Derek Jacobi

Biography

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Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE, (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and film director.

A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. His stage work also includes playing notable historical figures such as Edward II, Octavius Caesar, Richard III of England, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

In addition to being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and winning several prestigious theatre awards, Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career, appearing in the critically praised adaptation I, Claudius, for which he won a BAFTA; the titular role in the acclaimed medieval drama series Brother Cadfael, and Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm. Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, such as Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Golden Compass (2007), The King's Speech (2010), and the forthcoming Hippie Hippie Shake. Like Laurence Olivier, he holds two knighthoods, Danish and British.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE, (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and film director.

A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. His stage work also includes playing notable historical figures such as Edward II, Octavius Caesar, Richard III of England, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

In addition to being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and winning several prestigious theatre awards, Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career, appearing in the critically praised adaptation I, Claudius, for which he won a BAFTA; the titular role in the acclaimed medieval drama series Brother Cadfael, and Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm. Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, such as Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Golden Compass (2007), The King's Speech (2010), and the forthcoming Hippie Hippie Shake. Like Laurence Olivier, he holds two knighthoods, Danish and British.

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Gender -

Known Credits 108

Birthday 1938-10-22

Place of Birth Leytonstone, London, England

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Romeo and Juliet as Mercutio
2016 Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet as Mercrutio
2015 Cinderella as The King
2014 Grace of Monaco as Count Fernando D'Aillieres
2014 Effie Gray as Travers Twiss
2013 Muse of Fire as Himself
2013 Vicious(13 episodes) as Stuart Bixby
2012 Last Tango in Halifax(18 episodes) as Alan
2012 Last Will & Testament as Himself
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel(12 episodes) as Lord Pirrie
2012 Jail Caesar
2012 Shakespeare Uncovered(1 episode) as Himself
2011 Anonymous as Prologue
2011 Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) as Narrator (voice
2011 There Be Dragons as Honorio
2011 Ironclad as Cornhill
2011 National Theatre Live: King Lear
2011 National Theatre Live: King Lear as King Lear
2010 Joe Maddison's War as Mr. Simpson
2010 The King's Speech as Archbishop Cosmo Lang
2009 Diamonds (US)(2 episodes)
2009 Diamonds as Piers Denmont
2009 Endgame as Rudolph Agnew
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs as Nigel Dewberry
2008 Sidney Turtlebaum as Sidney Turtlebaum
2008 Adam Resurrected as Dr. Nathan Gross
2007 The Golden Compass as Magisterial Emissary
2007 Guantanamero as Guido
2007 Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space as President
2007 In the Night Garden(100 episodes)
2007 Anastezsi as Balzer
2007 The Old Curiosity Shop as Grandfather
2007 The Riddle as The Tramp / Charles Dickens
2006 Pinochet's Last Stand as Senator Pinochet
2006 Underworld: Evolution as Alexander Corvinus
2005 Nanny McPhee as Mr. Wheen
2005 Bye Bye Blackbird as Lord Dempsey
2005 Doctor Who Confidential(1 episode)
2005 Doctor Who(1 episode)
2004 The Long Firm as Lord Edward 'Teddy' Thursby
2004 London(3 episodes) as Tacitus
2004 Strings as Nezo
2004 Two Men Went To War as Maj. Merton
2003 Broadway: The Golden Age as Himself
2002 Revengers Tragedy as The Duke
2002 The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky as Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
2002 The Gathering Storm as Stanley Baldwin
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Gracchus (Gladiator) (archive footage)
2002 The Jury(6 episodes) as George Cording QC
2001 Gosford Park as Probert
2001 The Body as Father Lavelle
2001 Revelation as Librarian
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2000 The Wyvern Mystery as Squire Fairfield
2000 Jason and the Argonauts as Phineas
2000 Gladiator as Gracchus
2000 Up at the Villa as Lucky Leadbetter
2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)(1 episode)
1998 Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon as Francis Bacon
1998 Animated Epics: Beowulf as Narrator ( voice )
1996 Hamlet as King Claudius
1996 Looking For Richard as Himself/Interview
1996 Breaking the Code as Alan Turing
1995 Achilles as Narrator
1994 The Secret Garden as Archibald Craven (voice)
1994 Cadfael(13 episodes)
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1992 Aladdin as The Magician (voice)
1991 Dead Again as Franklyn Madson
1990 The Fool as Mr. Frederick / Sir John
1990 The Civil War as Various
1990 Discovering Hamlet as Himself
1989 Henry V as Chorus
1988 The Tenth Man as The Imposter
1987 Little Dorrit as Arthur Clennam
1987 The Secret Garden as Archibald Craven
1985 Cyrano de Bergerac as Cyrano de Bergerac
1983 Enigma as Kurt Limmer
1982 The Secret of NIMH as Nicodemus (voice)
1982 Inside the Third Reich as Adolf Hitler
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Dom Claude Frollo
1980 The Man Who Went Up in Smoke
1980 Hamlet as Hamlet
1979 The Human Factor as Arthur Davis
1979 Minder(1 episode)
1979 Tales of the Unexpected(2 episodes)
1978 King Richard the Second as King Richard II
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(2 episodes)
1978 The Medusa Touch as Townley - Publisher
1977 Philby, Burgess and Maclean as Guy Burgess
1976 I, Claudius as Claudius
1976 I, Claudius(1 episode)
1976 I, Claudius(15 episodes) as Claudius
1974 The Odessa File as Klaus Wenzer
1974 NOVA(1 episode) as Voice of Ernest Shackleton
1974 The Pallisers(29 episodes)
1973 The Day of the Jackal as Caron
1973 Blue Blood
1972 The Strauss Family(8 episodes)
1972 Great Performances(0 episodes)
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(2 episodes)
1971 Budgie(1 episode)
1970 Three Sisters as Andrei
1967 Much Ado About Nothing as Don John
1965 Othello as Cassio
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)
1900 The Man Who Tried to Steal an Island as Narrator
1900 The History of Love as Léo
1900 Scream of the Shalka(0 episodes)
1900 The Strauss Family(0 episodes)

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