Latest Derek Jacobi News


Effie Gray: Does It Take Victorian Repression Too Far?

By Rich Cline | 10th October 2014

Critics have been divided about the latest British period drama to hit cinemas. Effie Gray is based on a notorious true scandal from the mid-19th century, and most reviews have commented that the buttoned-up approach...

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National Theatre In London Celebrates 50 Years With A Shining Cast And Star-studded Guest List

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

The National Theatre in London celebrated five decades of quality productions yesterday with the aid of some of the brightest and most experienced stars of UK theatre. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi,...

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Nicole Kidman Is Grace Kelly In 'Grace Of Monaco' [Trailer + Pictures]

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th September 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen: welcome another runner in the race for decoration at the Oscars, Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco. The Australian actress leads the cast in this biopic surrounding the extravagance, revelry and mystery...

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Bbc Cancels Ben Elton's Sitcom 'The Wright Way'

By Elinor Cosgrave | 11th July 2013

The BBC has dropped Ben Elton's sitcom The Wright Way. The sitcom ended in May 2013 and the BBC announced yesterday (Wednesday 10th July) that it would not be renewing the comedy for a second...

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Sir Ian Mckellen's Sitcom 'Vicious' May Be Refreshing, But Is It Funny?

By Michael West | 23rd April 2013

Sir Ian McKellen says his new ITV sitcom with theatre legend Sir Derek Jacobi will not be an "expose on gay life," and more of a traditional show such as The Golden Girls. Sir Ian...

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The Hobbit Star Sir Ian Mckellan Has Been Battling Cancer But Old Age Is No Hurdle

By Lorna Greville  | 11th December 2012

By the gusto of his performances and larger than life energy in interviews, you'd never guess that star of the stage and screen, Sir Ian McKellan, had been battling prostate cancer for over 6 years....

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Derek Jacobi And Anne Reid Impress In Bbc Rom-com Last Tango In Halifax

By Hayley Avron | 21st November 2012

Last night (November 20, 2012), Last Tango in Halifax debuted on BBC1. Set in Yorkshire, it’s a tale of love between two widows, who were formerly childhood sweethearts (played by Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne...

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Sir Ian Mckellen Set For Gay Role In Vicious New Drama

By Contributor | 6th November 2012

Sir Ian McKellen is going to be teaming up with fellow stalwart actor Sir Derek Jacobi to play a bickering gay couple in a new sitcom going out on British network ITV. According to the...

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Sir Ian Mckellen And Derek Jacobi In New Sitcom 'Vicious'

By Lorna Greville  | 5th November 2012

Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, two of Britains best loved, and most talented actors are to be star in a brand new ITV sitcom about an old couple, living together in Covent Garden, called...

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Gandalf Vs Dumbledore - Sir Ian Mckellen Discusses Disagreement With Richard Harris

By Steven Williams | 8th January 2004

Legendary thespian and film star, Sir Ian McKellen, came under fire from the late Richard Harris several years ago when he landed the role of the wise but mischievous Gandalf in 'The Lord of the...

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