Knowledge Identifier: +Derek_Jacobi
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1938.
Countries: United Kingdom (57%), United States (11%), (8%)
Linked to: Leyton Sixth Form College, Prospect Theatre Company, Renaissance Theatre Company, Royal Shakespeare Company
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
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"
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
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"
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
Mervyn Peake - In 1986, "Mr Pye" was adapted as a four-part Channel 4 miniseries starring Derek Jacobi
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
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
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
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
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
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"
In 2013, Jacobi starred with Ian McKellen as a bickering gay couple in the &ITV (ITV_(TV_network)) sitcom "Vicious"
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