The Golden Globe, BAFTA, International Emmy and Critic's Circle nominated Jason Isaacs began his acting career at Bristol University where he studied Law, but found himself acting, writing and directing most of the time. After graduation, he trained for three years at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2000, his breakout role as Colonel William Tavington in Roland Emmerich's feature film The Patriot garnered him numerous nominations including one from the British Film Critics' Circle.
Two years later, Isaacs began his role as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He went on to reprise the role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and again in the last two films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Parts I and II.
His other film credits include Black Hawk Down, Green Zone, Peter Pan,Friends with Money, The Tuxedo, Sweet November, Windtalkers, End of the Affair, Armageddon, Event Horizon, Good, Abduction and Skeletons.
On stage he created the role of Louis in the award-winning Royal National Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2 and has performed to packed houses at London's Royal Court, Almeida, King's Head and Trafalgar theatres. In 2007, he starred in a sell-out run of Pinter's The Dumb Waiter with comedian Lee Evans.
Isaacs has won multiple awards and nominations for his television roles including the BAFTA Best Actor nomination for The Curse of Steptoe and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for the BBC's The State Within. The critics raved over his performances in Scars, Lynda LaPlante's Civvies and as Michael Caffee in three seasons of the Peabody Award-winning Brotherhood.He then starred as Jackson Brodie in the BBC's Case Histories, a role that garnered him various other nominations including an International Emmy for Best Leading Actor. Case Histories also won the BAFTA Scotland Award for best drama series. He produced and starred as Detective Michael Britten in NBC's critically acclaimed dual-reality drama Awake. He has also appeared in The West Wing and Entourage.
Jason recently appeared in the feature Sweetwater alongside Ed Harris and January Jones, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. That year, he completed After the Fall executive produced by Terrence Malick and directed by Saar Klein, Field of Lost Shoes directed by Sean McNamara and London Fields directed by Mathew Cullen. He appeared in the NBC miniseries event Rosemary's Baby in April 2014 and was seen alongside Brad Pitt in Fury in October 2014.
Jason is currently filming the action-adventure event series DIG for USA Network from the minds behind Heroes and Homeland, to premiere on March 5, 2015.