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Derek Jacobi

Knowledge Identifier: +Derek_Jacobi


Derek Jacobi

English actor and stage director add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1938.

Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (11%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: BBC, Donald Sinden, John Gielgud

Linked to: Leyton Sixth Form College, Prospect Theatre Company, Renaissance Theatre Company, Royal Shakespeare Company




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Derek Jacobi was born in 1938 add something


As a result of his performance of "Edward II" at Cambridge he was invited to become a member of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre immediately upon his graduation in 1960 add something


He played Laertes in the National Theatre's inaugural production of "Hamlet" opposite Peter O'Toole in 1963 add something


Olivier cast him as Cassio in the successful National Theatre stage production of "Othello", a role that Jacobi repeated in the 1965 film version add something


On 27 July 1965, Jacobi played Brindsley Miller in the first production of Peter Shaffer's "Black Comedy" add something


Most of his theatrical work in the 1970s was with the touring classical Prospect Theatre Company, with which he undertook many roles, including "Ivanov", "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" and "A Month in the Country" opposite Dorothy Tutin add something


After eight years at the National Theatre, Jacobi left in 1971 to pursue different roles add something


In 1972, he starred in the BBC serial "Man of Straw" and adaptation of Heinrich Mann's book "Der Untertan", directed by Herbert Wise add something


Jacobi was increasingly busy with stage and screen acting, but his big breakthrough came in 1976 when he played the title role in the BBC's series "I, Claudius" add something


Claudius - The series starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius and was broadcast in 1976 on BBC2


In 1978 he appeared in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of "Richard II", with Sir John Gielgud and Dame Wendy Hiller add something


Jon Finch - During 1978-79, Finch played the role of Henry Bolingbroke in the BBC Television Shakespeare productions of "Richard II", "Henry IV, Part I" and "Henry IV, Part II", which featured Derek Jacobi, John_Gielgud, David Gwillim and Anthony Quayle in principal roles


In 1979, thanks to his international popularity, he took " $ Hamlet" on a theatrical world tour through England, Egypt, Greece, Sweden, Australia, Japan and China, playing Prince Hamlet add something


Joop Doderer - In 1979, he played a South African agent, in "The Human Factor", by Otto Preminger, together with Richard Attenborough, Derek Jacobi and John Gielgud


In 1980, Jacobi took the leading role in the BBC's "Hamlet", made his Broadway debut in "The Suicide" , and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company add something


Eric Porter - He played Polonius in a 1980 television production of "Hamlet", made as part of the BBC Shakespeare series, and starring Derek Jacobi in the title role


Grayson Hall - She was in the 1980 US Broadway premiere of The Suicide with Derek Jacobi and appeared opposite Geraldine Page, Carrie Nye and Madeline Sherwood in an Off-Broadway revival of "The Madwoman of Chailot"


Ivan Kamaras - When he was seven, the family acquired a recording of the 1980 BBC production of "Hamlet" starring Derek Jacobi as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius


Alan Wheatley - He played the Abbe in the BBC radio series "The Count of Monte Cristo" with the young Andrew Sachs playing Dantes and the High Lama in the 1981 BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial adaptation of "Lost Horizon" with Derek Jacobi as Hugh Conway


In 1982, he lent his voice to the character of Nicodemus in the animated film, "The Secret of NIMH" add something


In 1986, he made his West End debut in "Breaking the Code" by Hugh Whitemore, with the role of Alan Turing, which was written with Jacobi specifically in mind add something


Mervyn Peake - In 1986, "Mr Pye" was adapted as a four-part Channel 4 miniseries starring Derek Jacobi


In 1988 Jacobi alternated in West End the title roles of Shakespeare's "Richard II" and "Richard III" in repertoire add something


Jacobi continued to play Shakespeare roles, notably in Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film of "Henry V" , and made his directing debut as Branagh's director for the 1988 Renaissance Theatre Company's touring production of "Hamlet", which played at Elsinore and as part of a Renaissance repertory season at the Phoenix Theatre in London add something


The 1990s saw Jacobi keeping on with repertoire stage work in "Kean" at the Old Vic, "Becket" in the West End and "Macbeth" at the RSC in both London and Stratford add something


Cheryl Campbell - She returned to the RSC in the 1992-94 season, playing Lady Macbeth to Derek Jacobi's lead in Noble's controversial production of "Macbeth"; Beatrice-Joanna in "The Changeling"; Mistress Ford in "The Merry Wives of Windsor"; and Natasha in "Misha's Party"


In 1993 Jacobi voiced Mr Jeremy Fisher in The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends add something


Mark Charnock - He starred alongside Derek Jacobi in TV drama "Cadfael" from 1994-1997


Chichester Festival Theatre - He was appointed the joint artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre, with the West End impresario Duncan Weldon in 1995 for a three-year tenure add something


As an actor at Chichester he starred in four plays, including his first "Uncle Vanya" in 1996 add something


Robert Lindsay (actor) - In 1996 he played the title role of "Becket", the play by Jean Anouilh, opposite Derek Jacobi as King Henry II for which he won another Olivier *award


Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon - It was written and directed by John May 1998 bury and stars Derek Jacobi, Daniel_Craig, and Tilda Swinton


Michael Grandage - From 1999 to 2005 he was Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres where his high-profile productions included "Edward II" with Joseph Fiennes, "Richard III" with Kenneth Branagh, "Suddenly Last Summer" with Diana Rigg and Victoria Hamilton, "The Tempest" with Derek Jacobi and "Don Carlos" with Derek Jacobi


Jacobi played the role of Senator Gracchus in "Gladiator" and starred in the 2002 miniseries "The Jury" add something


In 2001 he provided the voice of "Duke Theseus" in "The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream" film add something


In 2001, Jacobi won an Emmy Award by mocking his Shakespearean background in the television sitcom "Frasier" episode "The Show Must Go Off", in which he played the world's "worst" Shakespearean actor: the hammy, loud, untalented Jackson Hedley add something


In 2002, Jacobi toured Australia in "The Hollow Crown" with Sir Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and Dame Diana Rigg add something


Ian Richardson - In 2002 Richardson joined Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Donald Sinden and Dame Diana Rigg in an international tour of "The Hollow Crown"


Janet Suzman - In 2002 she returned to the RSC to perform in a new version of "The Hollow Crown" with Sir Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and Sir Derek Jacobi


In 2003, he was involved with "Scream of the Shalka", a webcast based on the science fiction series "Doctor Who" add something


Also in 2004, he starred as Lord Teddy Thursby in the first of the four-part BBC series "The Long Firm", based on Jake Arnott's novel of the same name add something


In 2004 Jacobi starred in Friedrich Schiller's "Don Carlos" at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, in an acclaimed production, which transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London in January 2005 add something


In 2006, he appeared in the children's movie "Mist", the tale of a sheepdog puppy, he narrated this movie add something


In March 2006, BBC Two broadcast "Pinochet in Suburbia", a docudrama about former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the attempts to extradite him from Great_Britain; Jacobi played the leading role add something


In March 2006, four months after civil partnerships were introduced in the United Kingdom, Jacobi registered his civil partnership with Richard Clifford add something


He played Nell's grandfather in &ITV (ITV_(TV_network))'s Christmas 2007 adaptation of "The Old Curiosity Shop", and returned to the stage to play Malvolio in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" for the Donmar Warehouse at Wyndham's Theatre in London add something


In 2007, Jacobi and fellow Shakespearean actor and director Mark Rylance initiated a "Declaration of Reasonable Doubt" on the authorship of Shakespeare's work, to encourage new research into the question add something


In March 2007, the BBC's children's programme "In the Night Garden" started its run of one hundred episodes, with Jacobi as the narrator add something


In September 2007, it was released in the U.S., retitled "Pinochet's Last Stand" add something


Julie Cox - In 2007, Cox was the female lead in "The Riddle" alongside Vinnie Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Vanessa Redgrave


Raphael Smith - In 2008 Smith wrote the film "Sidney Turtlebaum" starring Derek Jacobi, which was nominated for best short film at the 2009 British Independent Film Awards and shortlisted for a 2010 Academy Award for the category best short film


Imelda Staunton - Recent film roles include the 2008 movie "A Bunch of Amateurs", in which she starred alongside Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond, and the character of Sonia Teichberg in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"


Zubin Varla - In 2009 he starred in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as Feste alongside Derek Jacobi


Christine Edzard - The studios include the Rotherhithe Picture Research Library, a free resource for the general public, and the building was *awarded a Blue Plaque in 2009, unveiled in January that year by Derek Jacobi


Sarah Douglas - A second play, with Derek Jacobi, aired on 13 March 2009 on Radio 4


In 2010 he returned to "I, Claudius", as Augustus in a radio adaptation add something


Anthony Andrews - Andrews appeared as Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin in the 2010 film "The King's Speech", for which he won a SAG *award along with Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Guy_Pearce, Geoffrey Rush and Timothy Spall


In 2011, Jacobi accepted a role in the film "Anonymous", about the Oxfordian theory, starring Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave add something


In 2011, he was part of a medieval epic, "Ironclad", which starred James Purefoy and Paul Giamatti, as the ineffectual Reginald de Cornhill, castellan of Rochester castle add something


In May 2011 he reprised this role at the Brooklyn Academy of Music add something


Dakota Fanning - In the fall of 2011, Fanning played the starring role in "Effie", directed by Richard Laxton, written and co-starred by Emma Thompson, with Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi and Claudia Cardinale


Anne Reid - In 2012 Reid will star as Celia alongside Derek Jacobi as Alan in a six-part BBC romantic comedy-drama series, "Last Tango in Halifax"


Sarah Lancashire - In November 2012, she appeared alongside Derek Jacobi, Anne_Reid and Nicola Walker, in the BBC original drama "Last Tango in Halifax"


In 2013, Jacobi starred with Ian McKellen as a bickering gay couple in the &ITV (ITV_(TV_network)) sitcom "Vicious" add something


On August 23, 2013; the show was renewed for a six-episode second season which is due to begin airing sometime in late 2014 add something


The show ended in December 2016, with a Christmas special add something


Murder on the Orient Express - On 29 September 2016, the studio released a press release announcing much of the cast, including Johnny Depp as Mr. Ratchett, Michelle Pfeiffer as Mrs. Hubbard, Dame Judi Dench as Princess Dragomiroff, Sir Derek Jacobi as Edward Masterman, Leslie Odom Jr. as Dr. Constantine, Daisy Ridley as Mary Debenham, Lucy Boynton as Countess Andrenyi, Tom Bateman as M. Bouc, and Michael Peña as Marquez


In 2017, Jacobi again portrayed The Master in a box set for Big Finish Productions, entitled "The War Master" add something