television Jacobi has also earned praise for his roles in a number of
productions. In 1989, he won an Emmy for his performance in the 1988
adaptation of Graham Greene's 'The Tenth Man'. Undoubtedly one of his
most memorable performances will be that of one of the few good Roman
emperors, Claudius the TV series of the same name. His character was
famous for playing the stamerring clown which enabled him to survive
when all others were assassinated around him. Few will forget his classic
performance which was undoubtedly honed by comprhensive his stage expereinces.
In 2004, Jacobi starred in an acclaimed production of Friedrich Schiller's
Don Carlos at the Crucible Theatre which then ran in the Gielgud Theatre
recently he has been in some major feature films inlcuding the multi-award
winning Gosford Park (2001) and the excellent made for TV movie 'The
Gathering Storm' (2002). He demonstarted his abillity to fit into a
variety of roles playing (the father of vampires and werewolves) Alexander
Corvinus in the enjoyable romp Underworld: Evolution (2006)
is a incredible television and cinema actor, but it is his performance
on the British theatre boards that really distinguishes him, and other
british actors, from their american counterparts. This is not to say
that there are not great american actors; it is the discipline of the
theatre that puts actors like Jacobi apart from many of his peers across
27 years together, he registered his civil partnership with long-term
partner Richard Clifford in March 2006.
they did market research on accents and found the two accents that turned
most people off on English television were Birmingham and Wales'
hope Sir Larry will be proud of what's happened. I certainly learned
a huge amount from him. He was always very generous to the young actors'
have to get through the Hamlet hoop as a young actor. Your classical
qualifications are based on the quality of your Hamlet. And then, as
an older actor, you have to get through the Lear hoop. And I'm approaching
the Lear hoop'
films to see:
Dead Calm (1991)
I Claudius(1977) TV
The Tenth Man (1988) TV