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Ian McKellen discusses his television series 'Vicious'

Ian McKellen discusses his television series 'Vicious'

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) --Ian McKellen portrays an aging actor who lives with his partner of 50 years, Stuart Bixby (Derek Jabobi), in "Vicious," which debuted Sunday in the U.S.
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'Grace of Monaco' to open Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- French director Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco" is to open the Festival de Cannes this spring, organizers announced Friday.
'Last Tango in Halifax' to return to PBS in June

'Last Tango in Halifax' to return to PBS in June

PASADEA, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- PBS has announced plans to air a second season of the British drama series, "Last Tango in Halifax," starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid.

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Tennant, Jacobi share Shakespeare gong

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Derek Jacobi are this year's co-winners of Britain's Critics' Circle Theatre Award for best Shakespearean actor.
Queen to attend screening of 'Amateurs'

Queen to attend screening of 'Amateurs'

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The British big-screen comedy "A Bunch of Amateurs" has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance, organizers said.

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Branagh to direct Law in 'Hamlet' on stage

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh plans to direct movie star Jude Law in a stage production of "Hamlet" in London's West End, the BBC said Wednesday.

Shakespeare's works questioned in Britain

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- British actors Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance have renewed the debate on whether or not William Shakespeare was the true writer of his works.

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Silence speaks louder than words on stage

LONDON, July 17 (UPI) -- London stage actors have replaced dialogue with subtle facial expressions, gestures and posturing to communicate their thoughts to the audience.

HBO, BBC to air 'Pinochet in Suburbia'

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- HBO and Tiger Aspect are teaming up to produce an original film about former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, it was reported Thursday.

'Billy Elliott' leads Brit award nods

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The stage musical "Billy Elliot" leads the field with nine Laurence Olivier Award nominations announced in London Wednesday.
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Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE (pronounced /ˈdʒækəbi/; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and film director.

A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, Oedipus the King, and he received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. His stage work also includes playing notable historical figures such as Edward II, Octavius Caesar, Richard III of England, and Cyrano de Bergerac.

As well as holding the distinction of being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and winning several prestigious theatre awards, Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career, appearing in the critically praised adaptation I, Claudius for which he won a BAFTA, the titular role in the acclaimed medieval drama series Brother Cadfael, Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm. Despite principally being a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a diverse number of films such as Henry V, Gladiator, Gosford Park, The Golden Compass and Hippie Hippie Shake. Like Laurence Olivier, he bears the distinction of holding two knighthoods, Danish and British.

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