His credits at Birmingham Rep include:
the title role in Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" (1960), Magpie in "Naked Island" based on the book by Russell Braddon
, Albert in "Hobson's Choice" by Harold Brighouse
, Stanley in "One Way Pendulum" by 'NF Simpson', the King in "A Man For All Seasons" by Robert Bolt
, the deputy in "Rashomon" based on the stories by Ryûnosuke
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
I've now been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. We just went to the registry office, signed a bit of paper and it was all over. We didn't have a bit party, but we had twenty-five friends to lunch. It was very quiet though, all over in a morning. - On his civil partnership ceremony
In 1963, when Jacobi auditioned for Britain's just-forming National Theatre, Olivier hired him as an understudy and spear-carrier. Luckily for Jacobi, the actor he was understudying. Jeremy Brett
got the call to Hollywood, and Jacobi inherited all his parts.