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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 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
 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
 2007 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Professor Yana
- Utopia (2007) ... Professor Yana
 2006 Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (TV Movie)
Narrator
 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)
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Colonel Anger
- Painkillers (2001) ... Colonel Anger
 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
Jackson Hedley
 2000 Jason and the Argonauts (TV Movie)
Phineas
 2000 The Wyvern Mystery (TV Movie)
Squire Fairfield
 1999 Flora Britannica (TV Series)
Narrator
 1998 Animated Epics: Beowulf (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series)
Master of Ceremonies
- San Francisco Opera Gala Celebration (1997) ... Master of Ceremonies
 1996 Breaking the Code (TV Movie)
Alan Turing
 1996 Witness Against Hitler (TV Movie)
General
 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
 1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths (TV Mini-Series)
Daedalus
 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)
 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
 1980-1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
The Stranger / Drioli
- Stranger in Town (1982) ... The Stranger
- Skin (1980) ... Drioli
 1980 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (TV Movie)
Hamlet
 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
 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
 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 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Gerry
- The Photographer (1968) ... Gerry
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Don John
 1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Eric
- The Fishing Match (1962) ... Eric
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Pericles;" Peter Shaffer's play, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun;" and William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Rupert Frazer, Isla Blair, Willoughby Goddard, Jan Waters, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Derek Jacobi

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's as though you have crossed Niagara on a tightrope 250 times and, on the 251st crossing---vertigo. You are convinced you can't move across the stage without falling over. You go rigid from the knees down. You suddenly wonder, why am I doing this? I knew I'd got to get through a whole season, three spanking parts, and that if I ran away, I would never act on stage again. It was that knowledge ... See more »

Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1985 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." He was also Tony-nominated in the same category in 1988 for "Breaking the Code." See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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