Derek Jacobi

22 Oct 1938


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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Filmography (49 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Tomb Raider
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Mr. Yaffe)
(movie, 2017)
···Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Edward Masterman)
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ross)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Family, Drama
Role: Actor (as The King)
(movie, 2014)
···Grace of Monaco
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Count Fernando D'Aillieres)
(movie, 2014)
···Effie Gray
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Travers Twiss)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Prologue)
(movie, 2011)
···There Be Dragons
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Honorio)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Action, History
Role: Actor (as Cornhill)
(movie, 2010)
7.3The King's Speech
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Archbishop Cosmo Lang)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Piers Denmont)
(movie, 2008)
···Adam Resurrected
Genre: Drama, History, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Dr. Nathan Gross)
(mini-series, 2008)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Piers Denmont (2008))
(movie, 2007)
···The Golden Compass
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Magisterial Emissary)
(movie, 2007)
···The Old Curiosity Shop
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Grandfather)
(movie, 2007)
···The Riddle
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as The Tramp · Charles Dickens)
(movie, 2006)
···Underworld: Evolution
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alexander Corvinus)
(movie, 2006)
···Pinochet in Suburbia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Senator Pinochet)
(movie, 2005)
···Nanny McPhee
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Wheen)
(movie, 2005)
···Bye Bye Blackbird
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lord Dempsey)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nezo)
(movie, 2002)
Role: Actor (as Cardinal Grand Inquisitor)
(movie, 2001)
···Gosford Park
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Probert)
(movie, 2001)
···The Body
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Lavelle)
(movie, 2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Gracchus)
(movie, 2000)
···Jason and the Argonauts
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Phineas)
(movie, 2000)
···The Wyvern Mystery
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Squire Fairfield)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Father Leonor Fouesnel)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Francis Bacon)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Father Frederick)
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as King Claudius)
(movie, 1996)
···Breaking the Code
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Alan Turing)
(movie, 1992)
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as The Magician)
(movie, 1991)
···Dead Again
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor (as Franklyn Madson)
(movie, 1990)
···The Civil War
Role: Actor (as Various)
(movie, 1990)
···The Fool
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Frederick · Sir John)
(movie, 1989)
···Henry V
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Chorus)
(movie, 1988)
···Little Dorrit
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Arthur Clennam)
(movie, 1988)
···The Tenth Man
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as The Imposter)
(movie, 1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kurt Limmer, East German)
(movie, 1982)
···The Secret of NIMH
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nicodemus (voice))
(movie, 1982)
···The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dom Claude Frollo)
(movie, 1979)
···The Human Factor
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Arthur Davis)
(movie, 1978)
···The Medusa Touch
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Townley - Publisher)
(movie, 1978)
···King Richard the Second
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Richard II)
(movie, 1974)
···The Odessa File
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Klaus Wenzer)
(movie, 1973)
···The Day of the Jackal
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Caron)
(movie, 1973)
···Blue Blood
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Gregory)
(movie, 1970)
···Three Sisters
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andrei)