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Derek Jacobi is a Actor British born on 22 october 1938 at Leytonstone (United-kingdom)

Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi
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Birth name Derek George Jacobi
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 22 october 1938 (81 years) at Leytonstone (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Sir Derek George Jacobi CBE (/ˈdʒækəbi/; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director.

A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He has twice been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, first for his performance of the eponymous hero in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1983 and the second for his Malvolio in Twelfth Night in 2009. He also received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing in 1984 and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for The Tenth Man. His stage work includes playing Octavius Caesar, Edward II, Richard III and Thomas Becket.

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, starring in the critically praised adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius (1976), for which he won a BAFTA; in the titular role in the medieval drama series Cadfael (1994-1998), as Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm (2002) and as Alan Buttershaw in Last Tango in Halifax (2012-present).

Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, including The Day of the Jackal (1973), Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Riddle (2007), The King's Speech (2010), My Week with Marilyn (2011), and Cinderella (2015).

He holds a British knighthood and has been appointed a Knight First Class of the Order of the Dannebrog.

Biography

Jacobi is openly gay. In March 2006, four months after civil partnerships were introduced in the United Kingdom, Jacobi registered his civil partnership with Richard Clifford. They live in Primrose Hill, north London. He was a Grand Marshal of the 46th New York City Gay Pride March in 2015.

Best films

Gladiator (2000)
(Actor)
The King's Speech (2010)
(Actor)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
(Actor)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
(Actor)

Usually with

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
(8 films)
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(3 films)
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(7 films)
Paul Cox
Paul Cox
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Derek Jacobi (72 films)

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Actor

Tomb Raider, 1h58
Directed by Roar Uthaug
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi
Roles Mr. Yaffe
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Sept ans après la disparition de son célèbre père, Lara Croft, vingt-et-un ans, refuse de prendre la direction de l'entreprise familiale et gagne sa vie en tant que coursière à vélo à Londres.
Stratton
Stratton (2017)
, 1h35
Directed by Simon West
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan, Austin Stowell, Tyler Lee Hoechlin, Tom Felton, Thomas Kretschmann
Roles Ross
Rating48% 2.404882.404882.404882.404882.40488
A British Special Boat Service agent tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Murder on the Orient Express, 1h54
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Tom Bateman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench
Roles Edward Masterman
Rating65% 3.2530253.2530253.2530253.2530253.253025
Le célèbre détective belge Hercule Poirot prend l'Orient-Express pour rentrer d’Istanbul à Londres. Mais alors que le train se retrouve bloqué par la neige dans les montagnes yougoslaves, Samuel Ratchett, un riche Américain, est assassiné. À la demande de son ami M. Bouc, directeur de la ligne, Poirot se met à enquêter pour découvrir le meurtrier parmi les passagers.
The History of Love, 2h14
Directed by Radu Mihaileanu
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Gemma Arterton, Derek Jacobi, Elliott Gould, Sophie Nélisse, Torri Higginson, Mark Rendall
Roles Léo Gursky
Rating63% 3.1539253.1539253.1539253.1539253.153925
Un vieux juif polonais immigré à New York vit dans le souvenir du grand amour de sa jeunesse. Il lui a promis d'écrire un livre sur elle. Ailleurs dans la ville, une jeune fille découvre l’amour pour la première fois. Leurs destins vont finir par se croiser.
Cinderella
Cinderella (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera
Roles The King
Rating68% 3.4467753.4467753.4467753.4467753.446775
Ella lives with her wealthy, loving parents on a beautiful estate in a peaceful kingdom. From a young age, she is taught by her mother to believe in the existence of magic, allowing her to befriend many animals on the estate, particularly the mice. Everything is perfect until her mother falls ill and dies. On her deathbed, she asks Ella to make her a promise that she will always have courage and show kindness to others. Some time later, her father marries Lady Tremaine, the widow of an old friend, who has two daughters of her own: Drisella and Anastasia. Ella welcomes her new stepfamily, despite the stepsisters' unpleasant attitudes and her need to protect her mouse friends from her stepmother's cat, Lucifer.
Effie Gray
Effie Gray (2014)
, 1h48
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane, Derek Jacobi, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge
Roles Travers Twiss
Rating59% 2.9519952.9519952.9519952.9519952.951995
In a pre-credit sequence Effie Gray is seen walking through a garden speaking about a fairy story in which a girl married a man with wicked parents. After the credits, the marriage of Effie to John Ruskin in Perth, Scotland is seen. The couple travel to London to stay with his parents. Effie soon begins to feel isolated, especially as she is repeatedly belittled by John's mother. Her distress is compounded by the fact that her husband shows no interest in consummating the marriage and refuses to discuss the subject.
Grace of Monaco, 1h43
Directed by Olivier Dahan
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Nicole Kidman, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Tim Roth, Derek Jacobi
Roles Count Fernando D'Aillieres
Rating57% 2.8534452.8534452.8534452.8534452.853445
Grace of Monaco is focused on former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles de Gaulle in 1962 as well as her considering a return to Hollywood to film Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie.
Anonymous
Anonymous (2011)
, 2h10
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Political films, Alternate history films, Films about royalty
Actors Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto
Roles Prologue
Rating68% 3.446983.446983.446983.446983.44698
After a monologue delivered by Derek Jacobi, the film opens in 1603, with Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, ordering a desperate search for a trove of manuscripts. Ben Jonson, who has the manuscripts, flees down the streets of London and into the theatre known as The Rose. Hot on his heels, the soldiers who have been sent to arrest Jonson, break down the doors and intentionally set the theatre alight. Successive flashbacks cast us back five and then forty years, as the film evokes the reputed life of Edward de Vere from childhood through to his entanglement in an insurrection, and later on to his deathbed.
My Week with Marilyn, 1h39
Directed by Simon Curtis, Simon Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Roles Sir Owen Morshead
Rating69% 3.498483.498483.498483.498483.49848
Following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) travels to London to get a job on Laurence Olivier's (Kenneth Branagh) next production. Hugh Perceval (Michael Kitchen) tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh (Julia Ormond), eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams). Colin's first task is to find a suitable place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), to stay at while they are in England. The press find out about the house, but Colin reveals he secured a second house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyn's publicist, Arthur P. Jacobs (Toby Jones).
There Be Dragons, 2h2
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Unax Ugalde, Olga Kurylenko, Golshifteh Farahani
Roles Honorio
Rating57% 2.894182.894182.894182.894182.89418
Le film raconte l'histoire d'un journaliste espagnol contemporain, Robert, qui essaye de renouer des relations avec son père mourant, Manolo. Ce dernier a participé à la guerre civile espagnole. Le journaliste découvre, petit à petit, à travers son travail de recherche sur la vie de son père, que ce dernier était un ami intime de Josémaria Escriva, avec qui il a eu des relations compliquées. Manolo s'est engagé pendant la Guerre d'Espagne, et est tombé amoureux d'une jeune Hongroise, Ildiko. Celle-ci le rejette et se lie à un chef de la Milice, Oriol. Manolo devient jaloux et s'engage sur les chemins de la trahison. Le début du film se déroule à Rome ; ensuite, une grande partie de l'action se passe en Espagne et la scène finale, très émouvante, à la frontière entre l'Espagne et Andorre.
Ironclad
Ironclad (2011)
, 2h1
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Actors James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Vladimir Kulich
Roles Cornhill
Rating61% 3.0500353.0500353.0500353.0500353.050035
A prologue describes how the barons of England, aided by the Knights Templar, fought against totalitarian King John in a war that lasted more than three years. It ended with the king signing the Magna Carta, a document granting rights to all English freemen.
Hereafter
Hereafter (2010)
, 2h9
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Actors Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Frankie McLaren / George McLaren, Thierry Neuvic, Lyndsey Marshal
Roles Derek Jacobi
Rating63% 3.1979653.1979653.1979653.1979653.197965
On assignment in Thailand, French television journalist Marie Lelay (Cécile de France) is shopping for souvenirs for her lover's children. She finds a stand where a mother and her daughter work; they sell gifts to Marie for a dollar. Her lover Didier (Thierry Neuvic) looks over the balcony and witnesses the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami coming into shore. It hits as Marie watches from a distance. She grabs hold of the girl and runs away from the shore but is quickly swallowed by the wave. Pulled lifeless from the water, she is resuscitated by rescuers but is left for dead. She gasps back to life after having a near-death experience in which she sees a vision of human figures inhabiting a realm of light, among them the silhouettes of the mother and daughter holding hands. Marie and Didier are soon reunited as the disaster subsides and they return to Paris. Marie's experience, however, interferes with her work performance to the point that Didier (who is also her producer) sends her on a leave of absence to write the book they've discussed, which would add to her prestige.
The King's Speech, 1h58
Directed by Tom Hooper
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Buddy films, Films about language and translation, Films about royalty
Actors Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi
Roles Archbishop Cosmo Lang
Rating79% 3.9986553.9986553.9986553.9986553.998655
Prince Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V, stammers through his speech closing the 1925 British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, while the resulting ordeal is being broadcast by radio worldwide. The Duke has given up hope of a cure, but his wife, Elizabeth, persuades him to see Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist in London. During their first session, Logue breaches royal etiquette by referring to the Prince as "Bertie", a name used only by his family. When the Duke decides Logue's methods and manner are unsuitable, Logue wagers a shilling that the Duke can recite Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy without trouble while listening to "The Marriage of Figaro" on headphones. Logue records his performance on an acetate record. Convinced he has stammered throughout, Prince Albert leaves in anger, declaring his condition "hopeless" and dismissing Logue. Logue offers him the recording as a keepsake.