By Mandi Bierly
Updated April 05, 2007 at 08:34 PM EDT

Okay, so I haven’t actually seen The Tudors yet — if you, like me, don’t get Showtime, we can all catch the first two episodes online — but I did spend a recent weekend rewatching Emma on cable. Twice. And after I watched Jeremy Northam (a.k.a. my Mr. Knightley) propose to Gwyneth Paltrow for the second time in 24 hours, I actually sighed to myself, “Where have you been? I’ve missed you.”

A quick trip to his IMDB page confirms that Northam (Sir Thomas More on The Tudors) has, in fact, been “around”— just not in anything that I’ve bothered to see since Gosford Park. Not sure who to blame for the loss of our connection, which seemed so unbreakable after he wooed me by playing an ex-con posing as Steve Zahn’s gay lover in Happy, Texas. Him? Me? Casting agents?

What do you think, PopWatchers? Should Northam be a bigger star with better roles?

addCredit(“The Tudors: Everett Collection”)