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Derek Jacobi

 
Date of Birth: October 22, 1938 (83)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [TV]
MASTERPIECE on PBS Drama, 2019
Bishop
  [West End]
Kenneth Branagh West End Revival, 2016
Juliet
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky
  [Broadway]
1987
Alan Turing
  [Broadway]
1984
Cyrano de Bergerac
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Signior Benedick of Padua
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov

Photos

Derek Jacobi, Richard Madden and Jack Colgrave Hirst Photo

Derek Jacobi, Richard Madden and Jack Colgrave Hirst

From: 
Date:
05/26/2016
SIR MICHAEL GAMBON as Hirst and SIR DEREK JACOBI as Spooner in Harold Pinter√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö Photo

SIR MICHAEL GAMBON as Hirst and SIR DEREK JACOBI as Spooner in Harold Pinter√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęs No Man√ɬĘ√Ę‚Äö¬¨√Ę‚Äě¬Ęs Land (first performed at the NT in 1975 with Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson)

From: 
Date:
11/02/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [TV]
MASTERPIECE on PBS Drama, 2019
Bishop

  [West End]
Kenneth Branagh West End Revival, 2016
Juliet

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky

  [Broadway]
1987
Alan Turing

  [Broadway]
1984
Cyrano de Bergerac

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1984
Signior Benedick of Padua

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov


Derek Jacobi Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Actor
Derek JacobiKing Lear
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Actor Gold Star
Derek JacobiTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Actor
Derek JacobiDon Carlos
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actor - Play Gold Star
Derek Jacobi, Uncle Vanya
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Derek Jacobi, Uncle Vanya
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Derek JacobiBreaking The Code
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Derek Jacobi, Breaking the Code
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Actor - Play
Derek Jacobi, Breaking the Code
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Actor of the Year
Derek JacobiBreaking The Code
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Derek Jacobi, Cyrano de Bergerac
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Derek Jacobi, Much Ado About Nothing
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Derek Jacobi, Much Ado About Nothing
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actor of the Year in a Revival Gold Star
Derek JacobiCyrano De Bergerac
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Derek Jacobi, The Suicide
 
Olivier Awards - 1978 - Actor of the Year in a Revival
Derek JacobiIvanov
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Actor of the Year in a Revival
Derek JacobiHamlet

Derek Jacobi News

Chip Zien & Sierra Boggess Will Lead The Cast of Barry Manilow Musical HARMONY At Yid Photo Chip Zien & Sierra Boggess Will Lead The Cast of Barry Manilow Musical HARMONY At Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene today announced that musical theatre icons Chip Zien and Sierra Boggess will lead the cast of the acclaimed musical Harmony by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman in March 2022. At the helm will be

National Youth Theatre Announce Free Audition Workshops Around The UK Photo National Youth Theatre Announce Free Audition Workshops Around The UK
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has announced Audition Open Days around the UK - a free workshop giving young people audition advice and introducing them to the NYT ethos and the world of theatre making.

United Solo Special Event Celebrates Return To Their Audience Photo United Solo Special Event Celebrates Return To Their Audience
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2021

In celebration of United Solo Theatre Festival's return to its resident stage/home at Theatre Row in New York's theatre district, Omar Sangare, the Festival's founder and artistic director, joined forces with actor and singer Wendy-Lane Bailey to create ‚ÄúFive Minutes: Snapshots in Time‚ÄĚ. The solo piece premieres Sunday, November 14th at 7:00 PM.

WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate Photo WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

Discover the magic of movie musicals this month as BroadwayHD delivers an unforgettable lineup of some of the most beloved and well-known productions in history. Starting October 1, West Side Story will make its way to the platform along with Academy Award-winning musical, along with Academy Award-winning film Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand. 

Polly Bennett And Joan Iyiola  To Step Down From The Mono Box Photo Polly Bennett And Joan Iyiola To Step Down From The Mono Box
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021

Founders of The Mono Box, Polly Bennett and Joan Iyiola, have announced that they will be stepping down from their roles as Co-Directors of the trail-blazing company. Stepping into their roles will be Blayne George, who has been appointed as Executive Creative Director, and The Mono Box producer Alison Holder, who becomes Creative Producer.  

Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90 Photo Legendary Broadway Producer Liz McCann Dies at 90
by Robert Diamond - Sep 9, 2021

ELIZABETH IRELAND McCANN, the iconoclastic Broadway producer who won nine Tony Awards during a 60-year career in theater, died after a bout with cancer on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, according to her longtime associate and friend, Kristen Luciani.  She was 90 years old. 

HBO Max To Premiere New Comedy Series SORT OF This Fall Photo HBO Max To Premiere New Comedy Series SORT OF This Fall
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 12, 2021

SORT OF is created by Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo, who also serve as showrunners and executive producers.

ROMEO AND JULIET UK HD Production Arrives At The New Park Theatre August 8 Photo ROMEO AND JULIET UK HD Production Arrives At The New Park Theatre August 8
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2021

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's modern and passionate staging of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, ‚ÄúRomeo and Juliet,‚ÄĚ comes to the newly opened Park Theatre in Jaffrey on Sunday, August 8 and Wednesday, August 11.

VIDEO: Celebrities Get Back to the 'Rhythm Of Life' in New Film Supporting COVID-19 V Photo VIDEO: Celebrities Get Back to the 'Rhythm Of Life' in New Film Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Programme
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2021

Celebrities including Jim Broadbent and David Walliams have joined forces to encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccines in a new uplifting film released today [Saturday 3rd July].  

RESET THE STAGE: 7 New Monologues Filmed In Empty London Theatres Will Be Presented b Photo RESET THE STAGE: 7 New Monologues Filmed In Empty London Theatres Will Be Presented by The Mono Box and Apatan Productions
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021

The Mono Box has announcedRESET THE STAGE, a collection of 7 filmed monologues written by 7 emerging, ethnically diverse writers performed by established actors on the empty stages of 7 London theatres in lockdown will stream live online on Thursday 17th June at 7.30pm.

Derek Jacobi Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For the Digital Production of WHAT A CARVE UP! VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For the Digital Production of WHAT A CARVE UP!
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2020

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester, the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield and the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich have today released the official trailer for the digital world premiere of Henry Filloux-Bennett’s online play What A Carve Up!, based on Jonathan Coe’s critically acclaimed satirical novel.

VIDEO: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins Star in the Second Trailer for TOLKIEN VideoVIDEO: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins Star in the Second Trailer for TOLKIEN
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2019

Fox Searchlight has released the second trailer for TOLKIEN. Watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Nicholas Hoult is TOLKIEN in First Trailer VideoVIDEO: Nicholas Hoult is TOLKIEN in First Trailer
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2019

TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the ‚Äúfellowship‚ÄĚ apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for Michael Grandage Company's RED
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2018

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan is the first ever UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr, Josh Gad Star in Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRES VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr, Josh Gad Star in Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 21, 2017

Below, check out a new trailer for Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, in theaters November 10, 2017 . Screenplay by: Michael Green The film is based upon the novel by Agatha Christie and features a screenplay by Michael Green.

VIDEO: New Trailer for 'MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2017

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer & Teaser for Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET, Hitting U.S. Cinemas This Week
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

Captured live from London's Garrick Theatre and presented in high-contrast black and white, Fathom Events will present Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's modern take on Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMOE AND JULIET in a special one-night event on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. local time across the U.S. Below, watch a teaser for the event featuring a group of teenagers retelling the romantic tale in their own words, plus check out the trailer for the show!

BWW TV: Madden And James In ROMEO AND JULIET
by Carrie Dunn - May 16, 2016

Directors Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh have reunited the stars of the celebrated film Cinderella, Richard Madden and Lily James, in Shakespeare?s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love, with Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse. Romeo and Juliet will play at the Garrick from 12 May to 13 August 2016.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/8/15- CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2015

Today in 1946, Cyrano de Bergerac opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 193 performances. Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play bears a very scant resemblance to his life. The entire play is written in verse, in rhyming couplets of 12 syllables per line, very close to the Alexandrine format, but the verses sometimes lack a caesura. Notable English-speaking Cyranos include Ralph Richardson, DeVeren Bookwalter, Derek Jacobi, Richard Chamberlain, and Christopher Plummer, who played the part in Rostand's original play and won a Tony Award for the 1973 musical adaptation. Kevin Kline played the role in a Broadway production in 2007. The play is currently in previews at the American Airlines Theatre, starring Douglas Hodge in the title role.

STAGE TUBE: NYC PRIDE PARADE Grand Marshals Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi Get the Confetti Flying Early!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2015

Grand Marshals for this Sunday's New York City Pride March, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen got the confetti flowing early after this morning's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Click below to watch the adorable duo get into the NYC Pride spirit!


Derek Jacobi Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Derek Jacobi been in?
Derek Jacobi has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Derek Jacobi been in?
Derek Jacobi has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Derek Jacobi's first West End show?
Derek Jacobi's first West End show was Romeo and Juliet which opened in 2016

What awards has Derek Jacobi been nominated for?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for King Lear , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Don Carlos , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Breaking The Code , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Breaking the Code , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Breaking the Code , Actor of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Breaking The Code , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cyrano de Bergerac , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Much Ado About Nothing , Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Cyrano De Bergerac , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Suicide Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Ivanov and Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet .

What awards has Derek Jacobi won?
Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night, Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya, Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Breaking The Code Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Much Ado About Nothingand Actor of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Cyrano De Bergerac.