Sir Derek Jacobi is a distinguished actor, whose credits include his highly acclaimed portrayal of Claudius in the BBC's I Claudius.
Jacobi has had numerous roles on television, on film, and in the theatre.
Derek Jacobi was born in east London in October 1938.
He attended Cambridge and trained at the Birmingham Rep.
He was then snapped up by Sir Laurence Olivier, intially to perform at Chichester and then the National Theatre.
In March 2006, Sir Derek Jacobi celebrated a civil partnership with Richard Clifford.
In 2010 he was cast in the ITV drama Joe Maddison's War.