Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi

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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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YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018Tomb RaiderMr. Yaffe2018-03-16
2018StrattonRoss2018-01-05
2017A Christmas Carol Goes WrongScrooge2017-12-30
2017Murder on the Orient ExpressEdward Masterman2017-11-10
2016The History of LoveLéo Gursky2016-11-09
2016Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live: Romeo and JulietMercrutio2016-07-07
2015CinderellaThe King2015-03-13
2014Effie GrayTravers Twiss2014-12-09
2014Grace of MonacoCount Fernando D'Aillieres2014-06-06
2013Fifty Years on StageClaudius/Spooner2013-11-02
2013Muse of FireHimself2013-09-26
2012Last Will & TestamentHimself2012-10-23
2012The Halloween KidNarrator2012-07-29
2012Jail Caesar2012-06-28
2011AnonymousPrologue2011-10-28
2011Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)Narrator (voice2011-09-24
2011IroncladCornhill2011-07-08
2011There Be DragonsHonorio2011-05-06
2011National Theatre Live: King LearKing Lear2011-02-03
2010HereafterDerek Jacobi2010-10-22
2010Joe Maddison's WarMr. Simpson2010-09-19
2010The King's SpeechArchbishop Cosmo Lang2010-09-06
2009MargotFred Ashton2009-11-30
2009DiamondsPiers Denmont2009-04-04
2009EndgameRudolph Agnew2009-01-18
2008Adam ResurrectedDr. Nathan Gross2008-12-12
2008A Bunch of AmateursNigel Dewberry2008-11-17
2008Sidney TurtlebaumSidney Turtlebaum2008-11-03
2008One of those DaysHoward Whittam2008-01-01
2007The Old Curiosity ShopGrandfather2007-12-26
2007The Golden CompassMagisterial Emissary2007-12-07
2007GuantanameroGuido2007-11-23
2007The RiddleThe Tramp / Charles Dickens2007-10-14
2007Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in SpacePresident2007-08-20
2007AnastezsiBalzer2007-03-16
2006Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog PuppyNarrator2006-12-25
2006Pinochet's Last StandSenator Augusto Pinochet2006-03-26
2006Underworld: EvolutionAlexander Corvinus2006-01-20
2005Nanny McPheeMr. Wheen2005-10-21
2005Bye Bye BlackbirdLord Dempsey2005-10-14
2004Miss Marple: The Murder at the VicarageColonel Protheroe2004-12-19
2004StringsNezo2004-10-24
2004Two Men Went To WarMaj. Merton2004-03-12
2003Henry VIIINarrator (voice) (uncredited)2003-10-12
2003Broadway: The Golden AgeHimself2003-01-01
2002InquisitionCardinal Grand Inquisitor2002-12-22
2002Revengers TragedyThe Duke2002-08-06
2002The Diaries of Vaslav NijinskyNijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi)2002-04-25
2002The Gathering StormStanley Baldwin2002-04-22
2002Ultimate Fights from the MoviesGracchus (Gladiator) (archive footage)2002-04-16
2001Gosford ParkProbert2001-12-26
2001The BodyFather Lavelle2001-12-20
2001RevelationLibrarian2001-04-12
2000Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings2000-12-25
2000The Wyvern MysterySquire Fairfield2000-10-12
2000Up at the VillaLucky Leadbetter2000-05-05
2000GladiatorGracchus2000-05-01
1999The ChimesNarrator1999-04-19
1998Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis BaconFrancis Bacon1998-09-16
1998Animated Epics: BeowulfNarrator ( voice )1998-01-01
1997Cadfael: St. Peter's FairBrother Cadfael1997-08-19
1996HamletKing Claudius1996-12-25
1996AchillesNarrator1996-10-28
1996Looking for RichardHimself/Interview1996-10-11
1996Breaking the CodeAlan Turing1996-09-17
1996Cadfael: A Morbid Taste for BonesBrother Cadfael1996-08-25
1996Cadfael: The Devil's NoviceBrother Cadfael1996-08-18
1994The Secret GardenArchibald Craven (voice)1994-11-05
1992AladdinThe Magician (voice)1992-11-16
1991Dead AgainFranklyn Madson1991-08-23
1990The FoolMr. Frederick / Sir John1990-12-07
1990Discovering HamletHimself1990-01-07
1989Henry VChorus1989-10-06
1988The Tenth ManThe Imposter1988-12-04
1988Little DorritArthur Clennam1988-03-25
1987The Secret GardenArchibald Craven1987-11-30
1986David Macaulay: CathedralPierre (voice)1986-01-01
1985Cyrano de BergeracCyrano de Bergerac1985-07-26
1983EnigmaKurt Limmer1983-01-28
1982The Secret of NIMHNicodemus (voice)1982-07-02
1982Inside the Third ReichAdolf Hitler1982-05-09
1982The Hunchback of Notre DameDom Claude Frollo1982-02-04
1980The Man Who Went Up in Smoke1980-12-25
1980HamletHamlet1980-05-25
1979The Human FactorArthur Davis1979-12-18
1978Richard IIKing Richard II1978-12-10
1978The Medusa TouchTownley - Publisher1978-04-14
1977Philby, Burgess and MacleanGuy Burgess1977-05-31
1974The Odessa FileKlaus Wenzer1974-10-18
1973The Day of the JackalCaron1973-05-15
1973Blue BloodGregory1973-01-01
1970Three SistersAndrei1970-04-01
1967Much Ado About NothingDon John1967-01-01
1965OthelloCassio1965-12-15
1970The Man Who Tried to Steal an IslandNarrator
1970Tolkien