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Derek Jacobi


Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, Jacobi's firm place in theatre history centers ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Effie Gray
Travers Twiss
 2014 Grace of Monaco
Count Fernando D'Aillieres
 2014 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Robunce Barnatty
- Population 791 (2014) ... Robunce Barnatty
 2012-2013 Last Tango in Halifax (TV Series)
Alan
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... Alan
- Episode #2.5 (2013) ... Alan
- Episode #2.4 (2013) ... Alan
- Episode #2.3 (2013) ... Alan
- Episode #2.2 (2013) ... Alan
 2011-2013 National Theatre Live (TV Series)
Claudius / Spooner / King Lear
- 50 Years on Stage (2013) ... Claudius / Spooner
- King Lear (2011) ... King Lear
 2013 The Man Who Tried to Steal an Island (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Cloud Cuckoo Land
Victor
 2012 Jail Caesar
Sulla
 2011 The Halloween Kid (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2011/I Anonymous
Prologue
 2011 Ironclad
Baron Reginald de Cornhill
 2011 Capture Anthologies: The Dimensions of Self
President (segment "Airlock or how to say goodbye in space")
 2010 Joe Maddison's War (TV Movie)
Mr. Simpson
 2009 Margot (TV Movie)
Fred Ashton
 2009 Masterpiece Contemporary (TV Series)
- Endgame (2009)
 2007-2009 Mist: Sheepdog Tales (TV Series)
Narrator / Lord Henry
- The End of the Tail (2009) ... Narrator
- A Piece of Cake (2009) ... Narrator
- Dognapped (2009) ... Narrator / Lord Henry
- Storm Exodus (2009) ... Narrator
- A Load of Rubbish (2009) ... Narrator
 2009 Diamonds (TV Movie)
Piers Denmont
 2009/I Endgame
Rudolph Agnew
 2009 Morris: A Life with Bells On
Quentin Neely
 2008 One of Those Days (Short)
Howard
 2008 A Bunch of Amateurs
Nigel Dewberry
 2008 Sidney Turtlebaum (Short)
Sidney Turtlebaum
 2008 Adam Resurrected
Dr. Nathan Gross
 2007 Ghostly Business (Short)
Ghost Under Sheet (unconfirmed)
 2007 Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space (Short)
President
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Professor Yana
- Utopia (2007) ... Professor Yana
 2007 Anastezsi
Balzer
 2007 Guantanamero
Guido / Commander
 2006 Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2006 Underworld: Evolution
Corvinus (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
 2005 Nanny McPhee
Mr. Wheen
 2005 Project Huxley (Short)
Huxley (voice)
 2005 Bye Bye Blackbird
Lord Dempsey
 2004 Strings
Nezo (English version, voice)
 2004 London (TV Movie)
Tacitus
 2003 Mr. Ambassador (TV Movie)
Hugo Vickers
 2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (TV Mini-Series)
The Master
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... The Master (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... The Master (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... The Master (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... The Master (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... The Master (voice)
 2003 Henry VIII (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Angelina Ballerina (TV Series)
Mr. Operatski
- The Proposal (2003) ... Mr. Operatski (voice)
 2002 The Dinosaur Hunters (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2002 Inquisition (TV Movie)
Cardinal Grand Inquisitor
 2002 Angelina Ballerina: The Show Must Go On (TV Movie)
Mr. Operatski (voice)
 2002 Two Men Went to War
Maj. Merton
 2002 Night's Noontime (Short)
Richard Dadd
 2002 Revengers Tragedy
The Duke
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Colonel Anger
- Painkillers (2001) ... Colonel Anger
 2001 Revelation
Librarian
 2001 Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky
Nijinsky (voice, as Sir Derek Jacobi)
 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
Jackson Hedley
 2001 The Body
Father Lavelle
 2001 On Wings of Fire
Narrator
 2000 Wilfred (Short)
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Movie)
Phineas
 2000 The Wyvern Mystery (TV Movie)
Squire Fairfield
 1999 Flora Britannica (TV Series)
Narrator
 1999 The Chimes (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 Molokai
Father Leonor Fouesnel
 1998 Animated Epics: Beowulf (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Basil
Father Frederick
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series)
Master of Ceremonies
- San Francisco Opera Gala Celebration (1997) ... Master of Ceremonies
 1996 Hamlet
Claudius
 1996 Breaking the Code (TV Movie)
Alan Turing
 1996 Witness Against Hitler (TV Movie)
General
 1995 Achilles (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1994 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Archibald Craven
- The Secret Garden (1994) ... Archibald Craven (voice, as Sir Derek Jacobi)
 1993 Circle of Deceit (TV Movie)
Randal
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
George Salisbury
- The Vision Thing (1993) ... George Salisbury
 1992/I Aladdin (Video)
The Magician (voice)
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Daedalus
 1990 The Fool
Mr. Frederick / Sir John
 1990 The Civil War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Various
- War Is All Hell (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990) ... Various (voice)
- The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990) ... Various (voice)
 1989 Henry V
Chorus
 1988 The Tenth Man (TV Movie)
The Imposter
 1988 David Macaulay: Pyramid (TV Movie)
Hordedef (voice)
 1987 The Secret Garden (TV Movie)
Archibald Craven
 1986 Mr Pye (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Pye
- The Perjured Soul (1986) ... Mr. Pye
- The First Martyr (1986) ... Mr. Pye
- Preparing the Way (1986) ... Mr. Pye
 1983 Enigma
Kurt Limmer, East German
 1982 The Secret of NIMH
Nicodemus (voice)
 1980-1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
The Stranger / Drioli
- Stranger in Town (1982) ... The Stranger
- Skin (1980) ... Drioli
 1981 Charlotte
Daberlohn
 1980 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (TV Movie)
Hamlet
 1979 The Human Factor
Arthur Davis
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Freddie Fenton
- The Bounty Hunter (1979) ... Freddie Fenton
 1978 Richard II (TV Movie)
Richard II
 1978 Tycoon (TV Series)
Timothy West
- What Price a Life (1978) ... Timothy West
 1978 The Medusa Touch
Publisher
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Series)
Claudius
- Old King Log (1976) ... Claudius
- Fool's Luck (1976) ... Claudius
- Hail Who? (1976) ... Claudius
- Zeus, by Jove! (1976) ... Claudius
 1975 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Bertram Braddle
- Elizabeth (1975) ... Bertram Braddle
 1974 Markheim (TV Movie)
Markheim
 1974 Blueblood
Gregory
 1974 The Odessa File
Klaus Wenzer
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
William Drew
- The Secret of the Foxhunter (1973) ... William Drew
 1972 The Strauss Family (TV Mini-Series)
Josef Lanner
- Emilie (1972) ... Josef Lanner
- Anna (1972) ... Josef Lanner
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Herbert Fletcher
- Do Me a Favour (1972) ... Herbert Fletcher
 1968 Interlude
Paul
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Gerry
- The Photographer (1968) ... Gerry
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Don John
 1965 Othello
Cassio
 1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Eric
- The Fishing Match (1962) ... Eric
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Other Works:

He acted in George Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officer," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Max Adrian, Michael Turner, Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, John Stride, Mike Gambon, Mary Miller, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. William Gaskill was ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Sir Derek Jacobi

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've now been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. We just went to the registry office, signed a bit of paper and it was all over. We didn't have a bit party, but we had twenty-five friends to lunch. It was very quiet though, all over in a morning. - On his civil partnership ceremony See more »

Trivia:

He and Laurence Olivier are the only actors to have received both a Danish and a British Knighthood. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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