Derek Jacobi


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  • Birth Name: Derek George Jacobi
  • Birth Place: Leytonstone, East London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/22/1938, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Weekend Playlist: Last Tango in Halifax, Boardwalk Empire Join Sunday Crush

Anyone seeking momentary relief from the dazzling darkness of the anti-hero vogue so prevalent on Sunday nights — epitomized by Breaking Bad's harrowing race to the finish line — will find a delightful tonic in PBS's Last Tango in Halifax (Sunday, check listings), a winning romance about two widowed seventysomethings and their supportive but screwed-up families.

Not a meth dealer (Bad), serial killer (Dexter), bootlegger (Boardwalk Empire) or brooding bully of a fixer (Ray Donovan) in sight, but life is still not without its complications in Halifax, a six-part charmer blessed with instant chemistry between the esteemed Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid (from the recent Upstairs, Downstairs remake) as Alan and Celia, lonely pensioners and former childhood pals who reconnect on Facebook after 60 years and impulsively decide to take a second chance on love.

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Cheers & Jeers: The Borgias' Derek Jacobi: When in Rome...

Cheers to The Borgias for bringing Derek Jacobi back where he belongs: in a steamy Roman period piece.  

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The magnificent British actor first made his name with American audiences as the titular stuttering Roman emperor in the gleefully hedonistic '70s miniseries I, Claudius. Since then, he's appeared in myriad period more


Last Will & Testament
Two Men Went To War
Gosford Park
Last Will. & Testament

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There Be Dragons
There Be Dragons

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Fight for Freedom
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 1: Episode 6
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 1: Episode 5
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 1: Episode 4

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Year Title Description
2013 Shakespeare Uncovered TV Show Series, Host
2013 Vicious TV Show Series, Actor - Stuart Bixby
2013 Dangerous Edge TV Show Series, Narrator
2012 Titanic TV Show Series, Actor - Lord William Pirrie
2012 Last Tango in Halifax TV Show Series, Actor - Alan

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