Derek Jacobi

1938 - Today

Photo of Derek Jacobi

Icon of person Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek George Jacobi (; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director. A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a successful and distinguished stage career, appearing in various stage productions of William Shakespeare such as Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet. He is also known for his performances in Anton Chekov's Uncle Vanya and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Derek Jacobi has received more than 3,944,639 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Derek Jacobi is the 620th most popular actor (down from 613th in 2019), the 785th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 835th in 2019) and the 95th most popular British Actor.

Derek Jacobi is most famous for his portrayal of the title character in the 1976 BBC TV series I, Claudius.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Derek Jacobis by language


Among actors, Derek Jacobi ranks 620 out of 10,030Before him are Laurence Fishburne, John Gielgud, Famke Janssen, Dean Reed, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Jennifer Grey. After him are George C. Scott, Peter Dinklage, Robert Englund, Sonny Chiba, Geena Davis, and Kelly Preston.

Most Popular Actors in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1938, Derek Jacobi ranks 67Before him are Kurt Wüthrich, J. J. Cale, Anthony James Leggett, Bill Withers, Ayaz Mutallibov, and Dean Reed. After him are Viktor Chernomyrdin, Etta James, Wim Kok, Issey Miyake, Frank Langella, and Eddie Cochran.

Others Born in 1938

Go to all Rankings

In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Derek Jacobi ranks 785 out of 6,924Before him are Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Guthrum (830), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), John Gielgud (1904), and Ian Paice (1948). After him are William Penn (1645), John Major (1943), P. D. James (1920), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), Honor Blackman (1925), and Henry Tingle Wilde (1872).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Derek Jacobi ranks 95Before him are Kenneth Branagh (1960), Tim Roth (1961), Pat Hitchcock (1928), Jane Seymour (1951), Terry Jones (1942), and John Gielgud (1904). After him are Honor Blackman (1925), Tilda Swinton (1960), Tom Hardy (1977), David McCallum (1933), Graham Chapman (1941), and Marty Feldman (1934).

Television and Movie Roles