Jeremy Northam plays Miami Medical’s scarred man of mystery

15 Mar

Jeremy Northam as Dr Matt Proctor: he scrubs up well!

Jeremy Northam is about to embark on another chapter in his varied career. From April 2 2010 he will appear every week in the hour long US tv show (CBS), Miami Medical, playing Dr Matt Proctor.

Jeremy Northam is often the catalyst for the vortex that is my fevered imagination, so naturally I have been having a bit of a wonder about what we might expect to see from the Hot Doc…

We have been spoiled by a plethora of teasing promos which bill Jeremy’s enigmatic Doc as a “mystery” (spelled out for the easily confused in giant letters. Thank you for that, the sight of Jeremy often renders me witless!).

Other than his general air of mystery, do we know anything about HotDocProc? CBS PR tells us: Dr. Matthew Proctor is new to the trauma team after leaving a lucrative private practice following his return from a tour of duty in a MASH unit during the first Gulf War.

M*A*S*H references abound in the promos we’ve seen so far, and there’s even a guest spot from Mike Farrell (Capt Hunnicutt). I think we can look forward to DocProc having some of the eccentricity and blackness of humour so plentiful (and necessary) in extreme situations, and that M*A*S*H evoked so successfully.

Perhaps most startlingly and significantly, Doc Proc bears an enormous scar on his chest (yes, the make up department are required to apply a large blemish to the Northam chest, a heinous crime and yet no doubt a pleasant task!). Sadly, it seems that Mr Northam has been required to create a smooth area to painlessly apply (and most importantly for him I imagine, painlessly remove) said giant scar. Jeremy’s chest hair, farewell…gone, but not forgotten…

I confess to being rather fixated on the scar…the draft script has him telling his colleagues (who also seem fascinated by it, so it must be a whopper or in some other way remarkable) that it is as a result of a massive heart attack, after which he was cut open, pronounced dead and then “came back…but different”. Hmm, intriguing, but different in what way? Good or bad? I’d also like to know whether this heart issue is now resolved, or whether staff ought to beware of saying” boo” too close to him…

Jeremy Northam as HotDocProc "on the edge"

We also see DocProc hanging off the edge of the top of a very tall building, to the consternation of his colleagues. Death wish? Fearless? Bonkers? We shall see…

Of course, what we all want to know is will Dr Proctor be a good guy, or will we see him scything his callous way through the beautiful ladies of the Miami trauma facility with ne’er a backward glance? A quick straw poll of Northam fans reveals a desire for our guy to be playing a complex, troubled, enigmatic character, an excellent doctor, a compassionate man who is carting around several trunk’s-worth of secret baggage, and yes, Northam fans DO want him to be getting some loving. What a waste of Jeremy Northam it would be if he didn’t, let’s face it! Will we get what we want? I can’t wait to find out!

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.

To meet other fans and chat about Jeremy’s work, please visit: http://www.jeremynorthaminfo.com

Special thanks to Joan (Hazel Pennicott) for the images

2 Responses to “Jeremy Northam plays Miami Medical’s scarred man of mystery”

  1. Dharma Delight-Gahan March 16, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    A quick straw poll of Northam fans reveals a desire for our guy to be playing a complex, troubled, enigmatic character, an excellent doctor, a compassionate man who is carting around several trunk’s-worth of secret baggage, and yes, Northam fans DO want him to be getting some loving. What a waste of Jeremy Northam it would be if he didn’t, let’s face it! Will we get what we want? I can’t wait to find out!

    This sounds like the 2010 version of Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce, sans the chest scar. OMG, I had such a mad crush on Alan when I was a teenager. These days, I have the utmost respect for Alan.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for Jeremy…and good luck!!

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