeremy Northam is about to be seen on US tv screens every week in Miami Medical, as Dr Matt Proctor, to air on CBS from April 2, 2010. The promos can be seen at http://www.cbs.com/primetime/miami_medical/
To meet other fans, get the latest news and chat about Jeremy’s work (a warm welcome is assured), please visit: http://www.jeremynorthaminfo.com
With special thanks to Joan (HazelPennicott) for the screencap.