Most widely held works about Derek Jacobi
Most widely held works by Derek Jacobi
The king's speech ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,125 libraries worldwide
"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required.
The Civil War ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,019 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
Henry V ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,961 libraries worldwide
"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine.
Hamlet ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,942 libraries worldwide
In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Gladiator ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,936 libraries worldwide
The war against the Germans won, Emperor Aurelius chooses the victorious General Maximus as his successor to the Roman empire. Commodus, Aurelius' heir, is jealous of this and enslaves Maximus to the gladiatorial arenas.
Gladiator ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new emperor, Commodus, and suffers the consequences, winding up as a gladiator in the Roman Colosseum.
I, Claudius ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,385 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Robert Graves' version of the times of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Claudius told through the dying Claudius as he sets down the history of his family.
The golden compass ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
In a wondrous parallel world where witches soar the skies and Ice Bears rule the frozen North, one special girl is destined to hold the fate of the universe in her hands. When Lyra Belacqua becomes the keeper of the Golden Compass, she discovers that her world and all those beyond are threatened by the secret plans of Ms. Coulter. With the help of Lord Asriel and a group of unlikely allies ready to stand at her side, Lyra embarks on an extraordinary quest that celebrates friendship and courage against all odds.
Hamlet ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
Hereafter ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
This film peers at an intriguing question--is there an afterlife?--through the lens of George, Marie, and Marcus, who are each tortured in different ways by the thought of life after death. George Lonegan is psychic. It was once his career: he was "the man who can speak to the dead," with a high-traffic website, and a popular biography. But he fled that life, unable to cope with the emotional burden of his abilities. Marie Lelay is a French TV presenter coping with the intense emotions brought on by a near death experience in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. She's written a book on the subject, which was greeted with derision by her colleagues. Marcus and Jason live in a London council estate, covering for their mother, who's a hopeless junkie. When Jason meets a sudden and tragic end, Marcus is set hopelessly adrift, and begins obsessively researching psychics and seers who can help him contact Jason on the other side.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death.
The voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S Lewis ( Recording )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporarily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism.
The Secret of NIMH ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
The tale of the timid mouse who becomes a heroine in spite of herself.
Dead again ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Mike Church, an L.A. gumshoe with a knack for wisecracks and tracing missing persons, doesn't have a clue when he's hired to help a beautiful amnesia victim tormented by nightmares. Then an eccentric antiques dealer and hypnotist leads Church to believe the source of the nightmares may lie in a past-life connection to Margaret Strauss, a world-famous pianist allegedly murdered by her composer husband in 1948.
The Secret garden ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family friend. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident occurred there. With the help of Dickon, an engaging local boy, and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life. Together, they transform the barren earth into a world of splendor, discovering its magic, unlocking its mysteries ... and revealing the secret of happiness to them all.
King Richard the Second ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV).
Underworld evolution ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Vampire heroine Selene continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans. The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes. Selene and her love Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. The tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
The gathering storm ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
In the mid-1930's the great politican and orator Winston Churchill was out of favor with the English people and struggling to make his voice heard. Wrestling with his personal demons, a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending threat from Hitler's Germany.
The daughter of time by Josephine Tey ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Story of the search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower.
The sanctuary sparrow ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Suspected of robbing the town goldsmith, a young juggler seeks refuge at the abbey where Brother Cadfael is given the job of keeping an eye him while the authorities investigate. But things become more complicated when the goldsmith's neighbor is found floating dead in the river.
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Jacobi, Derek George, 1938-
Jacobi, Derek, Sir, 1938-
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