Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% Stratton (2017)

Birthday: Oct 22, 1938

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England, UK

One of the United Kingdom's most revered classical stage actors, Sir Derek Jacobi also enjoyed an astoundingly prolific career as a versatile character performer in both film and television. Handpicked to cofound Britain's National Theatre Company by Sir Laurence Olivier in 1963, he gained notice in Shakespearean classics such as "Hamlet" and "Othello" before segueing to feature films like "Day of the Jackal" (1973) and "The Odessa File" (1974). Jacobi's profile rose considerably with his career-making turn as "I, Claudius" (PBS, 1977), soon followed by his chilling embodiment of history's most reviled dictator in "Inside the Third Reich" (ABC, 1982). As an actor and public figure, his honors were numerous, including a Tony Award, Emmys, the Laurence Olivier Award, and a British knighthood in 1994. Other notable efforts on television, film and stage included his run as the 12th-century monk detective "Cadfael" (PBS, 1995-99), performing as a member of the award-winning ensemble cast of "The King's Speech" (2010) and what some called the definitive portrayal of "King Lear" on the London stage in 2011. Whether it was redefining another of Shakespeare's iconic characters, portraying a well-known historical figure, or creating a completely original performance for a modern work, Jacobi approached each role armed with classic training, fresh ideas and an indefatigable creative energy.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 78% The Host Dr. Hobson (Character) - 2020
29% 34% Come Away Mr. Brown (Character) $106.1K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say Your Prayers Father Enoch (Character) - 2020
50% 71% Tolkien Professor Wright (Character) $4.5M 2019
69% 60% Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Claudius (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muse The Lawyer (Character) - 2019
28% 78% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi Lord Palmerston (Character) $174.1K 2019
51% 55% Tomb Raider Mr. Yaffe (Character) $57.3M 2018
0% 19% Stratton Ross (Character) - 2017
60% 53% Murder on the Orient Express Edward Henry Masterman (Character) $101.5M 2017
No Score Yet 62% The History of Love Léo Gursky (Character) - 2016
83% 78% Cinderella King (Character) $201.2M 2015
9% 24% Grace of Monaco Count Fernando D'Aillieres (Character) - 2014
42% 39% Effie Gray Travers Twiss (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jail Caesar Sulla (Character) - 2012
12% 54% There Be Dragons Honorio (Character) $1.1M 2011
83% 71% My Week With Marilyn Sir Owen Morshead (Character) $85.3K 2011
42% 41% Ironclad Cornhill (Character) - 2011
45% 53% Anonymous Prologue (Character) $4.5M 2011
94% 92% The King's Speech Archbishop Cosmo Lang (Character) $138.8M 2010
47% 38% Hereafter Self $32.7M 2010
No Score Yet 71% Joe Maddison's War Mr. Simpson (Character) - 2010
71% 58% Endgame Agnew (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 67% Hippie Hippie Shake Judge (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 59% Morris: A Life with Bells On Quentin Neely (Character) - 2009
23% 38% Charles Dickens's England Self - 2009
No Score Yet 67% Margot Fred Ashton (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 43% A Bunch of Amateurs Nigel (Character) - 2008
35% 44% Adam Resurrected Dr. Nathan Gross (Character) - 2008
42% 51% The Golden Compass Magisterial Emissary (Character) $70.1M 2007
No Score Yet 20% The Riddle Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 43% The Old Curiosity Shop Grandfather (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 41% Guantanamero Guido/Commander (Character) - 2007
17% 72% Underworld: Evolution Alexander Corvinus (Character) $62.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinochet's Last Stand Senator Pinochet (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy Narrator - 2006
73% 64% Nanny McPhee Mr. Wheen (Character) $47.1M 2005
No Score Yet 33% Bye Bye Blackbird Lord Dempsey (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage Unknown (Character) - 2004
80% 83% Strings Nezo (Voice) - 2004
60% 76% Revengers Tragedy The Duke (Character) - 2002
59% 71% Two Men Went to War Maj. Merton (Character) $150K 2002
83% 82% The Gathering Storm Stanley Baldwin (Character) - 2002
13% 44% The Body Father Lavelle (Character) $33.6K 2001
86% 78% Gosford Park Probert (Character) $41.3M 2001
60% 55% The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Nijinsky (Character) $55.1K 2001
No Score Yet 18% Revelation Librarian (Character) - 2001
77% 87% Gladiator Gracchus (Character) $187.7M 2000
46% 36% Up at the Villa Lucky Leadbetter (Character) $2.9M 2000
No Score Yet 18% The Wyvern Mystery Squire Fairfield (Character) - 2000
63% 76% Molokai Father Leonor Fouesnel (Character) - 1999
68% 61% Love Is the Devil: Study of a Portrait of Francis Bacon Francis Bacon (Character) $343K 1998
0% 46% Basil Father Frederick (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Witness Against Hitler General (Character) - 1996
95% 90% Hamlet Claudius (Character) $4.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Garden Archibald Craven (Voice) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Circle of Deceit Randal (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 82% Breaking the Code Alan Turing (Character) - 1992
83% 77% Dead Again Franklyn Madson (Character) $35.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fool Mr. Frederick/Sir John (Character) - 1990
100% 89% Henry V Chorus (Character) $10.2M 1989
No Score Yet 71% Little Dorrit Part Two: Little Dorrit's Story Arthur Clennam (Character) $644.6K 1988
No Score Yet 60% The Tenth Man The Imposter (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 88% Little Dorrit Part One: Nobody's Fault Arthur Clennam (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 78% The Secret Garden Archibald Craven (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Dom Claude Frollo (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 67% Inside the Third Reich Adolf Hitler (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 28% Enigma Kurt Limmer (Character) - 1982
93% 85% The Secret of NIMH Nicodemus (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Hamlet (Character) - 1980
33% 23% The Human Factor Arthur Davis (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Richard the Second Richard II (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 73% The Medusa Touch Townley (Character) - 1978
64% 64% The Odessa File Klaus Wenzer (Character) - 1974
89% 88% The Day of the Jackal Caron (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Blood Gregory (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 32% Three Sisters Andrei (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Interlude Paul (Character) - 1968
82% 64% Othello Cassio (Character) - 1965

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost Pirate Kingdom Unknown (Character) 2021
94% 94% Last Tango in Halifax Alan Buttershaw (Character) 2020 2012-2016
87% 77% Les Misérables Bishop (Character) 2018
100% 99% Inside No. 9 Dennis Fulcher (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 94% Vicious Stuart (Character) 2015-2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Guest 2014
85% 84% The Borgias Cardinal Orsini (Character) 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Titanic: Blood and Steel Lord Pirrie (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Night Garden Narrator 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds Piers Denmont (Character) 2009
92% 69% Doctor Who Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2003
93% 95% Frasier Jackson Hedley (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cadfael Unknown (Character) 1994-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Storyteller: Greek Myths Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982 1980
100% 90% I, Claudius Claudius (Character) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes William Drew (Character) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jason and the Argonauts Unknown (Character)

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