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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 series The Strauss Family
Latest Project:
Movie Come Away 2020-03-06
Known For
Poster of Orange Days
Poster of Hamlet
Poster of Henry V
Poster of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Series The Strauss Family Unknown 2021
Movie Come Away Mr. Brown 2020-03-06
Movie The Host Dr. Hobson 2020-01-17
Movie Tolkien Professor Wright 2019-05-03
Movie Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Claudius 2019-07-26
Series The I-Land Alan Turing 2019-09-12
Movie Tomb Raider Mr. Yaffe 2018-03-05
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Edward Masterman 2017-11-03
Movie A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Scrooge 2017-12-30
Movie The History of Love Léo Gursky 2016-11-09
Series Medici: Masters of Florence Cosimo de' Medici 2016-10-18
Movie Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: Romeo and Juliet Mercrutio 2016-07-07
Movie Cinderella The King 2015-03-12
Movie Effie Gray Travers Twiss 2014-03-08
Movie Grace of Monaco Count Fernando D'Aillieres 2014-05-14
Movie Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene 2013-01-01
Series Crossing Lines Archibald Craven 2013-08-22
Movie National Theatre Live: Fifty Years on Stage Claudius/Spooner 2013-11-02
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie Jail Caesar 2012-06-28
Series Chicago Fire Unknown 2012-10-10
Series Last Tango in Halifax Alan 2012-11-20
Movie Last Will. & Testament Himself 2012-10-23
Movie Ironclad Cornhill 2011-03-03
Movie There Be Dragons Honorio 2011-03-25
Movie The Decoy Bride Lord Pirrie 2011-06-06
Movie Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) Narrator (voice) 2011-09-24
Movie Anonymous Prologue 2011-10-21
Series Hakuoki -Demon Of The Fleeting Blossom- Narrator 2010-04-03
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 Morris: A Life with Bells On Quentin Neely 2009-01-09
Movie Margot Fred Ashton 2009-11-30
Movie Diamonds Piers Denmont 2009-04-04
Movie Endgame Rudolph Agnew 2009-01-18
Movie Adam Resurrected Dr. Nathan Gross 2008-08-08
Movie A Bunch of Amateurs Nigel Dewberry 2008-11-17
Series In the Night Garden 2007-03-19
Movie Anastezsi Balzer 2007-03-16
Movie Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space President 2007-08-20
Movie Devil Girl 2007-10-05
Movie The Old Curiosity Shop Grandfather 2007-12-26
Movie Guantanamero Guido 2007-11-23
Movie The Riddle The Tramp / Charles Dickens 2007-10-14
Movie Detective Story 2007-09-29
Movie Underworld: Evolution Alexander Corvinus 2006-01-12
Series Princess Hours Probert 2006-01-11
Movie Children of Men Various 2006-09-22
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 Nanny McPhee Mr. Wheen 2005-10-21
Movie Bye Bye Blackbird Lord Dempsey 2005-10-14
Series Orange Days Magisterial Emissary 2004-04-11
Series Fergus McPhail Squire Fairfield 2004-01-02
Movie The Long Firm Lord Edward 'Teddy' Thursby 2004-07-07
Movie Strings Nezo 2004-10-24
Movie Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004-09-04
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Himself 2003-01-01
Series Henry VIII 2003-10-12
Movie Henry VIII Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 2003-10-12
Series The Jury George Cording QC 2002-02-17
Movie Two Men Went To War Maj. Merton 2002-01-01
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Gracchus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Revengers Tragedy The Duke 2002-08-06
Movie The Gathering Storm Stanley Baldwin 2002-04-22
Movie The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi) 2002-04-25
Movie Jason and the Argonauts Phineas 2001-01-07
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
Series Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Unknown 2000-03-18
Movie Up at the Villa Lucky Leadbetter 2000-04-14
Series Jason and the Argonauts Phineas 2000-05-07
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Gladiator Senator Gracchus: 2000-05-01
Movie Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Father Leonor Fousnel 1999-03-17
Movie Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Francis Bacon 1998-09-16
Movie Animated Epics: Beowulf Narrator ( voice ) 1998-01-01
Movie Cadfael: St. Peter's Fair Brother Cadfael 1997-08-19
Movie Hamlet King Claudius 1996-12-25
Movie Looking for Richard Himself/Interview 1996-10-11
Movie While You Were Sleeping Tacitus 1995-04-21
Movie David Macaulay: Roman City Marcus Fabricius (voice) 1994-02-15
Series Cadfael 1994-05-29
Series Baseball Voice 1994-09-18
Movie The Secret Garden Archibald Craven (voice) 1994-11-05
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie Aladdin The Magician (voice) 1992-11-16
Movie Dead Again Franklyn Madson 1991-08-23
Movie The Fool Mr. Frederick / Sir John 1990-12-07
Movie The Civil War Various 1990-09-23
Movie Discovering Hamlet Himself 1990-01-07
Movie David Macaulay: Pyramid Hordedef (voice) 1989-01-04
Movie Henry V Chorus 1989-10-05
Movie The Congress (voice) 1989-03-19
Movie The Tenth Man The Imposter 1988-12-04
Series Knightwatch Townley - Publisher 1988-11-11
Movie Little Dorrit Arthur Clennam 1987-12-11
Movie David Macaulay: Cathedral Pierre (voice) 1986-04-30
Movie The Rose King Stuart Bixby 1986-03-03
Movie Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac 1985-07-26
Movie Heart Like a Wheel The Master (voice) 1983-04-01
Series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Kurt Limmer 1983-11-11
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Dom Claude Frollo 1982-02-02
Movie Britannia Hospital Unknown 1982-05-27
Movie The Secret of NIMH Nicodemus (voice) 1982-06-17
Movie The Man Who Went Up in Smoke 1980-12-25
Movie Hamlet Hamlet 1980-05-25
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie The Human Factor Arthur Davis 1979-12-18
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
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
Movie I, Claudius Claudius 1976-09-20
Series I, Claudius Claudius 1976-09-20
Movie The Odessa File Klaus Wenzer 1974-10-17
Series The Pallisers 1974-01-19
Movie Blue Blood Gregory 1973-01-01
Movie The Day of the Jackal Inspector Caron 1973-05-15
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1971-09-20
Series Budgie Unknown 1971-04-09
Movie Three Sisters Andrei 1970-04-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Mannequin 1938-01-21
Movie The Avenging Conscience: or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' Lord Edward 'Teddy' Thursby 1914-08-02