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OthelloOthello (1965) Recommended
Dir. Stuart Burge
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, Maggie Smith
Laurence Olivier transposes his stage performance of Othello for the screen with able supporting cast.
American Film Theatre - Three SistersAmerican Film Theatre - Three Sisters (1970)
Dir. Laurence Olivier
Feat. Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright
Three sisters stuck in the Russian provinces pine for distant Moscow in this comprehensively faithful adaptation of Anton Chekhov's famous 19th…
Odessa File, TheOdessa File, The (1974)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell
Jon Voight plays a German journalist on the trail of Nazi war criminals. From Frederic Forsyth's bestseller.
I, Claudius (TV Series)I, Claudius (TV Series) (1976) Recommended
Dir. Herbert Wise
Feat. Brian Blessed, John Hurt, Derek Jacobi
Superlative televison epic spans the juicy analogues of Roman history with Augustus (Brian Blessed), Caligula (John Hurt), Claudius (Derek Jacobi)…
Medusa Touch, TheMedusa Touch, The (1978)
Dir. Jack Gold
Feat. Richard Burton, Lee Remick, Derek Jacobi
Garbled but entertaining thriller stars Burton as a paranormally–gifted writer who psychiatrist (Remick) tries to wean him from his murderous…
Richard IIRichard II (1978)
Dir. David Giles
Feat. Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Jon Finch
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Human Factor, TheHuman Factor, The (1979)
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi
Otto Preminger last film is a mild espionage affair, concerning a low–level British informant suspected of being a double agent. A hefty cast…
HamletHamlet (1980)
Dir. Rodney Bennett
Feat. Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
EnigmaEnigma (1982)
Feat. Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey
Iron curtain defector Alex Holbeck (Martin Sheen) returns to East Germany on a CIA mission to save five dissidents by stealing an exemplary of the…
Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series) (1987) Recommended
Dir. Christine Edzard
Feat. Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi, Joan Greenwood
Exemplary, all–star reworking of the Charles Dickens' classic in two parts. The first, "Nobody's Fault", is told from Arthur Clennam's (Derek…
Tenth Man, TheTenth Man, The (1988)
Dir. Jack Gold, Richard T. Heffron
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Brenda Bruce, Derek Jacobi
A measured TV–movie adaptation of the novel by Graham Greene about a French lawyer who saves himself from being executed during the Nazi…
Henry VHenry V (1989) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed
A remarkable achievement from Kenneth Branagh both as actor and first–time director, he brings a new vitality to Shakespeare's most energetic…
Discovering HamletDiscovering Hamlet (1990)
Dir. Mark Olshaker
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart
Invaluable documenting of Derek Jacobi's 1988 production of Hamlet with a young Kenneth Branagh in the lead. Focussing solely on the rehearsal…
Cadfael (TV Series)Cadfael (TV Series) (1994-1996) Recommended
Dir. Graham Theakston
Feat. Derek Jacobi, Sean Pertwee, Peter Copley
Derek Jacobi stars as Brother Cadfael, a former soldier, sailor and crusader turned botanist monk who often finds himself solving baffling murders…
Love is the DevilLove is the Devil (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Maybury
Feat. Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton
Audacious biopic of great British painter Francis Bacon (he of the 'screaming pope' paintings), travels the raw–nerve edge of artistic…
BasilBasil (1998)
Dir. Radha Bharadwaj
Feat. Jared Leto, Christian Slater, Derek Jacobi
Novel–based Victorian–era romance starring a veritable feast of eye candy in the form of Leto, Slater and Forlani as the beautiful young…
Molokai - The Story of Father DamienMolokai - The Story of Father Damien (1999)
Dir. Paul Cox
Feat. David Wenham, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole
An earnest account of a Belgian priest’s heroic efforts in the Hawaiian leper colony of Molokai in the 1870s, distinguished by its intriguing tale…
GladiatorGladiator (2000) Recommended
Dir. Ridley Scott
Feat. Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris
As good a Roman Sandal epic as ever there was, with a stoic and be–sandalled Russell Crowe refusing to carry over his loyalty to the new…
Wyvern Mystery, The (TV Mini-Series)Wyvern Mystery, The (TV Mini-Series) (2000)
Dir. Alex Pillai
Feat. Naomi Watts, Derek Jacobi
Naomi Watts plays the adopted daughter of a prickly Squire (Derek Jacobi) with more than just fatherhood on his mind. Pseudo–haunted house…
Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, TheDiaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, The (2001)
Dir. Paul Cox
Feat. Derek Jacobi, Chris Haywood
Loosely based on the published diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the great male ballet dancers, this experimental biopic is impressionistic and…
Gathering Storm, TheGathering Storm, The (2002)
Dir. Richard Loncraine
Feat. Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent
Critically acclaimed telemovie depicts the life of Winston Churchill during his 'wilderness years', the turbulent 1930s, centred by a mighty…
Broadway: The Golden AgeBroadway: The Golden Age (2003)
Dir. Rick McKay
Feat. Bob Fosse, Carol Channing, Carol Burnett
Comprehensive documentary about America's most celebrated indigenous art form, Broadway theatre, covering an entire century of New York theatre, and…
Marple (TV Series) [Geraldine McEwan]Marple (TV Series) [Geraldine McEwan] (2004-2005)
Dir. Andy Wilson, John Strickland, Charles Palmer
Feat. Geraldine McEwan, Derek Jacobi, John Hannah
Four episodes from the most recent adaptation of Agatha Christie's novels set around her indefatiguable elderly heroine and amateur detective Miss…
StringsStrings (2004)
Dir. Anders Rønnow Klarlund
Feat. James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Derek Jacobi
An extraordinary Danish puppet fantasy epic about the course of kingdoms and warriors in an ancient world, which is distinguished by the integration…
Nanny McPheeNanny McPhee (2005) Recommended
Dir. Kirk Jones
Feat. Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald
A well–bred British entertainment for children which fuses the traditional likes of MARY POPPINS with the current wave of gothic fantasy (Harry…
Underworld: EvolutionUnderworld: Evolution (2005)
Dir. Len Wiseman
Feat. Kate Beckinsale, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy
The slinky, rubber–clad Kate Beckinsale continues her Vampiric crusade against 'the Lycans' (Werewolves) in this obligatory sequel to the…
Pinochet's Last StandPinochet's Last Stand (Pinochet in Suburbia) (2006)
Dir. Richard Curson Smith
Feat. Derek Jacobi, Anna Massey, Phyllida Law
Drama about former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, following attempts that were made to extradite him to Spain after he was arrested for human…
Golden Compass, TheGolden Compass, The (2007)
Dir. Chris Weitz
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Ben Walker
Visually magnificent fantasy epic adapted from the first installment in Philip Pullman's controversial "His Dark Materials" trilogy traverses similar…
A Bunch of AmateursA Bunch of Amateurs (2008) Recommended
Dir. Andy Cadiff
Feat. Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton
Affable "backstage" comedy focused on a faded Hollywood action hero (Reynolds) who thinks he's won the prestige role of a lifetime – King Lear…
Adam ResurrectedAdam Resurrected (2008)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi
Troubling tale of a former Jewish circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber by serving as the camp commandant's pet dog. Based on…

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