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Derek Jacobi

1938-10-22 Leytonstone, London, England

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


Allelujah 2022-09-10
A Bird Flew In David 2022-09-30
Pearl Islands Self 2022-09-10
Albert Speer und der Traum von Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2021-05-03
Say Your Prayers Father Enoch 2021-04-02
Come Away Mr. Brown 2020-11-12
The Host Dr. Hobson 2020-01-17
Muse The Lawyer 2019-10-18
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi Lord Palmerston 2019-11-15
Tolkien Professor Joseph Wright 2019-05-03
Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Claudius 2019-07-26
Tomb Raider Mr. Yaffe 2018-03-05
Nothing Is Truer than Truth 2018-04-29
A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Scrooge 2017-12-30
Murder on the Orient Express Edward Masterman 2017-11-03
Stratton Ross 2017-07-06
Celebration of the Tercentenary of the Founding of The Premier Grand Lodge 2017-10-31
Mischief at Christmas: Peter Pan Goes Wrong & A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Scrooge/Himself 2017-12-30
Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet Mercutio 2016-07-07
The History of Love Léo Gursky 2016-11-09
Cinderella King 2015-03-12
Venom Narrator 2015-08-04
Grace of Monaco Count Fernando D'Aillieres 2014-04-22
Effie Gray Travers Twiss 2014-03-08
Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage Claudius/Spooner 2013-11-02
Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Narrator (voice) 2013-01-01
Last Will. & Testament Himself 2012-10-23
Jail Caesar 2012-06-28
The Halloween Kid Narrator 2012-07-29
Anonymous Prologue 2011-10-21
Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) Narrator (voice) 2011-09-24
Ironclad Cornhill 2011-03-03
National Theatre Live: King Lear King Lear 2011-02-03
My Week with Marilyn Sir Owen Morshead 2011-11-23
There Be Dragons Honorio 2011-03-25
Joe Maddison's War Mr. Simpson 2010-09-19
Hereafter Derek Jacobi 2010-10-22
The King's Speech Archbishop Cosmo Lang 2010-11-26
Diamonds Piers Denmont 2009-04-04
Endgame Rudolph Agnew 2009-01-18
Margot Fred Ashton 2009-11-30
Morris: A Life with Bells On Quentin Neely 2009-01-09
Charles Dickens's England Himself - Presenter 2009-07-24
Adam Resurrected Dr. Nathan Gross 2008-08-08
A Bunch of Amateurs Nigel Dewberry 2008-11-17
Sidney Turtlebaum Sidney Turtlebaum 2008-11-03
One of those Days Howard Whittam 2008-01-01
Pompeii and the Roman Villa Narrator 2008-10-19
The Old Curiosity Shop Grandfather 2007-12-26
Arritmia Guido 2007-11-23
Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space President 2007-08-20
Anastezsi Balzer 2007-03-16
The Golden Compass Magisterial Emissary 2007-12-04
The Riddle The Tramp / Charles Dickens 2007-10-14
The Art of Francis Bacon Derek Jacobi 2007-01-01
Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy Narrator 2006-08-04
Underworld: Evolution Alexander Corvinus 2006-01-12
Pinochet in Suburbia Senator Augusto Pinochet 2006-03-26
Bye Bye Blackbird Lord Dempsey 2005-10-14
Nanny McPhee Mr. Wheen 2005-10-21
Strings Nezo (voice) 2004-10-24
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Other Voices (voice) 2004-09-04
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
I, Claudius: A Television Epic Self 2002-09-30
Inquisition Cardinal Grand Inquisitor 2002-12-22
Ultimate Fights from the Movies Gracchus (Gladiator) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
The Making of 'Gosford Park' Self 2002-06-18
The Gathering Storm Stanley Baldwin 2002-04-22
Two Men Went To War Maj. Merton 2002-01-01
The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi) 2002-04-25
Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On Mr. Operatski (voice) 2002-11-30
Revengers Tragedy The Duke 2002-08-06
The Body Father Lavelle 2001-04-13
Gosford Park Probert 2001-11-07
Revelation Librarian 2001-04-12
David Macaulay: Mill Times Priam Huntington (voice) 2001-05-06
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Up at the Villa Lucky Leadbetter 2000-04-14
Gladiator Gracchus 2000-05-04
The Wyvern Mystery Squire Fairfield 2000-10-12
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien Father Leonor Fousnel 1999-03-17
The Chimes Narrator 1999-04-19
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Francis Bacon 1998-09-16
Animated Epics: Beowulf Narrator ( voice ) 1998-01-01
Basil Father Frederick 1998-07-22
Breaking the Code Alan Turing 1996-09-17
Circle of Deceit Randal 1996-12-12
Hamlet King Claudius 1996-12-25
Looking for Richard Self / Interview 1996-10-11
Achilles Narrator 1995-08-31
The Secret Garden Archibald Craven (voice) 1994-11-05
David Macaulay: Roman City Marcus Fabricius (voice) 1994-02-15
Aladdin The Magician (voice) 1992-11-16
Dead Again Franklyn Madson 1991-08-23
Discovering Hamlet Himself 1990-01-07
The Fool Mr. Frederick / Sir John 1990-12-07
David Macaulay: Pyramid Hordedef (voice) 1989-01-04
The Congress (voice) 1989-03-19
Henry V Chorus 1989-10-05
The Tenth Man The Imposter 1988-12-04
The Secret Garden Archibald Craven 1987-11-30
Little Dorrit Arthur Clennam 1987-12-11
David Macaulay: Cathedral Pierre (voice) 1986-04-30
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac 1985-07-26
The Statue of Liberty 1985-10-26
The Secret of NIMH Nicodemus (voice) 1982-06-17
Enigma Kurt Limmer 1982-10-15
Stranger in Town The Stranger 1982-05-23
Inside the Third Reich Adolf Hitler 1982-05-09
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Dom Claude Frollo 1982-02-02
Charlotte Daberlohn 1981-02-26
Hamlet Hamlet 1980-05-25
Der Mann, der sich in Luft auflöste Martin Beck 1980-12-25
The Human Factor Arthur Davis 1979-12-18
Mysterious Castles of Clay Narrator 1978-01-01
The Medusa Touch Townley - Publisher 1978-04-13
Richard II King Richard II 1978-12-10
Philby, Burgess and Maclean Guy Burgess 1977-05-31
The Odessa File Klaus Wenzer 1974-10-17
Blue Blood Gregory 1974-11-01
The Day of the Jackal Inspector Caron 1973-05-15
Three Sisters Andrei 1970-04-01
Much Ado About Nothing Don John 1967-01-01
Olivier Talks About Othello Archive Footage 1965-01-01
Othello Cassio 1965-12-15
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Coronation Street: Queens of the Street Himself
The Man Who Tried to Steal an Island Narrator