How tall is Derek Jacobi?
Derek Jacobi was born on October 22, 1938, in Leytonstone, London, England, UK. Derek portrayed Hamlet at the English National Youth Theatre prior to receiving his high school diploma and earned a scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he initially studied history before focusing completely on the stage. It was Olivier who provided Derek his film debut, recreating his stage role of Cassio in Olivier's acclaimed cinematic version of Othello (1965). Olivier subsequently cast Derek in his own filmed presentation of Chekhov's Three Sisters (1970). On TV Derek was in the celebrated company playing Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (1967) alongside Maggie Smith and then-husband Robert Stephens; Derek had played the role earlier at the Chichester Festival in 1965.
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