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12th Mar '13 5:41:42 PM MarkLungo
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]] He is shortly to star with IanMcKellen in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

He is married to fellow actor Richard Clifford, who is another to appear in many of Creator/KennethBranagh's Shakespeare films, though curiously the two never appeared together.

He also has a distinguished stage career, having got his big break in LaurenceOlivier's National Theatre company, including [[ShakespearianActors lots of Shakespeare]]; he has played Theatre/{{Hamlet}} over 400 times on stage, not to mention his performance in the BBC's Complete Television Shakespeare. (He was also in Creator/KennethBranagh's film version of ''Hamlet'', as Hamlet's villainous uncle -- another Claudius -- in addition to his role as Chorus in Branagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''.)

He was knighted for Services to Drama in 1994.
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]] He is shortly to star with IanMcKellen in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

He is married to fellow actor Richard Clifford, who is another to appear in many of Creator/KennethBranagh's Shakespeare films, though curiously the two never appeared together.

He also has a distinguished stage career, having got his big break in LaurenceOlivier's National Theatre company, including [[ShakespearianActors lots of Shakespeare]]; he has played Theatre/{{Hamlet}} over 400 times on stage, not to mention his performance in the BBC's Complete Television Shakespeare. (He was also in Creator/KennethBranagh's film version of ''Hamlet'', as Hamlet's villainous uncle -- another Claudius -- in addition to his role as Chorus in Branagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''.)

He was knighted for Services to Drama in 1994.
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3rd Mar '13 11:04:50 PM PaulA
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He is married to fellow actor Richard Clifford, who is another to appear in many of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films, though curiously the two never appeared together.

He also has a distinguished stage career, having got his big break in LaurenceOlivier's National Theatre company, including [[ShakespearianActors lots of Shakespeare]]; he has played Theatre/{{Hamlet}} over 400 times on stage, not to mention his performance in the BBC's Complete Television Shakespeare. (He was also in KennethBranagh's film version of ''Hamlet'', as Hamlet's villainous uncle -- another Claudius -- in addition to his role as Chorus in Branagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''.)

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He is married to fellow actor Richard Clifford, who is another to appear in many of Kenneth Branagh's Creator/KennethBranagh's Shakespeare films, though curiously the two never appeared together.

He also has a distinguished stage career, having got his big break in LaurenceOlivier's National Theatre company, including [[ShakespearianActors lots of Shakespeare]]; he has played Theatre/{{Hamlet}} over 400 times on stage, not to mention his performance in the BBC's Complete Television Shakespeare. (He was also in KennethBranagh's Creator/KennethBranagh's film version of ''Hamlet'', as Hamlet's villainous uncle -- another Claudius -- in addition to his role as Chorus in Branagh's ''Theatre/HenryV''.)
19th Dec '12 1:50:33 AM LondonKdS
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]] He is shortly to star with IanMcKellen in a series called {{Series/Vicious}}, a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]] He is shortly to star with IanMcKellen in a series called {{Series/Vicious}}, ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
19th Dec '12 1:50:18 AM LondonKdS
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]]

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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]]
]] He is shortly to star with IanMcKellen in a series called {{Series/Vicious}}, a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
18th Dec '12 1:47:18 PM jmparker78
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He is married to fellow actor Richard Clifford, who is another to appear in many of Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films, though curiously the two never appeared together.
6th Dec '12 10:01:00 PM PaulA
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!! Tropes:
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He was at [[{{Oxbridge}} St Catherine's College, Cambridge]] with IanMcKellen. Oddly enough, over half a century later they found out that they had had huge crushes on each other, but [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't bring themselves to say it]] (of course, that it was TheFifties ''might'' have had something to do with it...).
* NobodyOverFiftyIsGay: Subverted: Nobody in the media realized that Sir Derek was gay until he registered his civil partnership in 2006.

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\n!! Tropes:\n* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He was at [[{{Oxbridge}} St Catherine's College, Cambridge]] with IanMcKellen. Oddly enough, over half a century later they found out that they had had huge crushes on each other, but [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't bring themselves to say it]] (of course, that it was TheFifties ''might'' have had something to do with it...).\n* NobodyOverFiftyIsGay: Subverted: Nobody in the media realized that Sir Derek was gay until he registered his civil partnership in 2006.----
6th Dec '12 9:41:30 PM karstovich2
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!! Tropes:
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He was at [[{{Oxbridge}} St Catherine's College, Cambridge]] with IanMcKellen. Oddly enough, over half a century later they found out that they had had huge crushes on each other, but [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't bring themselves to say it]] (of course, that it was TheFifties ''might'' have had something to do with it...).
* NobodyOverFiftyIsGay: Subverted: Nobody in the media realized that Sir Derek was gay until he registered his civil partnership in 2006.
20th Aug '12 6:31:38 PM PaulA
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]]

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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''ScreamOfTheShalka'' ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''TheKingsSpeech'' ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''TheBorgias'', ''Series/TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]]
20th Aug '12 9:52:58 AM Kalmbach
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.

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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.
''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. More recently, he appeared as the Archbishop of Canterbury in ''TheKingsSpeech'' and Cardinal Orsini in ''TheBorgias'', promising some wonderful acting alongside JeremyIrons...until he was [[DeadStarWalking poisoned in the very first episode.]]
12th Jul '12 9:35:30 AM PaulA
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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.

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Sir Derek Jacobi is an English actor, best known to TV audiences for the title role in ''Series/IClaudius''. Other notable screen roles include the title role in ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', Sen. Gracchus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', Alan Turing in ''Theatre/BreakingTheCode'', Madson in ''DeadAgain'', ''Film/DeadAgain'', and the narrator of ''In the Night Garden''. He voiced the Master in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated special ''ScreamOfTheShalka'' before guest-starring as the same character in the series proper in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]". He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' as a thespian who, when Niles and Frasier were children, introduced them to the wonder of the theatre. When they met him again as adults and helped him get his own one-man show, [[CastingGag he wasn't as good as they remembered.]] Many of the younger readers will know Derek Jacobi as Nicodemus from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.
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