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Derek Jacobi Rushed To Hospital After Hotel Fall

4th May 2014

Veteran thespian Derek Jacobi was rushed to a hospital in a speed boat after suffering a nasty fall during a holiday in the Maldives.The Gosford Park star was unable to walk when he ruptured tendons...

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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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Derek Jacobi Injured During Dinner With The Queen

15th September 2013

British acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi sustained a nasty injury during a dinner with Queen Elizabeth Ii when he accidentally burned his hand on a hot plate.The Gosford Park star had to stick his fingers...

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Daniel Day-lewis And Derek Jacobi Were In The Running For Hannibal Lecter

10th September 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis and Sir Derek Jacobi both narrowly missed out on landing the role of Hannibal Lecter in Oscar-winning movie The Silence Of The Lambs.Gladiator star Jacobi has revealed he made it to the final...

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Derek Jacobi Details Struggle With Obsessed Fans

10th September 2013

British acting veteran Sir Derek Jacobi has opened up about his chilling encounters with obsessed fans, revealing one determined woman tracked down his address and turned up on his doorstep.The Gladiator star has detailed his...

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Derek Jacobi Joins Kickstarter Trend

2nd August 2013

Celebrated British actor Sir Derek Jacobi has become the latest star to get involved with the crowdsourcing movement as his latest film project is reliant on public donations.The King's Speech actor has agreed to appear...

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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 New Tv Sitcom Panned By Vicious Critics

30th April 2013

Sir Ian Mckellen and Sir Derek Jacobi's new sitcom about an elderly gay couple has been branded "lame" and "a let down" in scathing reviews by Tv critics.The veteran actors' new small-screen venture Vicious, about...

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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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Stars To Serve At London Restaurant For Charity

30th November 2012

Emma Thompson, Sir Derek Jacobi and Imelda Staunton are among the stars who will take on the roles of waiters, bar staff and cloakroom attendants at a famous London restaurant to raise money for charity.Guests...

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Sir Derek Jacobi Eyeing Blockbuster Role In New Star Wars

26th November 2012

Veteran British thespian Sir Derek Jacobi is keen to follow in the footsteps of his peers Sir Ian Mckellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Michael Gambon and land a role in a big movie franchise.The...

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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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Danny Boyle Urges Britons To Swap Wetherspoons And John Terry For Theatres

15th November 2012

Danny Boyle has launched a passionate campaign urging regular Britons to visit their local playhouses. The Oscar-winning director who helmed this year's Olympics opening ceremony, recalled the "sense of wonder" he got from the stage...

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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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Ian Mckellen Heading To Tv In New Sitcom

29th October 2012

Sir Ian Mckellen is heading to the small screen in a new Tv sitcom with his longtime friend Sir Derek Jacobi.The actors will team up to appear in new British comedy Vicious Old Queens as...

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Sir Jacobi Will Never Retire

20th July 2012

Veteran British thespian Sir Derek Jacobi has vowed he will never retire from acting, despite battling "gut-rotting" stage fright before every performance.The King's Speech star, who has appeared on stage, TV and film during his...

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Sir Derek Jacobi To Appear In British Soap

11th April 2012

Sir Derek Jacobi's dream of featuring on Coronation Street has finally come true - the veteran actor is to appear as an extra in the long-running British soap opera.The British thespian made a trip to...

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Neve Campbell Is Pregnant

16th March 2012

Neve Campbell is pregnant with her first child. The 'Scream' actress and her partner JJ Feild confirmed they were expecting through their representative, who said ''they are thrilled'' to be expanding their family. It is...

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Michael Sheen And Sir Derek Jacobi Collect Theatre Awards

31st October 2011

Michael Sheen and Sir Derek Jacobi were among the big winners at the Theatre Awards UK ceremony in London on Sunday (30Oct11).The Frost/Nixon star shared the Best Director prize with Bill Mitchell for their 72-hour...

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Dakota Fanning Joins Emma Thompson's Effie

17th August 2011

Dakota Fanning is to star period drama 'Effie'. The 17-year-old actress has beat off competition including Saorsie Ronan and Carey Mulligan to take the leading role in the Emma Thompson -scripted project about the marriage...

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Jacobi To Return To King Lear Tour After Losing His Voice

28th February 2011

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI will resume his U.K. tour of KING LEAR in Belfast, Northern Ireland after he was forced to bow out of three sold-out performances in Wales over the weekend (25-27Feb11) due...

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Vinnie Jones Wants Comedy Roles

24th January 2011

Vinnie Jones wants to move away from action roles and become a comic actor.The 'X-Men: The Last Stand' star - who became an actor after enjoying a successful career as a soccer player known for...

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Jacobi's King Lear Hit By Blackout

4th January 2011

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI's performance in a London production of KING LEAR was cut short on Monday (03Jan11) when a power cut plunged the theatre into darkness.The sold-out Shakespeare play, starring Jacobi as the...

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Colin Firth Had A Stammer After Filming The King's Speech

15th December 2010

Colin Firth couldn't stop himself stammering for two months after filming 'The King's Speech'. The British actor had to affect a speech impediment for his role as King George VI in his latest film, and...

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Michael Caine For Sci-fi Shakespeare

2nd November 2010

Sir Michael Caine is to appear in a science fiction version of 'Henry V'.The 'Harry Brown' star will reportedly be joined by Ray Winstone, Vinnie Jones, Gerard Depardieu and Derek Jacobi in the forthcoming adaptation...

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A Bunch Of Amateurs Picked For Royal Film Performance

7th October 2008

British comedy A Bunch of Amateurs has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance.The Queen will attend the film's gala performance at London's Leicester Square on November 17th.A Bunch of Amateurs, starring Burt Reynolds...

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Jacobi In Controversial Shakespeare Debate

10th September 2007

Veteran British actor SIR DEREK JACOBI is convinced WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's plays were written by more than one person - and is demanding further investigation into the playwright's life. The Gladiator star has signed a 287-strong...

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