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Derek Jacobi

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Derek Jacobi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Oct 22, 1938 In Leytonstone, London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Lead Heads
Latest Project:
Movie Coronation Street: Queens of the Street 2022
Known For
Poster of Tomb Raider
Poster of Last Will. & Testament
Poster of Nanny McPhee
Poster of Gladiator
Movie Lead Heads 2022
Movie Coronation Street: Queens of the Street Himself 2022
Movie Alone Unknown 2022
Movie Charles Dickens's England Himself - Presenter 2022
Movie The Man Who Tried to Steal an Island Narrator 2022
Movie Mischief at Christmas: Peter Pan Goes Wrong & A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Scrooge/Himself 2022
Movie Circle of Deceit Randal 2022
Movie Say Your Prayers Father Enoch 2021-04-02
Movie Come Away Mr. Brown 2020-11-12
Movie The Host Dr. Hobson 2020-01-17
Movie Tolkien Professor Joseph Wright 2019-05-03
Series Good Omens Metatron 2019-05-30
Movie The Warrior Queen of Jhansi Lord Palmerston 2019-11-15
Series Greatest Events of World War II in Colour Narrator 2019-07-12
Movie Muse The Lawyer 2019-10-18
Movie Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Claudius 2019-07-26
Movie Tomb Raider Mr. Yaffe 2018-03-05
Movie Nothing Is Truer than Truth Unknown 2018-04-29
Series Les Misérables Bishop Myriel 2018-12-30
Movie Stratton Ross 2017-07-06
Movie Celebration of the Tercentenary of the Founding of The Premier Grand Lodge Unknown 2017-10-31
Movie A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Scrooge 2017-12-30
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Edward Masterman 2017-11-03
Movie Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet Mercrutio 2016-07-07
Series The Crown David, Duke of Windsor 2016-11-04
Movie The History of Love Léo Gursky 2016-11-09
Movie Cinderella The King 2015-03-12
Movie Grace of Monaco Count Fernando D'Aillieres 2014-05-14
Series Inside No. 9 Dennis Fulcher 2014-02-05
Movie Effie Gray Travers Twiss 2014-03-08
Movie Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Unknown 2013-01-01
Series Vicious Stuart Bixby 2013-04-29
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Claudius/Spooner 2013-11-02
Series Titanic: Blood and Steel Lord Pirrie 2012-05-13
Series Shakespeare Uncovered Himself 2012-06-19
Movie Jail Caesar Unknown 2012-06-28
Series Last Tango in Halifax Alan 2012-11-20
Movie Last Will. & Testament Himself 2012-10-23
Movie The Halloween Kid Narrator 2012-07-29
Movie National Theatre Live: King Lear King Lear 2011-02-03
Movie Ironclad Cornhill 2011-03-03
Movie Anonymous Prologue 2011-10-21
Movie Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) Narrator (voice) 2011-09-24
Movie There Be Dragons Honorio 2011-03-25
Movie The King's Speech Archbishop Cosmo Lang 2010-09-06
Movie Hereafter Derek Jacobi 2010-10-22
Movie Joe Maddison's War Mr. Simpson 2010-09-19
Movie Endgame Rudolph Agnew 2009-01-18
Movie Diamonds Piers Denmont 2009-04-04
Movie Morris: A Life with Bells On Quentin Neely 2009-01-09
Series Doctor Who Greatest Moments Himself 2009-08-20
Movie Margot Fred Ashton 2009-11-30
Series Diamonds Unknown 2009-04-05
Movie One of those Days Howard Whittam 2008-01-01
Movie Adam Resurrected Dr. Nathan Gross 2008-08-08
Movie Pompeii and the Roman Villa Narrator 2008-10-19
Movie A Bunch of Amateurs Nigel Dewberry 2008-11-17
Movie Sidney Turtlebaum Sidney Turtlebaum 2008-11-03
Series In the Night Garden Unknown 2007-03-19
Movie The Art of Francis Bacon Derek Jacobi 2007-01-01
Movie Anastezsi Balzer 2007-03-16
Movie The Riddle The Tramp / Charles Dickens 2007-10-14
Movie The Old Curiosity Shop Grandfather 2007-12-26
Movie Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space President 2007-08-20
Movie The Golden Compass Magisterial Emissary 2007-12-04
Movie Guantanamero Guido 2007-11-23
Movie Underworld: Evolution Alexander Corvinus 2006-01-12
Movie Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy Narrator 2006-08-04
Movie Pinochet's Last Stand Senator Augusto Pinochet 2006-03-26
Series Doctor Who Confidential Unknown 2005-03-26
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2005-03-26
Movie Bye Bye Blackbird Lord Dempsey 2005-10-14
Movie Nanny McPhee Mr. Wheen 2005-10-21
Series The Long Firm Lord Edward 'Teddy' Thursby 2004-07-07
Series London Tacitus 2004-05-07
Movie Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004-09-04
Movie Strings Nezo 2004-10-24
Series Agatha Christie's Marple Colonel Protheroe 2004-12-12
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Series Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka The Master (voice) 2003-11-13
Series Henry VIII 2003-10-12
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Gracchus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Two Men Went To War Maj. Merton 2002-01-01
Movie The Gathering Storm Stanley Baldwin 2002-04-22
Movie Inquisition Cardinal Grand Inquisitor 2002-12-22
Series The Jury George Cording QC 2002-02-17
Movie The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi) 2002-04-25
Movie Revengers Tragedy The Duke 2002-08-06
Movie The Making of 'Gosford Park' Himself 2002-06-18
Movie I, Claudius: A Television Epic Self 2002-09-30
Movie Revelation Librarian 2001-04-12
Movie David Macaulay: Mill Times Priam Huntington (voice) 2001-05-06
Movie The Body Father Lavelle 2001-04-13
Movie Gosford Park Probert 2001-11-07
Movie Gladiator Senator Gracchus 2000-05-01
Series Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Unknown 2000-03-18
Movie Up at the Villa Lucky Leadbetter 2000-04-14
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie The Wyvern Mystery Squire Fairfield 2000-10-12
Series Jason and the Argonauts Phineas 2000-05-07
Movie Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Father Leonor Fousnel 1999-03-17
Movie The Chimes Narrator 1999-04-19
Movie Animated Epics: Beowulf Narrator ( voice ) 1998-01-01
Movie Basil Father Frederick 1998-07-22
Movie Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Francis Bacon 1998-09-16
Movie Breaking the Code Alan Turing 1996-09-17
Movie Looking for Richard Himself/Interview 1996-10-11
Movie Hamlet King Claudius 1996-12-25
Movie Achilles Narrator 1995-08-31
Movie David Macaulay: Roman City Marcus Fabricius (voice) 1994-02-15
Series Cadfael Unknown 1994-05-29
Movie The Secret Garden Archibald Craven (voice) 1994-11-05
Series Baseball Voice 1994-09-18
Series Frasier Jackson Hedley 1993-09-16
Movie Aladdin The Magician (voice) 1992-11-16
Movie Dead Again Franklyn Madson 1991-08-23
Movie Discovering Hamlet Himself 1990-01-07
Series The Civil War Various 1990-09-23
Movie The Fool Mr. Frederick / Sir John 1990-12-07
Movie David Macaulay: Pyramid Hordedef (voice) 1989-01-04
Movie The Congress (voice) 1989-03-19
Movie Henry V Chorus 1989-10-05
Movie The Tenth Man The Imposter 1988-12-04
Movie The Secret Garden Archibald Craven 1987-11-30
Movie Little Dorrit Arthur Clennam 1987-12-11
Movie David Macaulay: Cathedral Pierre (voice) 1986-04-30
Movie The Statue of Liberty Unknown 1985-10-26
Movie Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac 1985-07-26
Movie Enigma Kurt Limmer 1982-10-15
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Dom Claude Frollo 1982-02-02
Movie The Secret of NIMH Nicodemus (voice) 1982-06-17
Movie Inside the Third Reich Adolf Hitler 1982-05-09
Movie Charlotte Daberlohn 1981-02-26
Movie The Man Who Went Up in Smoke Unknown 1980-12-25
Movie Hamlet Hamlet 1980-05-25
Series Tales of the Unexpected The Stranger 1979-03-24
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie The Human Factor Arthur Davis 1979-12-18
Movie The Medusa Touch Townley - Publisher 1978-04-13
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Movie Richard II King Richard II 1978-12-10
Movie Philby, Burgess and Maclean Guy Burgess 1977-05-31
Series I, Claudius Claudius 1976-09-20
Series NOVA Voice of Ernest Shackleton 1974-03-03
Series The Pallisers Unknown 1974-01-19
Movie The Odessa File Klaus Wenzer 1974-10-17
Movie Blue Blood Gregory 1974-11-01
Movie The Day of the Jackal Inspector Caron 1973-05-15
Series The Strauss Family Unknown 1972-11-07
Series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1971-09-20
Series Budgie Unknown 1971-04-09
Movie Three Sisters Andrei 1970-04-01
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Don John 1967-01-01
Movie Olivier Talks About Othello Archive Footage 1965-01-01
Movie Othello Cassio 1965-12-15
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24