This trope is rare on television, perhaps because watching someone fail once teaches a lesson, while watching them fail every Tuesday gets boring — though that didn't stop shows like Arrested Development or the so-inappropriately-titled Good Timesno matter how hard they Yank the Dog's Chain. It is more common in Mini Series and anime dramas, where the program's entire run can be dedicated to one or more Story Arcs that lead to the Tragic Hero's ultimate failure.
He has two siblings, William Branagh, Jr. He soon found the RSC too large and impersonal and formed his own, the Renaissance Theatre Company, which now counts Prince Charles as one of its royal patrons. At 29, he directed Henry Vwhere he also co-starred with his then-wife, Emma Thompson.
Inhe brought Shakespeare to mainstream audiences again with his hit adaptation of Much Ado About Nothingwhich featured an all-star cast that included Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves. At 30, he published his autobiography and, at 34, he directed and starred as "Victor Frankenstein" in the big-budget adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel, Mary Shelley's Frankensteinwith Robert De Niro as the monster himself.
InBranagh wrote, directed and starred in a lavish adaptation of Hamlet His superb film acting work also includes a wide range of roles such as in CelebrityWild Wild WestThe Road to El DoradoValkyrie and his stunning portrayal of Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilynwhere once again he offered a great performance that was also nominated for an Academy Award.
View Full Bio Derek JacobiEdward Masterman Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English Olivier was the other.
Modest and unassuming in nature, Jacobi's firm place in theatre history centers around his fearless display of his Fear and loathing in the shakespearean age more unappealing aspects, their great flaws, eccentricities and, more often than not, their primal torment.
His paternal great-grandfather was German from Hoxter, Germany. His interest in drama began while quite young. He made his debut at age six in the local library drama group production of "The Prince and the Swineherd" in which he appeared as both the title characters. Derek portrayed Hamlet at the English National Youth Theatre prior to receiving his high school diploma, and earned a scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he initially studied history before focusing completely on the stage.
A standout role as Edward II at Cambridge led to an invite by the Birmingham Repertory in following college graduation. He made an immediate impression wherein his Henry VIII both in just happened to catch the interest of Olivier himself, who took him the talented actor under his wing.
Derek became one of the eight founding members of Olivier's National Theatre Company and gradually rose in stature with performances in "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," "Othello" as Cassio and in "Hay Fever", among others.
He also made appearances at the Chichester Festival and the Old Vic. It was Olivier who provided Derek his film debut, recreating his stage role of Cassio in Olivier's acclaimed cinematic version of Othello Olivier subsequently cast Derek in his own filmed presentation of Chekhov's Three Sisters After eight eventful years at the National Theatre, which included such sterling roles as Touchstone in "As You Like It", Jacobi left the company in in order to attract other mediums.
Coming into his own with quality support work in Man of StrawThe Strauss Family and especially the series The Pallisers in which he played the ineffectual Lord Fawn, Derek's magnificence was presented front and center in the epic BBC series I, Claudius Although he was accomplished in The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa Filefilms would place a distant third throughout his career.
Stage and TV, however, would continue to illustrate his classical icon status. Derek took his Hamlet on a successful world tour throughout England, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, Japan and China; in some of the afore-mentioned countries he was the first actor to perform the role in English.
After making his Broadway bow in "The Suicide" inDerek suffered from an alarming two-year spell of stage fright.
He returned, however, and toured as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company with award-winning results. Inhe finally made his West End debut in "Breaking the Code" for which he won another Helen Hayes trophy; the play was then brought to Broadway. For the rest of the 80s and 90s, he laid stage claim to such historical figures as Lord Byron, Edmund Kean and Thomas Becket.
He won a second Emmy in an unlikely fashion by spoofing his classical prowess on an episode of "Frasier" his first guest performance on American TVin which he played the unsubtle and resoundingly bad Shakespearean actor Jackson Hedley.
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