Derek Jacobi

1938 - Today

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Sir Derek George Jacobi (; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor. 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 4,827,029 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Derek Jacobi is the 586th most popular actor (up from 620th in 2019), the 743rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 784th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular Actor.

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

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  • 38

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  • 4.33

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  • 3.97

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Among actors, Derek Jacobi ranks 586 out of 9,996Before him are Joanne Woodward, Pat Hitchcock, Guy Williams, Margaret Rutherford, Pier Angeli, and Lila Kedrova. After him are Ernie Hudson, William H. Macy, Bruno Cremer, Douglas Fairbanks, Hattie McDaniel, and Boris Karloff.

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Among people born in 1938, Derek Jacobi ranks 61Before him are István Szabó, Manuel Santana, Elliott Gould, Ayaz Mutallibov, Kurt Wüthrich, and Ben E. King. After him are Bob Kahn, Terence Stamp, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, José Altafini, Etta James, and Jerzy Skolimowski.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Derek Jacobi ranks 743 out of 7,765Before him are Catherine of Lancaster (1373), Arthur Cayley (1821), Pat Hitchcock (1928), Frederick Griffith (1879), Margaret Rutherford (1892), and Harry Kroto (1939). After him are Bruce Chatwin (1940), Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), Chris Rea (1951), and Ben Jonson (1572).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Derek Jacobi ranks 92Before him are Rosemary Harris (1927), Kim Cattrall (1956), Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), Pat Hitchcock (1928), and Margaret Rutherford (1892). After him are Boris Karloff (1887), Terence Stamp (1938), Tim Roth (1961), Charles Laughton (1899), Imelda Staunton (1956), and John Gielgud (1904).

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