Derek Jacobi

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Singing celebrities make film urging Britons to get Covid jab
David Walliams, Jim Broadbent, Nicola Roberts and Asa Butterfield among stars performing in short film

Mattha Busby

03, Jul, 2021 @11:55 AM

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'A critic said my stomach was a warning to us all!' Simon Callow meets Derek Jacobi
The theatre legends look back at working with Laurence Olivier and Peter O’Toole, the pain of biting reviews, the joy of a good run – and the agonies of being miscast

Chris Wiegand

16, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Romeo & Juliet review – Verona is a dystopia in trailblazing tragedy
Sam Tutty and Emily Redpath star in an ambitious new version of Shakespeare’s play created with digital wizardry

Arifa Akbar

11, Feb, 2021 @11:59 PM

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For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up
In an event for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, Dench, Smith, McKellen and Jacobi spoke about their highs and lows, superstitions and acting tips

Chris Wiegand

30, Nov, 2020 @9:37 AM

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Judi Dench and Ian McKellen head cast for Zoom show in aid of UK theatre workers
Maggie Smith and Derek Jacobi also among those who will take part in comedy fundraiser

Amy Walker

22, Nov, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Working-class talent blighted by Covid-19 pandemic, says actor Michelle Collins
Ian McKellen and Lesley Manville perform in fundraising videos organised by Collins for Equity’s benevolent fund for creatives

Chris Wiegand

02, Jun, 2020 @2:59 PM

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The week in radio: Neil Gaiman’s Chivalry; Christmas Compass; The Nutcracker and more
Musical radio chairs, Neil Gaiman and a ‘best-smelling’ US housewife delivered wall-to-wall festive cheer

Miranda Sawyer

29, Dec, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans review – the empire strikes back
Derek Jacobi gamely reprises his celebrated role as Claudius in an entertaining big-screen outing for the CBBC television series

Peter Bradshaw

26, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80
Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice … as the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, Janet Suzman, Michael Sheen, Bill Condon and Stephen Fry pay tribute

Interviews by Catherine Shoard and Chris Wiegand

22, May, 2019 @3:22 PM

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Les Misérables episode one recap – it's the big muscle, magnificent trouser show!
How do you rewrite a story everyone knows? With Dominic West as the Incredible Hulk, Derek Jacobi as a pruning bishop – and the Tinder profile from hell

Viv Groskop

30, Dec, 2018 @10:00 PM

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Murder on the Orient Express review – delicious whodunnit fun
Kenneth Branagh’s lavish, all-star take on the Agatha Christie classic is endearingly nostalgic

Simran Hans

05, Nov, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Stratton review – acting’s all-time low
Derek Jacobi’s performance is among the lowlights of this embarrassing Bond-on-a-boat affair

Wendy Ide

03, Sep, 2017 @7:00 AM

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