Jason Michael Isaacs (born 6 June 1963) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011), Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot (2000), Captain Hook in Peter Pan (2003), criminal Michael Caffee in the Showtime series Brotherhood (2006–2008), Captain Waggoner in Fury (2014), Marshal Georgy Zhukov in The Death of Stalin (2017), and Vasili in Hotel Mumbai (2018). His other film roles include Divorcing Jack (1998), The End of the Affair (1999), Sweet November (2001), The Tuxedo (2002), Nine Lives (2005), Friends with Money (2006), Good (2008), Green Zone (2010), Abduction (2011), A Single Shot (2013), After the Fall (2014), A Cure for Wellness (2016), Skyfire (2019), and Scoob! (2020).Isaacs' roles in television have included Dr. Hunter Aloysius "Hap" Percy in the Netflix supernatural series The OA, Captain Gabriel Lorca in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, the voice of the Grand Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels and the voice of Admiral Zhao in the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender. His other roles on television include Capital City (1989–1990), Dangerous Lady (1995), The Fix (1997), Awake (2012), Rosemary's Baby (2014), Dig (2015) and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019). He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for Brotherhood and won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Case Histories (2011-2013). He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for The State Within (2006) and for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Harry H. Corbett in The Curse of Steptoe (2008).Isaacs' stage roles include Louis Ironson in Declan Donnellan's 1992 and 1993 Royal National Theatre premieres of Parts One (Millennium Approaches) and Two (Perestroika) of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, and as hitman Ben in a 50th-anniversary revival of Harold Pinter's 1957 play The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios in the West End.
Isaacs began living with his partner, BBC documentary filmmaker Emma Hewitt, in 1987. They started dating at the Central School and were married in 2001. They have two daughters, Ruby and Lilly.Isaacs describes himself as a "Jewish man who does almost nothing Jewish in his life" and feels "profoundly Jewish, but not in a religious way". He has spoken of travelling unrecognised to film premières on the London Underground, saying, "They just think, who's that t*** in black tie? As soon as I get on the red carpet they start screaming and screaming."On 4 August 2020 Isaacs revealed he had battled a "decades-long love affair with drugs". He spoke of how a bartender had slipped a 12-year-old Isaacs and his friends a bottle of Southern Comfort, which they proceeded to get blackout drunk on. He said "The next morning, I woke up with a splitting headache, stinking of puke with a huge scab and the memory of having utterly shamed myself. All I could think was… I cannot f------ wait to do that again. Why? I’ve no idea. Genes? Nurture? Star sign? I just know I chased the sheer ecstatic joy I felt that night for another 20 years with increasingly dire consequences." Eventually, Isaacs realized he needed help and achieved sobriety, but asked fans not to congratulate him on his efforts, writing on Twitter "Please don't anyone congratulate me or tell me they're proud of me. I am and was useless by myself. Pride's the worst part. If you feel the desperate need to click, retweet it to let other people know there's a solution out there."
Isaacs was born in Liverpool on 6 June 1963, the third of four sons born to Jewish parents. His father was a jeweller. He spent his earliest childhood years in the Liverpool suburb of Childwall, in an "insular and closely knit" Jewish community co-founded by his Eastern European great-grandparents. Isaacs has stated that Judaism played a big role in his childhood, as he attended youth club in the local synagogue and a Jewish school (known then as King David High School), as well as a cheder twice a week as a young adult. When Isaacs was 11, he moved with his family to London and attended The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Elstree, Hertfordshire, where he was in the same year as future film critic Mark Kermode. He describes the bullying and intolerance he observed during his childhood as "preparation" for portraying the "unattractive" villains/bad guys he has most often played.As a Jewish teenager in London, Isaacs endured marked antisemitism by members and supporters of the far right extremist organisation, the National Front. His parents eventually emigrated to Israel. In an interview, he stated, "There were constantly people beating us up or smashing windows. If you were ever, say, on a Jewish holiday, identifiably Jewish, there was lots of violence around. But particularly when I was 16, in 1979, the National Front were really taking hold, there were leaflets at school, and Sieg Heiling and people goose-stepping down the road and coming after us." Following in the footsteps of his brothers (one who became a doctor, one a lawyer, and one an accountant), Isaacs studied law at Bristol University (1982–1985), but became more actively involved in the drama society, eventually acting in over 30 plays and performing each summer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, first with Bristol University and then twice with the National Student Theatre Company. After graduating from Bristol, he went immediately to train at London's Central School of Speech and Drama (1985–1988).
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Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
A new adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this fol...
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
In the emotionally charged, wild and humorous world of sixteen year old James Whitman, his struggle to overcome anxiety and depression involve seeking advice from Dr. A giant imaginary pigeon therapis...
In the near future, an 11-year old girl's loyalty to her parents is tested after an attack by her care giver hints at a more violent upheaval beyond their rural surroundings.
Monster Family 2
To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter, the Wishbone Family becomes a Vampire, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms a...
Lucy, a failed actor who lives in a agoraphobic relationship with Paul, is surprised to find herself on the verge of an affair with her new work colleague, Daniel. She doesn't know if sex with someone...
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob
The gang is taken back to the age of chivalrous knights, spell-casting wizards, and fire-breathing dragons by an evil sorceress.
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Two years into an invasion of Earth, survivors in Australia fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could s...
The true story of the rise and fall of Creation Records, the man responsible for supplying the "Brit Pop" soundtrack to the '90s, and a decade of cultural renaissance known as Cool Britannia. From hum...
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Liverpool FC: The 30 Year Wait
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Superman: Red Son
In the midst of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who lands in the USSR in the 1950s and becomes a symbol for the preservation of Stalin's brand of communism.
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Koko: A Red Dog Story
The true story of an ordinary dog, whose good fortune and ability to connect with people catapults him to fame.
Everything Is Connected: George Eliot's Life
Contemporary artist Gillian Wearing celebrates the legacy of Victorian novelist George Eliot. Just as Eliot’s novel Middlemarch explored the lives of ordinary men and women, this experimental film is...
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The professor fell in love with the hairdresser.
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Star Trek: Discovery
Follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yoursel...
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A Cure for Wellness
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The Death of Stalin
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Red Dog: True Blue
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Field of Lost Shoes
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Justice League: Gods and Monsters
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Star Wars Rebels
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Rio, I Love You
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After the Fall
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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion
The Imperial Star Destroyer has Wookiees in it.
JFK: Seven Days That Made a President
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On the rugged plains of the New Mexico Territory in the late 1800s, a fanatical religious leader, a Sheriff, and a former prostitutes collide in a blood triangle.
A Single Shot
The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
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The Great Ghost Rescue
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Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution
A documentary about the making of the Harry Potter movies.
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up
A documentary about the making of the Harry Potter movies.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments
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The Jackson Brodie detective novels were written by Kate Atkinson. A man is portrayed as a man.
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9/11 State of Emergency
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. Death Eaters are on the loose and the world is more dangerous than ever.
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction. The men were searching for deadly...
Batman: Under the Red Hood
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Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 4: Sound and Music
You can see the magic behind the sound and music in the World of Harry Potter.
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 2: Characters
Go behind the scenes with the filmmakers of the World of Harry Potter and focus on the characters in the film.
The Justin Lee Collins Show
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The Curse of Steptoe
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La conjura de El Escorial
King Philip II of Spain was in a court of betrayal.
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The Alan Titchmarsh Show
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Riding with Sugar
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The One Show
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The Making of 'Event Horizon'
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Friends with Money
After quitting her job, she doesn't know what's next.
Two mid level Hollywoodlosers are trying to find meaning in their lives through celebrity tennis tournaments.
The State Within
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Avatar: The Last Airbender
A young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny and bring peace to the world in a war-torn world.
The lives of people who live in suburbia are the subject of a dark comedy. Dean found Troy's body. He doesn't tell the adults because he knows they won't care. Everyone in town is focused on themselve...
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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The warrior survived a near-death experience, became an assassin-for-hire, and tried to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.
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Every night, Wendy Darling regales her brothers with tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. When Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit roof...
High Times Potluck
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened, and there will be adventure and d...
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V Graham Norton
V Graham Norton was an entertainment programme shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom starring Graham Norton, broadcast every weeknight as a successor to the weekly So Graham Norton. It aired from 6...
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A gung-ho Marine who was assigned to protect a "windtalker" was one of the people who were used to relay messages during World War II.
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The Last Minute
The clock is close to The Last Minute, but no one knows it. Billy Byrne is the Next Big Thing. At least that's what the London glitterazzi are saying. Billy Byrne was all over in a split second when t...
Richard & Judy
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Black Hawk Down
When the U.S. Is not in the picture. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a warlord, their Black Hawk helicopter is shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casua...
While a British film crew are in Venice shooting a version of The Duchess of Malfi, they are also being filmed by a sleazy documentary crew who are sharing meals with strange staff. The hit man, the c...
Nelson works in advertising in San Francisco. He met Sara while taking a driving test. He has other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks hi...
The Patriot: The Art of War
A 10 minute featurette that details thoughts from the cast and crew about the reality of the battles shown in the film and also, how these scenes were filmed. It makes for moderately interesting viewi...
Benjamin Martin wanted nothing more to do with battle in the French and Indian War, preferring the simple life of a farmer. Benjamin returned to his old life to protect his son when Gabriel enlisted i...
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The West Wing
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
The End of the Affair
On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix had a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of Sarah, who ended their affair two years before. The obsession with Sarah is rekindled, as he...
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When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA's Dan Truman decides the only way to stop it is to drill into it and blow it up. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to ...
The Last Don II
The heir moves into the position when the elder dies. As he tries to discover who launched a plot to overthrow his rule and who may be infiltrating other families, he quickly proves to be as ruthless ...
He's Irish, he's ageing, he drinks, is a touch cynical and when he has time writes a newspaper column. On the eve of the country's first election as an independent state, Dan Starkey's life is about t...
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In 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate the disappearance of the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis a...
The story of the British betting scandal of 1964, uncovered by journalist Mike Gabbatt which saw a number of British professional footballers were jailed and banned from football for life for conspiri...
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A Relative Stranger
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When majestic fire-breathers soared through the skies, a knight named Bowen came face to face with the last dragon on Earth, Draco. If he kills the king, he will die as well, so he decided to take up ...
Solitaire for 2
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No one thinks a seventeen-year-old girl can take on the hard men of London's gangland, but it's a mistake to underestimate her: she's smart, beautiful and very dangerous. She and her brother are unbea...
The story is about a girl who works in a cafe in London and meets araver who introduces her to the drug ecstasy. Ian Hart plays the raver and the girl falls in love with him, but she is fired from her...
A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale l...
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The Channel 3 breakfast television contractor/licensee broadcasted in the United Kingdom from January 1, 1993 to September 3, 2010. In November of 2009, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of ITV. The...
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Highlander: The Series
Duncan MacLeod is 400 years old and has seen his share of humanity's history. He tries to save people from harm even though he risks his life in battle.
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This Is David Lander
Stephen Fry starred in a TV show called This Is David Lander, which was a parody of investigative journalism shows.
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Colin Dexter wrote a series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. A large cast of notable actors and actresses, as well as John Thaw and Kevin Whately, starred in the series.
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Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme.The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, though various storylines have happened in ot...
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Neil Bogart was a co- founder of Casablanca Records.
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A CIA officer is the target of a rendition operation after being scapegoated for the death of an interrogation subject.
The Chief of Surgery excelled in her new role after her renowned boss fell into a coma. Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged her stellar talent ...
Attack of Jeffree Star
With the power of his 100 million dollar net worth, Jeffree Star unleashed his anger on the public.