Derek Jacobi – I think my parents were…

I think my parents were happy that I’d gone to university and gotten a degree…


“I think my parents were happy that I’d gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, ‘Well if acting doesn’t work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.’ Fortunately, the acting worked out.”
-Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi – Ellis Peters’s historical detail is…

Ellis Peters’s historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only…


“Ellis Peters’s historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination.”
-Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi – I would like to be…

I would like to be as fit as I’ve always been. I’ve been blessed with…


“I would like to be as fit as I’ve always been. I’ve been blessed with good health, I’ve been blessed with stamina. Particularly for those great classical roles, you need an Olympian stamina. I, fortunately, have that.”
-Derek Jacobi