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JASON ISAACS (Lt. Briggs) previously worked with Paul Greengrass on the BBC's The Fix (1997), in which Isaacs starred as the disgraced footballer Tony Kay.

Isaacs recently finished filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Part II, reprising the role of the Death Eater Lucius Malfoy after appearing in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In July, he will be seen in the surreal black comedy Skeletons, starring as The Colonel. In 2009, Isaacs executive produced and appeared alongside Viggo Mortensen as the doomed Jewish psychoanalyst Maurice, in an adaptation of the Nazi-era stage play Good, for which he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Award by the Critics' Circle. From 2006 to 2008, he starred as Irish-American gangster Michael Caffee in three seasons of the Peabody Award-winning hit Showtime series Brotherhood, for which he was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Drama. In 2008, he starred as Harry H. Corbett in The Curse of Steptoe on the BBC and was nominated for a Best Actor award at the BAFTAs. That year, he also guest-starred as Fredrick "Freddy” Lyme in the HBO series Entourage.

In 2006, Isaacs starred in three diverse roles: in the BBC's six-part conspiracy thriller The State Within as Sir Mark Brydon, the besieged British Ambassador to Washington, D.C., for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television; in the ensemble comedy Friends With Money, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, as Catherine Keener's patronizing husband David, alongside Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack and Frances McDormand; and in Channel 4 Television's critically lauded and disturbing film Scars, as the damaged and dangerous Chris. The film explored the birth of conscience via a series of monologues that were verbatim transcripts of a violent career criminal.

In 2005, Isaacs appeared in equally varied roles. He starred as the heartbreaking romantic Damian, reconnecting with his old love Robin Wright Penn, in Rodrigo García's award-winning Nine Lives (The New York Times' "film moment of the year”) and as the repressed suburban dad Mr. Parker in The Chumscrubber (both films premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival). He also starred as the homophobic movie star Johnny Green in Donal Logue's independent comedy Tennis Anyone?. On television that year, he was the war-weary photojournalist Colin Ayers, romancing Donna (played by Janel Moloney) in a recurring role on NBC's The West Wing.

Isaacs has been working nonstop since his portrayal of the cruel Colonel William Tavington in 2000's The Patriot, opposite Mel Gibson. His scene-stealing turn in that film garnered him a London Critics' Circle Film Award nomination for British Supporting Actor of the Year and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination. The following year, Isaacs appeared in a sequined, strapless gown as Chaz/Cherry in the romantic drama Sweet November, with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron, and was then virtually unrecognizable as the bullet-headed ranger Capt. Mike Steele in Ridley Scott's critically acclaimed war drama Black Hawk Down. Isaacs went on to star in John Woo's World War II drama Windtalkers, with Nicolas Cage; in the bittersweet romantic comedy Passionada; and in the action-comedy The Tuxedo, with Jackie Chan. In 2003, Isaacs starred in the dual roles of Captain Hook and Mr. Darling in the live-action feature Peter Pan, for director P.J. Hogan.

Isaacs has also made several movies with his friend director Paul W.S. Anderson, including the sci-fi thriller Event Horizon, Soldier and the British cult film Shopping. Eagle-eyed viewers can spot his uncredited cameos in Anderson's Resident Evil, Rob Bowman's Elektra, Mike Figgis'experimental film Hotel and, most recently, Grindhouse. Isaacs' other film credits include The End of the Affair, the box-office giant Armageddon, Dragonheart, Divorcing Jack, the musical The Last Minute and the romantic comedy The Tall Guy, which marked his feature film debut.

Born in Liverpool, England, Isaacs attended Bristol University where, while studying law, he directed and/or starred in more than 20 theater productions. After graduating from London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, Isaacs starred for two seasons on the zeitgeist hit British television series Capital City, and then starred in Lynda La Plante's controversial Civvies, for the BBC. On stage, he created the role of Louis in the critically acclaimed Royal National Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America—Part 1 and Part 2, and has performed to packed houses at the Royal Court Theatre, the Almeida Theatre, the King's Head Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival. He most recently returned to the stage to star opposite Lee Evans in the sold-out, critically acclaimed West End revival of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, which ran through February and March of 2007.


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