From his debut as Cassio in Olivier's OTHELLO (1965), he has also starred in over 50 feature films, including THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (1973); THE ODESSA FILE (1974); THE MEDUSA TOUCH (1978); LITTLE DORRIT (1988); HENRY V (1989); DEAD AGAIN (1991); LOOKING FOR RICHARD (1996) HAMLET (1996), LOVE IS THE DEVIL (which earned him awards for Best Performance at Edinburgh Film Festival and Best Actor by Evening Standard British Film Award 1998); JOAN OF ARC (2000); GLADIATOR (2000) and GOSFORD PARK (2001).
His many memorable television performances include Claudius in I, CLAUDIUS (1976); Hamlet in HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK (1980) Hitler in INSIDE THE THIRD REICH (1982) Cyrano de Bergerac in CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1985) and Alan Turing in BREAKING THE CODE (1996).
Jacobi has also received both a British and a Danish Knighthood, and was made British Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1985, and Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1994.
Jacobi has previously worked with Paul Cox on MOLOKAI - THE STORY OF FATHER DAMIEN, which was filmed in Hawaii in 1998.
Derek Jacobi Facts
|Birth Name||Sir Derek Jacobi|
|Birthday||October 22, 1938 (83)|
|Birthplace||Leytonstone, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Awards||2001 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series (for Frasier)|