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Birth Name: Derek George Jacobi

Age: 77, born 22 October 1938

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Height: 5' 10"

Relationship Status: In a relationship

Partner: Richard Clifford


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Description: 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 around his fearless display of his characters' more unappealingly aspects, their great flaws, eccentricities and, more often than not, their primal torment. Jacobi was born in Leytonstone, London, England, the only child of Alfred George Jacobi, a department store manager, and Daisy Gertr ... (more)
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"b. 1938 Was appointed CBE for his services to drama in 1985 and KBE in 1994. Also appointed Knight 1st class of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) in 1989. BAFTA winner - I, Claudius. BAFTA nominee - Philby, Burgess and Maclean; Dead Again; Breaking the Code; Last Tango in Halifax."

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"Probably best known to the British public for his eponymous role in the TV adaptation of Cadfael, Jacobi is Kenneth Brannagh's mentor and one of only two British actors to hold two knighthoods for his service to dramatic arts (British and Danish, the other was Laurence Olivier). Although he rarely, if ever, plays the lead on the big screen, his sensitive character portrayals often make his performances memorable. Must see: Jacobi turns his sensitive bearing and mentoring role on their heads pla"

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