Sir Derek Jacobi
Born on 22nd of October 1938
Born 1938. Actor.
After graduating from Cambridge he joined the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Made television debut in She Stoops to Conquer (1961). Invited by Laurence Olivier in 1963 to join the newly-established National Theatre. Appeared in Man of Straw (1972), The Strauss Family (1972) and The Pallisers (1974). Played title role in I, Claudius (1976). Appeared in Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977), Richard II (1978), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1985). Received a knighthood in 1994. One of Britain’s best known classical actors.
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