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  • Trivia

    • On December 13, 2007, Jason Isaacs was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Actor In A Leading Role - Mini-Series Or Television Movie" category for his performance in The State Within.

    • Jason and his family moved to London, England when he was 11 years old.

    • Jason is interested in tennis at some stage.

    • Jason writes left handed but uses his right hand for everything else.

    • Jason has a phobia of spiders and horses.

    • Jason is Jewish.

    • Jason is 5' 11" (1.80 m) tall.

    • Jason's natural eye colour is blue.

    • Jason is the third of four sons of a Liverpool merchant.

    • Jason is best known for his bad guy roles in The Patriot as the evil Colonel Tavington and in the Harry Potter series as the equally wicked Lucius Malfoy.

    • Jason and his wife have two daughters, Lily was born March 23, 2002 and Ruby born in August 2005.

    • Jason has been married to his beloved wife, Emma Hewitt, since 1988.

    • Jason is said to be one of the best "British Imports" America has found in the 21st century.

    • Jason starred in a play with Ruth Wallace titled The Glory of Love.

    • Jason met his first girlfriend at Bristol University.

    • Jason has directed and/or starred in more than 20 theatre productions on the London stage.

    • Jason appeared in his critically acclaimed role as Louis in the Royal National Theatre Production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America.

    • When Jason was first cast in the role as Lucius Malfoy, he insisted that the character be dressed more aristocratic instead of the pin-stripped suits originally intended for Malfoy.

    • In 2002, Jason & co. were nominated for PFCS Award Best Acting Ensemble for: Black Hawk Down 2001). It was shared with: Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, and Tom Sizemore.

    • In 2003, Jason & co. were nominated for PFCS Award Best Acting Ensemble for: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). It was shared with: Kenneth Branagh, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Daniel Radcliffe, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, and Emma Watson.

    • In 2001, Jason was nominated for ALFS Award British Supporting Actor of the Year for: The Patriot (2000).

    • In 2001, Jason was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Villain (Internet Only) for: The Patriot (2000).

    • Jason originally studied to pursue a career as an attorney.

    • Jason had an uncredited role as Dr. William Birkin (and the narrator) in Resident Evil (2002).

    • Jason was set to reprise his role as Dr. William Birkin in Resident Evil: Apocalypse(2004), but left the project.

  • Quotes

    • Jason: I get some of the nicest fan mail you could imagine. Also when I'm up for an award, my fans all vote online and then they'll boast to each other about how many thousands of times they've clicked my name. Their thumbs must be bleeding!

    • Jason: (on meeting his wife) We met at drama school, and have been together for 17 years. We're not actually married, although we call each other husband and wife otherwise people get rather peculiar. It seems a bit weird to call someone your girlfriend when you have a child.

    • Jason: (on his role in Harry Potter) I went off and read the books after the audition and I read all four books in one sitting - you know - didn't wash, didn't eat, drove around with them on the steering wheel like a lunatic. I suddenly understood why my friends, who I'd thought where slightly backward, had been so addicted to these children's books. They're like crack.

    • Jason: (on fame) I imagine like most of us that I'd like obscene amounts of money but the people I met and worked with who have those obscene amounts of money and have obscene amounts of fame have awful lives. Really. I mean hideously compromised lives. And I can go anywhere. No one knows who I am. I can go on the tube and bus and wander through the streets. So I'm quite happy not to get the girl.

    • Jason: (on his character Lucius Malfoy & his future) Well, he's not going to get any nicer. He's a genocidal racist maniac. He's one of these people who thinks the world was a great place when Voldemort ruled the world. He's particularly offended by mixed-blood Mudbloods, the product of wizards and humans. So I hope he goes into therapy.

    • Jason: (on acting) I could release myself into acting in a way that I was not released socially.

    • Jason: Every time I make a plan, God laughs at me.

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