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Derek Jacobi

Preeminent British classical actor of the first post-Olivier generation, Derek Jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding TWO knighthoods, Danish and English (Olivier was the other). Modest and unassuming in nature, Jacobi's firm place in theatre history centers ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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He acted in Frank Hauser's adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre's play, "Kean," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Eleanor David, Nicholas Farrell, Ian McNeice, Sarah Woodward, Kate Duchene, Christopher Luscombe, and Tim Wallers in the cast. Sam Mendes was director. See more »

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Sir Derek Jacobi


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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It's as though you have crossed Niagara on a tightrope 250 times and, on the 251st crossing---vertigo. You are convinced you can't move across the stage without falling over. You go rigid from the knees down. You suddenly wonder, why am I doing this? I knew I'd got to get through a whole season, three spanking parts, and that if I ran away, I would never act on stage again. It was that knowledge ... See more »


Was on the short list of actors considered for the role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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