|Derek Jacobi (1938 - )|
|I, Claudius (1976) [Claudius]: Poisoned by eating poison mushrooms. (Thanks to Aaron)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) [Hamlet]: Slashed with a poisoned blade during a swordfight with David Robb, he dies shortly after killing Patrick Stewart in turn.
The Secret of NIMH (1982; animated) [Nicodemus]: Providing the voice of a rat, he is crushed to death by the pulleys and ropes when Jenner (voiced by Paul Shenar) cuts the ropes that are hoisting up the cinder-block home of Mrs. Brisby (voiced by Elizabeth Hartman). (Thanks to Drew, Aaron, and Tommy)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1985) [Cyrano de Bergerac]: Fatally injured by being run over by a carriage, he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Sinead Cusack.
Dead Again (1991) [Franklyn Madson]: Impaled on a scissors-sculpture at the end of a fight with Kenneth Branagh.
Hamlet (1996) [Claudius]: Stabbed and poisoned by Kenneth Branagh.
Revengers Tragedy (2002) [The Duke]: Poisoned when Christopher Eccleston tricks him into kissing Jean Butler's skull, whose teeth Christopher had coated with poison. His body is shown again later on lying among all the flowers and stuffed animals in front of Sophie Dahl's shrine. (In the DVD audio commentary, director Alex Cox confirms that a special-effects dummy head was used for this later scene.)
Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (2004) [Colonel Protheroe]: Stabbed in the back by Jason Flemyng and Janet McTeer; his body is shown afterwards when he's discovered, and the murder is shown in a flashback later on. (Thanks to Hamish)
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007) [Grandfather]: Dies of old age/natural causes, compounded by grief over the death of his granddaughter (Sophie Vavasseur). (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)