Jason Isaacs

British actor (born 1963)

Jason Michael Isaacs (born 6 June 1963) is an English[1] actor and voice actor who was born in Liverpool. His best-known roles include Colonel William Tavington in the movie The Patriot and Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movie franchise. He is Jewish.[2]

Jason Isaacs
Isaacs at the premiere of Fury at the Newseum in Washington D.C, October 2014
Born (1963-06-06) 6 June 1963 (age 60)
Occupation(s)Actor, Voice Actor
Years active1989–present
PartnerEmma Hewitt

Filmography change

Movies change

Year Film Role Awards and nominations
1989 The Tall Guy Doctor 2
1994 Shopping Market Trader
1995 Solitaire For Two Harry
1996 Dragonheart Lord Felton
1997 Event Horizon D.J.
1998 Armageddon Dr. Ronald Quincy, Research
Divorcing Jack Cow Pat Keegan
Soldier Colonel Mekum
St. Ives Alain de Keroual de Saint-Yves
1999 The End of the Affair Father Richard Smythe
2000 The Patriot British Col. William Tavington
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Villain (Internet Only) (nominated) (2001).
  • British Supporting Actor of the Year, Awards for the London Film Critics Circle (ALFS) (nominated) (2001).
2001 Sweet November Chaz Watley
Black Hawk Down US Army Ranger Captain Mike Steele
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Lucius Malfoy
Passionada Charles Beck
Resident Evil Dr. William Birkin (uncredited)
The Tuxedo Clark Devlin
Windtalkers Major Mellitz
2003 Peter Pan George Darling and Captain Hook
Nouvelle-France Général James Wolfe
2005 The Chumscrubber Mr. Parker
Elektra DeMarco (uncredited)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Lucius Malfoy
Nine Lives Damian
Tennis, Anyone...? Johnny Green
2006 Friends with Money David
2007 Grindhouse, in the faux trailer "Don't" Bearded Man
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Lucius Malfoy
2008 Good Maurice
La Conjura de El Escorial Antonio Pérez
2009 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Lucius Malfoy Appears as a moving portrait
2010 Green Zone Major Briggs
Batman: Under The Red Hood Ra's al Ghul (Voice)[3]
Skeletons The Colonel[4]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Lucius Malfoy Post-production
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Lucius Malfoy Post-production

Television change

of appearance
Programme or series Role Awards and nominations
1989 A Quiet Conspiracy
1989 This Is David Lander French Doctor
(2 seasons)
Capital City Chas Ewell
1989 Boon Mike Puckett
1990 TECX Edward Latham
1991 Ashenden Andrew Lehman
1991 Eye Contact Michael
1992 Civvies Frank Dillon
(1 episode)
Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

"Cherubim and Seraphim"

Dr. Desmond Collier
(1 episode)
Taggart (1983–present)

"Double Exposure"

(1 episode)
Highlander: The Series (1992–1998)

"The Lady and the Tiger"

Immortal Zachary Blaine
1995 A Relative Stranger Peter Fairman
1995 Dangerous Lady Michael Ryan
(TV movie)
Loved Up Des
(TV movie)
Guardians Jim Reid
(TV movie)
Burn Your Phone The Killer
(TV movie)
The Fix Tony Kay
1998 The Last Don II Father Luca Tonarini
(3 episodes)
The West Wing (1999–2006)

"Memorial Day"
"N.S.F. Thurmont"

Colin Ayres
2006 Scars Chris
2006 The State Within Sir Mark Brydon, British Ambassador to the USA
2006–2008 Brotherhood Michael Caffee
2008 The Curse of Steptoe Harry H. Corbett
(one episode)

"#5.7 Gotta Look Up to Get Down"

Mr. Fredrick Line

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Jason Isaacs: Filmography". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 2007-11-28.

Theatre change

of appearance
Play Role Awards and nominations
[Unknown] God: A Comedy in One Act
1992 The Black and White Minstrels
The King's Head Theatre, London
and 1993
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Royal National Theatre, London
Louis Ironson
1993 1953
Almeida Theatre, London
Benito Mussolini
2000 The Force of Change
Royal Court Theatre, London
2007 The Dumb Waiter
Trafalgar Studios, London

Animated television series and video games change

of appearance
Animated television series or video game Role Awards and nominations
1994 Beneath a Steel Sky (video game) (Voice)
2005 Spartan: Total Warrior
(video game)
(Voice of Sejanus)
2005–2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender
(animated television series)
Admiral Zhao
2009 Napoleon: Total War
(video game)
(Voice) Story teller
2010 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
(video game)
(Voice) Unknown character

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Jason Isaacs: Filmography". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 2007-11-28. Napoleon: Total War story teller from http://www.totalwar.com/napoleon/gallery/videos.phpArchived 2012-04-20 at the Wayback Machine (Napoleon: Total War - Story Trailer).

References change

  1. Jasper Rees (2007-01-27). "'There is a streak of cruelty in me': Actor Jason Isaacs Says Life Prepared Him to Become a Specialist in Unattractive Characters". The Daily Telegraph, Review. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-06-27. The way he tells it, Isaacs's career is a big mistake. He grew up in Liverpool, then London, he went to Bristol University to read law and felt uneasy among peers 'who all sounded like Hugh Grant'. He signed up for the drama society when he saw an audition for a part with 'Northern accent required'. ... He applied to drama schools with no intention of going. But the rather stern admissions tutor who offered him a place at Central School of Speech and Drama in London took umbrage at his vacillation. 'She said, "This is a vocation. If you're not interested, tell me now." I was so English and too embarrassed to tell her the truth.' 
  2. Jason Isaacs shocked by Mel Gibson's rant
  3. Latimesblogs.latimes.com about the Batman: Under the Red Hood
  4. "Skeletonsthemovie.com - Skeletons". Archived from the original on 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-08-11.

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