Derek Jacobi is an English actor who was born on October 22, 1938, in Leytonstone, East London, England.
He is known for his stage, television, and film work, and has had a long and successful career spanning more than five decades.
Jacobi began his acting career in the late 1950s and early 1960s, working primarily in the theatre.
He made his West End debut in 1963 in the play “A Man for All Seasons,” and went on to perform in numerous other plays, including “The Tempest,” “Hamlet,” and “Oedipus Rex.”
In the 1970s, Jacobi began to make a name for himself in television, appearing in shows such as “The Pallisers” and “I, Claudius,” for which he won a BAFTA Award.
He also appeared in several films during this time, including “The Day of the Jackal” and “The Odessa File.”
In the 1980s and 1990s, Jacobi continued to work in both film and television, and also returned to the stage. He received critical acclaim for his performance in the play “Breaking the Code,” which earned him a Tony Award.
He also starred in the BBC television series “Cadfael” and appeared in films such as “Dead Again” and “Gladiator.”
Jacobi has continued to work steadily in the 21st century, appearing in films such as “The King’s Speech” and “Cinderella,” as well as television shows such as “Vicious” and “The Crown.”
He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including a knighthood in 1994 and a Laurence Olivier Award in 1985.
Derek Jacobi Partner: Meet Richard Clifford
Derek Jacobi has been in a long-term relationship with his partner, Richard Clifford, since the 1970s.
The couple met while performing in a stage production of “Edward II” and have been together ever since.
They entered into a civil partnership in 2006, and then later converted it to a marriage when same-sex marriage was legalized in England and Wales in 2014.
Richard Clifford is also an actor, and the two have worked together on stage and screen several times throughout their careers.