Derek Jacobi

Magnetic screen presence who shone bright.

Derek Jacobi
Full NameDerek George Jacobi


The incomparable Sir Derek Jacobi is a man of many accolades and honors. A British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Sir Derek was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and is only the second to be bestowed with two knighthoods, Danish and English. His fearless portrayal of complex, flawed characters combined with his unassuming demeanor has earned him a firm place in theatre history. Born in Leytonstone, London, his interest in drama began at a young age with his debut at six in the local library drama group production of 'The Prince and the Swineherd'. A man of nobility and prestige, Sir Derek Jacobi brings honor to his nation and country.

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  • Primetime Emmy2001
    FrasierOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Primetime Emmy1989
    The Tenth ManOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special


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