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Jason Isaacs Biography

Birth Place:
Liverpool, England

Fast Facts

  • Made his big-screen debut in 1989, playing a doctor in the Jeff Goldblum romantic comedy The Tall Guy
  • Became known to British audiences with villainous turns in Inspector Morse: Cherubim & Seraphim and Taggart: Double Exposure (both 1992)
  • Collaborated on several films with actor Sean Pertwee, director Paul W
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  • Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt (all of whom he met at the Central School of Speech and Drama), including Shopping (1994), Event Horizon (1997) and Soldier (1998)
  • Breakout role came with the part of Col
  • William Tavington in Mel Gibson's historical drama The Patriot (2000)
  • Became a household name playing the nefarious Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film adaptations
  • Made an uncredited appearance as "Bearded Man" in a fake movie trailer from the 2007 double feature Grindhouse
  • Is fluent in Spanish


  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated


  • Lily -- Daughter
  • Ruby -- Daughter
  • Emma Hewitt -- Significant Other