Jason Isaacs

Having emerged from his native Liverpool an established and respected performer, actor Jason Isaacs became casting directors' ideal choice for playing imperious screen villains in the early 2000s. Possessing a steely ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1963 in Lancashire, England, GB


Actor (66)

A Cure for Wellness 2017 (Movie)


Rio, I Love You 2016 (Movie)

O "Gringo" (Actor)

The Infiltrator 2016 (Movie)

Mark Jackowski (Actor)

Star Wars: Rebels 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


The Making of Dig 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)


After the Fall 2014 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Field of Lost Shoes 2014 (Movie)

John C. Breckinridge (Actor)

Fury 2014 (Movie)

Captain Waggoner (Actor)

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights 2014 (Movie)


London Fields 2014 (Movie)

Mark Asprey (Actor)

Manchester United Ruined My Life 2014 (Movie)


Rosemary's Baby 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Stockholm, Pennsylvania 2014 (Movie)

Ben McKay (Actor)

A Single Shot 2013 (Movie)

Waylon (Actor)

Sweetwater 2013 (Movie)

Prophet Josiah (Actor)

Awake 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)


Abduction 2011 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Siddeley & Leland Turbo (Voice)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2011 (Movie)

Lucius Malfoy (Actor)

The Great Ghost Rescue 2011 (Movie)


Green Zone 2010 (Movie)

Lt. Briggs (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 (Movie)

Lucius Malfoy (Actor)

Brotherhood 2005 - 2009 (TV Show)


Skeletons 2009 (Movie)

The Colonel (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


Entourage 2008 (Tv Show)


Good 2008 (Movie)

Maurice Gluckstein (Actor)

La Conjura de el Escorial 2008 (Movie)

Antonio Perez (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Lucius Malfoy (Actor)

The State Within 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


Friends With Money 2006 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Lucius Malfoy (Actor)

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Damian (Actor)

Nouvelle-France 2005 (Movie)

General Wolfe (Actor)

The Chumscrubber 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Parker (Actor)

Tennis Anyone? 2004 (Movie)

Johnny Green (Actor)

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)


High Times' Potluck 2003 (Movie)

Arneau (Actor)

Hotel 2003 (Movie)

Australian Actor (Actor)

Passionada 2003 (Movie)

Charles Beck (Actor)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

Mr Darling/Captain Hook (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Lucius Malfoy (Actor)

The Tuxedo 2002 (Movie)

Clark Devlin (Actor)

Windtalkers 2002 (Movie)

Major Mellitz (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Captain Mike Steele (Actor)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

Chaz (Actor)

The Last Minute 2001 (Movie)

Percy (Actor)

History or Hollywood? The Patriot 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


St. Ives 2000 (Movie)

Alain (Actor)

The Patriot 2000 (Movie)

Colonel William Tavington (Actor)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

Father Smythe (Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Ronald Quincy (Actor)

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

'Cow Pat' Keegan (Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)


Mario Puzo's The Last Don II 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Soldier 1998 (Movie)

Colonel Mekum (Actor)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

D J (Actor)

Dragonheart 1996 (Movie)

Felton (Actor)

Loved Up 1996 (Movie)

Dez (Actor)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

Market Trader (Actor)

Solitaire for Two 1996 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Cherubim and Seraphim 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Ashenden 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


The Tall Guy 1990 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Dig (TV Show)



Having emerged from his native Liverpool an established and respected performer, actor Jason Isaacs became casting directors' ideal choice for playing imperious screen villains in the early 2000s. Possessing a steely gaze and stentorian tones, he lent an elegant evil to such onscreen bad guys as Mel Gibson's British nemesis in "The Patriot" (2000), the theatrical Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" series, and Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" (2003). He showed more complex sides to his talent in films like "The End of the Affair" (1999) and "Black Hawk Down" (2001), though his finest showcases came on television series like "Brotherhood" (Showtime, 2006-08) and "The State Within" (BBC, 2006), which earned him widespread acclaim and propelled the actor to stardom in America. By the time he reprised Death Eater Lucius Malfoy for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" (2010), Isaacs had established himself as one of England's most versatile talents who managed to also become a star in America.


Emma Hewitt

Began dating at the Central School have lived together since 1988 although unmarried, he refers to Hewitt as his "wife"

Lily Isaacs

Born March 23, 2002 mother, Emma Hewitt

Ruby Isaacs

Born August 26, 2005 mother, Emma Hewitt


Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School

Elstree , Hertfordshire
Was in the same year as film reviewer Mark Kermode

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England 1985 - 1988
Classmates included Sean Pertwee, Paul Anderson and Jeremy Bolt

Bristol University

1982 - 1985
Directed and/or starred in over 30 stage productions and performing each summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival



Played a police detective living parallel lives on NBC's "Awake"


Starred in BBC crime drama "Case Histories"


Reprised the role of Lucius Malfoy for the seventh and final installment of the series directed by David Yates, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"; film released in two parts, Part 1 in November 2010 and Part 2 in July 2011


Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in "Good"


Reprised the role of Lucius Malfoy in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," adapted from the fifth book in the fantasy series


Played Sir Mark Brydon, a British Ambassador to Washington in The State Within (aired on the BBC in Britain and BBC America); earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-series or TV Movie


Cast in Nicole Holofcener's "Friends with Money"


Played Michael Caffee on the Showtime series "Brotherhood"


Starred in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash"


Cast in the Rodrigo García ensemble "Nine Lives"


Again played Lucius Malfoy in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"


Cast as the villainous Captain Hook in "Peter Pan"


Played villainous Lucius Malfoy in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"


Cast as Major Mellitz in John Woo's "Windtalkers"


Had featured role as American Ranger Captain Mike Steele in "Black Hawk Down"


Co-starred with Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves in the remake of "Sweet November"; played a drag queen


Delivered villainous role as British Colonel Tavington in the Revolutionary War epic "The Patriot"


Returned to the London stage as a British detective interrogating a suspected terrorist in "The Force of Change" at the Royal Court Theatre


Portrayed Father Smythe, the confidante of Julianne Moore's Sarah in Neil Jordan's remake of "The End of the Affair"


Had featured role as an IRA terrorist in the comedy thriller "Divorcing Jack"


Third collaboration with Anderson, playing the despotic Colonel Mekum in "Soldier"


Played a priest who has an affair with a gangster's daughter in the CBS miniseries "Mario Puzo's The Last Don II"


Re-teamed with Anderson for "Event Horizon"


Starred as Vittorio Mussolini in Patrick Marber's play "1953" at the Almeida Theater


Played a drug dealer in "Loved Up"


Co-starred with Jude Law and Sadie Frost in "Shopping"; first film with director Paul Anderson


Won acclaim for originating the role of Louis in Declan Donnellan's staging of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" at the Royal National Theatre


Delivered memorable role as a man who murders his twin in the three-part "Taggart: Double Exposure"


Again played a nefarious character, a doctor who has developed an anti-aging drug in "Inspector Morse: Cherubim & Seraphim"


Acted in the British miniseries "Ashenden" (aired in the US on A&E in 1992)


Feature acting debut in small role of a doctor in "The Tall Guy"


Had regular role of Chas Ewell on the British series "Capital City"


Early TV credit, a guest appearance on the series "This Is David Lander"

Earned Equity card performing as a children's entertainer

Bonus Trivia


Since he has played several drug dealers, Isaacs was asked about his own use of illegal substances. He reportedly replied: "I'm paranoid enough as it is," he said. "I don't need any pharmaceutical assistance. Chinese food is my drug." – from Rush & Malloy's gossip column in the Daily News, Aug. 4, 2000