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About Derek Jacobi
He is a British actor and stage singer. Due to his successful milestone career, he boasts of having featured in top stage productions such as “Uncle Vanya”, “Oedipus the King”, “Hamlet” and more.
Derek Jacobi played the eponymous character in the 1983 play, "Cyrano de Bergerac" which earned him a Laurence Olivier award and several other accolades.
Some of the works in which he has appeared on; "Othello" (1965), "The Odessa File" (1974), "Gladiator" (2000), "Underworld: Evolution" (2006), "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017), "Come Away" (2020), and more.
His parents are father, Alfred Jacobi who owned a sweet shop and mother, Daisy Gertrude who worked as a secretary. He got in a romantic relationship with theatre director, Richard Clifford in 1979.
He received the "Best Actor in a Revival" award at the 1983 Laurence Olivier Awards.
Jacobi earned the award for "Best Actor" at the 1993 Evening Standard Awards and also at the at the 1976 British Academy Television Awards
He won the "Best Guest Actor - Comedy Series" at the 2001 Primetime Emmy Award.
He was bestowed a "Lifetime Achievement" award at the 2008 Helen Hayes Awards.
He is a gay.
He is an atheist.
Jacobi received a degree in history from University of Cambridge.
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Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination.Derek Jacobi
I am an actor and I live in the world of pretend in my working capacity. I live in the world of my imagination.Derek Jacobi
I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out.Derek Jacobi
I would like to be as fit as I've always been. I've been blessed with good health, I've been blessed with stamina. Particularly for those great classical roles, you need an Olympian stamina. I, fortunately, have that.Derek Jacobi
Real-life people are often the hardest to play, people that you recreate who have actually lived, because you have to live up to people's knowledge of those characters.Derek Jacobi
Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react.Derek Jacobi
F.A.Q. about Derek Jacobi
When is his birthday?
Derek Jacobi's birthday is on October 22, 1938.
In how many days is his birthday?
Derek's birthday is in 3 days
How old is he?
He is 82 years old.
Where is Derek from?
He was born in Leytonstone, London, England, UK.
Derek Jacobi's Popularity
Derek Jacobi is a famous English actor, who was born on October 22, 1938. As a person born on this date, Derek Jacobi is listed in our database as the 92nd most popular celebrity for the day (October 22) and the 154th most popular for the year (1938).
People born on October 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Derek Jacobi is the 2786th most popular Libra.
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