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Derek George Jacobi
Leytonstone, East London, England
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Derek Jacobi Fast Facts:
Began performing on the stage while attending an all-boys school, playing female parts until his voice changed.
Continued in school productions while studying history at the University of Cambridge. A leading performance in
earned him professional jobs after graduation.
Portrayal of Henry VIII impressed Laurence Olivier, who invited him to become one of the founding members of the newly formed National Theatre.
After numerous stage and screen appearances, breakthrough role came as the stammering emperor in the 1976 television series
Gained international attention in Kenneth Branagh's film productions of Shakespeare's
(1996) as well as his thriller
work includes performing on an audio drama and a webcast, and playing Professor Yana in the episode of the TV series titled "Utopia."
Shortly after civil unions were granted in England in 2005, legalized his 27-year relationship with actor Richard Clifford.
Has the rare distinction of attaining both Danish and British knighthood.
Derek Jacobi Relationships:
Daisy Gertrude Jacobi - Mother
Richard Clifford - Significant Other
Alfred George Jacobi - Father
Derek Jacobi Awards:
1989 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
1985 Tony: Actor (Play) - Winner
1988 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
1991 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2001 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
University of Cambridge, St. John's College, Cambridge, England (1960)
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