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Encyclopedia > Derek Jacobi
Sir Derek Jacobi
Born 22 October 1938 (1938-10-22) (age 69)
Leytonstone, London, England
Occupation Actor, Director
Partner(s) Richard Clifford

Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE (IPA: /ˈdʒækəbi/) (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and director, knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. Like Laurence Olivier, he bears the distinction of holding two knighthoods, Danish and British. [1] What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ...

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Early life

Jacobi, an only child, was born in Leytonstone, London, England to Alfred George Jacobi, who ran a sweet shop and was a tobacconist in Chingford, and Daisy Gertrude, who worked in a drapery store in Leyton High Street. His great-grandfather immigrated to England from Germany during the 19th century.[2] His family was working class. [3] Although a war baby, he claims a happy childhood. In his teens he went to the Leyton County High School and became an integral part of the drama club, The Players of Leyton. , Leytonstone is a place in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, in East London, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A tobacconist is someone licensed to sell tobacco in various forms as well as smoking supplies. ... Chingford is a town in London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Drapery refers to cloth or textiles (Latin drappus = cloth and Old French drap) or the trade of selling cloth. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... , Leyton is an area of East London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ...


At 18, he won a scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he studied history. Other younger members of the university at the time included Ian McKellen (who had an "undeclared and unrequited" crush on him) and Trevor Nunn. During his stay at Cambridge, he played many parts including Hamlet, which was taken on a tour to Switzerland where he met Richard Burton. As a result of his performance of Edward II at Cambridge, he was invited to become a member of the Birmingham Rep immediately upon his graduation in 1960. The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CBE (born May 25, 1939) is an English stage and screen actor, the recipient of a Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ... Sir Trevor King (born 14 January 1940) is a loser and film director. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... Edward II is an Elizabethan play written by Christopher Marlowe. ... Birmingham Rep (formerly Birmingham Repertory Theatre) is a theatre in Birmingham, England. ...


Career

Early work

Jacobi quickly came to the fore, and his talent was recognised by Laurence Olivier, who invited him back home to London to become one of the eight founding members of the new National Theatre, even though at the time he was relatively unknown. He played Laertes in the National Theatre's inaugural production of Hamlet opposite Peter O'Toole in 1963, and Olivier gave him the role of Cassio in his 1965 film of Othello and of Andrei in Three Sisters in 1970. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... The Royal National Theatre from Waterloo Bridge The Royal National Theatre is a building complex and theatre company located on the South Bank in London, England immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge. ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932, uncertain but presumed correct date[1]) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Othello is a 1965 movie based on the Shakespeare play Othello; starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, and Joyce Redman. ... Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based on the play by Anton Chekhov. ...


After eight years at the National Theatre, Jacobi left in 1971 to pursue different roles and mediums of expression. In 1972, he starred in the BBC serial Man of Straw, directed by Herbert Wise. Most of his theatrical work in the 70's 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. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Ivanov is a four-act play by Anton Chekhov first performed in 1887 Ivanov was originally commisioned by a Moscow theatre owner as comedy. ... Title page of the 1611 quarto edition of the play Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a play written (at least in part) by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected plays despite some questions over its authorship. ...


Although Jacobi's name was becoming known and he was increasingly busy with stage and screen acting, his big breakthrough did not come until 1976. It was the title role of the BBC's blockbuster series I, Claudius that finally cemented his popular reputation with his performance as the stammering, twitching Emperor Claudius winning him many plaudits. In 1977, thanks to his international popularity he brought Hamlet on a tour through England, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, Japan and China. He was then invited to play it at Kronborg Castle, better known as Elsinore Castle, the setting of the play itself. In 1978 he played in the BBC's production of Shakespeare's Richard II, with Sir John Gielgud and Dame Wendy Hiller. I, Claudius, 1976 was a BBC Television adaptation of Robert Gravess I Claudius and Claudius the God. ... For other persons named Claudius, see Claudius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Kronborg Castle is situated near the town of Elsinore (Danish Helsingør) on the extreme tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Oresund (Danish Øresund), the sound between Denmark and Sweden. ... Shakespeare redirects here. ... Title page of Richard II, from the fifth quarto, published in 1615. ... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning British theatre and film actor. ... Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ...


Later career

In 1980 Jacobi took the leading role in the BBC's Hamlet, made his Broadway debut in The Suicide, and then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) from 1982 to 1985 where he played four demanding roles simultaneously: Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, for which he won a Tony; Prospero in The Tempest; Peer Gynt; and Cyrano de Bergerac. In 1986, he made his West End debut in Breaking the Code with the role of Alan Turing. The play was taken to Broadway. In 1988 Jacobi alternated in West End the title roles of Shakespeare's Richard II and Richard III in repertoire. For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Suicide is the thirty-second episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a British theatre company. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Peer Gynt (IPA: ) is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand based on the life of the real Cyrano de Bergerac. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, logician, and cryptographer. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Title page of Richard II, from the fifth quarto, published in 1615. ... Frontispage of the First Quarto Richard The Third. ...


In 2001, he won an Emmy by mocking his Shakespearean background in the television sitcom Frasier episode "The Show Must Go Off", in which he played the world's worst Shakespearean actor: the hammy, loud, untalented Jackson Hedley. This was his first guest appearance on an American television program. His TV career saw him measure with Inside the Third Reich (1982), where he played Hitler; Mr Pye (1985); Little Dorrit (1987), from Charles Dickens's book; The Tenth Man (1988) with Anthony Hopkins and Kristin Scott Thomas. An Emmy Award. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... Inside the Third Reich is a memoir written by Albert Speer, the Nazi Minister of Armaments from 1942 to 1945. ... Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945, standard German pronunciation in the IPA) was the Führer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. ... Mr Pye is a short novel by English novelist Mervyn Peake. ... Little Dorrit is a 1988 film, starring Alec Guinness, based on the novel, Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens. ... “Dickens” redirects here. ... The Tenth Man (1985) is a short novel by British author Graham Greene. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Kristin Scott Thomas OBE (born 24 May 1960) is an Academy Award-nominated English actress. ...


Jacobi continued to play Shakespeare, notably in Kenneth Branagh's 1989 film of Henry V (as the Chorus) and as Branagh's director in the Renaissance Theatre Company's production of Hamlet. The 1990s saw Jacobi keeping on with repertoire stage work in Kean at the Old Vic, Becket in the West End (the Haymarket Theatre) and Macbeth at the RSC in both London and Stratford. Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... The Greek chorus (choros) is believed to have grown out of the Greek dithyrambs and tragikon drama in tragic plays of the ancient Greek theatre. ... Kenneth Branagh and David Parfitt co-founded the Renaissance Theatre Company in 1987. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The exterior of the Old Vic from the corner of Baylis Road and Waterloo Road. ... Becket or the Honor of God is a Tony Award-winning play written in French by Jean Anouilh. ... Haymarket Theatre, ca. ... This article is about Shakespeares play. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ...


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. As an actor at Chichester, he also starred in four plays, including his first Uncle Vanya in 1996 (he took a second run in 2000). Jacobi's work during the 90's included the 13 episodes series TV adaptation of the novels by Ellis Peters Cadfael (1994-1998) and a televised version of Breaking the Code (1996). Film appearances included performances in Kenneth Branagh's Dead Again (1991), Branagh's Hamlet (1996) as King Claudius, in John Maybury's Love is the Devil (1998), a portrait of painter Francis Bacon, and as "The Duke" opposite Christopher Eccleston and Eddie Izzard in a post-apocalyptic version of Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (2002). The artistic director of a theatre is responsible for choosing the material staged in a season, and the hiring of creative/production personnel (such as directors), as well as other theatre management tasks. ... Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UKs flagship theatres with an international reputation for creating magical live performances. ... Anton Chekhov (left) and Maxim Gorky in Yalta. ... Edith Mary Pargeter (September 28, 1913 - October 14, 1995) was a prolific British author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honored for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. ... Brother Cadfael is the fictional detective in a series of murder mysteries by the late Edith Pargeter writing under the name Ellis Peters. ... Kenneth Charles Branagh (born December 10, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated Northern Irish-born actor and film director. ... Promotional poster for Dead Again Dead Again is a 1991 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson. ... William Shakespeares Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... British director of Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998) with Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig and The Jacket (2005) with Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley. ... Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish figurative painter. ... Christopher Eccleston (born 16 February 1964) is an English stage, television and film actor. ... Edward John Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is an English[1] stand-up comedian and actor, known for his cross-dressing. ... Thomas Middleton (1580 – 1627) was an English Jacobean playwright and poet. ... The Revengers Tragedy is a Jacobean revenge tragedy performed in 1606 and published in 1607. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Recent work

Jacobi has done the narration for an audio book version of the Iliad and for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. In 2002, Jacobi toured Australia in The Hollow Crown with Sir Donald Sinden, Ian Richardson and Dame Diana Rigg. Jacobi also played the role of Senator Gracchus in Gladiator and starred in the 2002 miniseries The Jury. title page of the Rihel edition of ca. ... The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a fantasy novel by C. S. Lewis. ... Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an author and scholar. ... Sir Donald Alfred Sinden, CBE (born Plymouth, 9 October 1923) is an English stage and film actor. ... Ian William Richardson CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor best known for playing the Machiavellian politician Francis Urquhart in the House of Cards trilogy for the BBC. // Born in Edinburgh, Richardson was educated at Balgreen Primary School and Tynecastle High School in the city,[1... Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. ... Gladiator was a popular movie that appeared in 2000, directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... The Jury was a British miniseries which aired in 2002. ...


In 2003, he was involved with Scream of the Shalka, a webcast based on the science fiction series Doctor Who. He played the voice of the Master alongside Richard E. Grant as the Doctor. In the same year, he also appeared in Deadline, an audio drama also based on Doctor Who. In that, he played Martin Bannister, an ageing writer who makes up stories about "the Doctor", a character who travels in time and space, the premise being that the series had never made it on to television. Jacobi later followed this up with an appearance on the Doctor Who BBC TV series itself, in the June 2007 episode "Utopia". Jacobi appears as the kindly Professor Yana, who by the end of the episode is revealed to actually be the Doctor's arch-nemesis, the Master. Scream of the Shalka was a flash-animated serial based on the British science fiction television series, Doctor Who. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article is about the character. ... Richard E. Grant depicted as the unofficial Ninth Doctor. ... Deadline is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Utopia is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... This article is about the character. ...


In 2004, Jacobi starred in Friedrich Schiller's Don Carlos at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, in an acclaimed production, which transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London in January 2005. The London production of Don Carlos gathered rave reviews. Also in 2004, he starred as Lord Teddy Thursby in the first of the four-part BBC series The Long Firm, based on Jake Arnott's novel of the same name. In Nanny McPhee (2005), he played the role of the colourful Mr. Wheen, an undertaker. He played the role of Alexander Corvinus in the 2006 movie Underworld: Evolution. Friedrich Schiller “Schiller” redirects here. ... A dramatic play by Friedrich Schiller, on the basis of which several operas have been composed: 1844 opera by Michael Costa (libretto Leopold Tarentini, London) 1847 opera by Pasquale Bona (libretto Giorgio Giacchetti, Milan) 1850 opera by Antonio Buzzola (libretto Francesco Maria Piave, Venice) 1862 opera by Vincenzo Moscuzza (libretto... The Crucible Theatre, located in the city centre of Sheffield, England is known for being a producing theatre, meaning shows are designed and rehearsed in-house. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... Schillers Don Carlos starring Derek Jacobi as Philip II of Spain at the Gielgud Theatre, February 2005 The Gielgud Theatre, named after British actor John Gielgud, is a West End theatre in Londons Shaftesbury Avenue at the corner of Rupert Street. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15... Jake Arnott is a British novelist who was born in Buckinghamshire in 1961 and now lives in North London. ... Nanny McPhee is a 2005 childrens film. ... Alexander Corvinus is a fictional character from the film Underworld: Evolution. ...


In March 2006, BBC Two broadcast Pinochet in Suburbia, a docudrama about former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the attempts to extradite him from Great Britain; Jacobi played the leading role. In September 2007, it was released in the U.S., entitled Pinochet's Last Stand. In 2006, he appeared in the children's movie Mist, the tale of a sheepdog puppy, he also narrated this movie. In July-August 2006 he played the eponymous role in A Voyage Round My Father at the Donmar Warehouse, a production which then transferred to the West End. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... It has been suggested that Drama Documentary be merged into this article or section. ... Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte[1] (November 25, 1915 – December 10, 2006) was President of Chile as a military dictator [2] from 1974 to 1990, and head of the military junta from 1973 to 1974. ... Extradition is the official process by which one nation or state requests and obtains from another nation or state the surrender of a suspected or convicted criminal. ... September 2007 is the ninth month of that year. ... a voyage round my father ... The Donmar Warehouse is a small theatre in the Covent Garden area of the West End of London. ...


In February 2007, his feature film The Riddle, directed by Brendan Foley, in which he stars alongside Vinnie Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, was screened at Berlin EFM. Jacobi plays twin roles. First, as a present day London tramp and then the ghost of Charles Dickens. In March 2007, the BBC's children's programme In the Night Garden started its run of 200 episodes, with Jacobi as the narrator. February 2007 is the second month of the year. ... The Riddle is a Brendan Foley film scheduled for a 2007 release. ... Brendan Foley is a writer, producer and feature film director. ... Vincent Peter Jones (born 5 January 1965) is an English-born ex-footballer (and former captain of the Wales national football team). ... Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an Academy Award winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, one of the enduring theatrical dynasties. ... “Dickens” redirects here. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... In the Night Garden is a BBC childrens television series, particularly aimed at babies and preschool children, produced from 2005 by Ragdoll Productions. ...


Personal life

In March 2006, after 27 years together, he registered his civil union with long-term partner Richard Clifford, four months after such unions became legal in England and Wales. March 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase announces that the 2006 Fiji general elections will be held in the second week of May 2006 from the 6th to the 13th. ... As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... This article is about the country. ...


Awards

Theatre

Television The Evening Standard Awards are presented annually for oustanding achievements in London Theatre. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ...

  • 1977: BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for I, Claudius
  • 1989: Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special, for The Tenth Man
  • 2001: Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for Frasier (episode "The Show Must Go Off")

Film The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... I, Claudius, 1976 was a BBC Television adaptation of Robert Gravess I Claudius and Claudius the God. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Tenth Man (1985) is a short novel by British author Graham Greene. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ...

As part of an ensemble: Established in 1973, this film award is given to outstanding achievement in British film by the British newspaper Evening Standard. ... Little Dorrit is a 1988 film, starring Alec Guinness, based on the novel, Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens. ... The Edinburgh International Film Festival or EIFF is part of the Edinburgh Festival, which takes place every August, in Edinburgh. ...

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) is an organization of film reviewers from fourteen Florida-based publications and websites. ... The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) , the professional association for film journalists, scholars and historians who publish their reviews, interviews and essays exclusively or primarily in the online media. ... The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Honours

The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ...

Filmography

Othello is a 1965 movie based on the Shakespeare play Othello; starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, and Joyce Redman. ... Interlude is a 1968 drama film. ... Blue Blood is a documentary film to be released in the UK February 2007. ... The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 film set in late 1963, based on a novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth. ... The Odessa File is a 1974 film adaptation of the thriller novel by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ex-Nazis. ... I, Claudius, 1976 was a BBC Television adaptation of Robert Gravess I Claudius and Claudius the God. ... The Medusa Touch is a British film released in 1978. ... The BBC Television Shakespeare was a set of television adaptations of the plays of Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. ... The Human Factor (ISBN 0679409920) is an espionage novel by Graham Greene, first published in 1978 and adapted into a 1979 film by Otto Preminger. ... The BBC Television Shakespeare was a set of television adaptations of the plays of Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. ... Mrs. ... Inside the Third Reich is a memoir written by Albert Speer, the Nazi Minister of Armaments from 1942 to 1945. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1982 made for television film starring Anthony Hopkins and Derek Jacobi. ... Enigma is the title of a 1983 motion picture directed by Jeannot Szwarc, and starring Martin Sheen and Sam Neill. ... Bust of Cyrano. ... Mr Pye is a short novel by English novelist Mervyn Peake. ... For other uses, see Secret Garden (disambiguation). ... The Tenth Man (1985) is a short novel by British author Graham Greene. ... Little Dorrit is a 1988 film, starring Alec Guinness, based on the novel, Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens. ... Henry reads of the French dead after the battle of Agincourt Henry V is a 1989 film directed by Kenneth Branagh, and based upon the Shakespeare play. ... Promotional poster for Dead Again Dead Again is a 1991 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson. ... Brother Cadfael is the fictional detective in a series of murder mysteries by the late Edith Pargeter writing under the name Ellis Peters. ... 1996 documentary directed by and starring Al Pacino, both a staging of William Shakespeares Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeares continuing role and relevance in popular culture. ... Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeares classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role. ... for the painter see Francis Bacon (painter) For other persons named Francis Bacon, see Francis Bacon (disambiguation). ... Father Damien, also Blessed Damien of Molokai and born Joseph de Veuster (January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889), was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious order. ... Up at the Villa is a 1941 novella by William Somerset Maugham about a young widow caught between three men: her suitor, her one-night stand, and her confidant. ... Jason and the Argonauts is a series of TV movies, made by Hallmark Entertainment, based on the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. ... Gladiator is a 2000 movie directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ... The Body - An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich mans tomb. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A movie released in 2001, directed by Stuart Urban and starring Natasha Wightman, Udo Kier, Diran Meghreblian, David Urban, Uri Roodner, Coryse Borg, Manuel Cauchi and Terence Stamp. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... Revengers Tragedy is a film version of the play The Revengers Tragedy (author unknown; the films credits list Thomas Middleton, but Cyril Tourneur is another popular candidate for authorship), first published in 1606. ... Two Men Went to War was a 2002 British movie based on a true story about two army dentists who sneak off on their own personal invasion of France. ... Strings is a mythic fantasy film about the son of the slain ruler who sets out to revenge his father, but finds out things that forces him to see the conflict between two peoples differently from what he has learned. ... Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple Marple is a British television series based on the Miss Marple murder mystery novels by Agatha Christie. ... The Murder at the Vicarage (published in 1930) is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, the first novel to feature the character of Miss Marple. ... Nanny McPhee is a 2005 childrens film. ... Alexander Corvinus is a fictional character from the film Underworld: Evolution. ... This article is about the television series. ... The Master is a supporting fictional character in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The Golden Compass is a forthcoming fantasy film based upon Northern Lights (titled The Golden Compass in the US), the first novel in Philip Pullmans trilogy His Dark Materials, slated for release on December 7, 2007 by New Line Cinema. ... The Riddle is a Brendan Foley film scheduled for a 2007 release. ... In the Night Garden is a BBC childrens television series, particularly aimed at babies and preschool children, produced from 2005 by Ragdoll Productions. ...

Filmography

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Shakespeare: Jacobi, Sir Derek. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.. Retrieved on 2007-07-13.
  2. ^ Crown him with many crowns - Daily Telegraph 15 July 2002
  3. ^ 'I already knew I was a tetchy beast' - Gurdian 19 September 2006

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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