Derek Jacobi Biography

Published On Jun 10, 2018
Facts of Derek Jacobi
Date of Birth: 1938 , October-22
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Derek Jacobi
Birth Name Sir Derek George Jacobi
Father Daisy Gertrude
Mother Alfred George Jacobi
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Leytonstone, Essex, England
Ethnicity White
Profession Acting
Net Worth $3 million
Affair with Richard Clifford
Boyfriend Richard Clifford
Married No
Awards Laurence Olivier Award
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British actor and stage director Sir Derek George Jacobi rose to fame by portraying his role in a play called Uncle Vanya and Oedipus the King. He has been awarded twice with Laurence Olivier Award, first for his performance as the eponymous hero in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1983 and the second as Malvolio in Twelfth Night in 2009.

Some of his most notable stage works include Edward II, Thomas Becket, and Richard III. His sexuality is gay, and he is in a romantic relationship with his gay partner Richard Clifford since 1979.

Derek Jacobi's Early Life and Education

Jacobi was born as the son of Daisy Gertrude and Alfred George Jacobi on October 22, 1938, in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was brought up by his parents. During his childhood, he attended Leyton County High School for Boys where he became an integral part of the drama club, The Players of Leyton.

When he was 18 years old, he won a scholarship to the University of Cambridge; he read history at St John's College and earned his degree. While he was a student at Cambridge, he played his role is numerous plays.

Derek Jacobi's Net worth

As an actor, Derek Jacobi has appeared in numerous movies and stage show from which he must have earned a big chunk of money. He annually earns $363,636 amount of salary from his professional acting career.

As per some online sources, his net worth of 2018 is estimated to be $3 million. Likewise, he also earns a huge chunk of money form his stage appearances.

Derek Jacobi's professional career

Derek made his acting debut in 1965 film called Othello, which was directed by Stuart Burge. The co-stars of this movie are Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, and Joyce Redman. Later, he appeared in a hit movie called Little Dorrit. The movie made a collection of $1,025,228 at the box office.

In 2000, Derek appeared in a 2000 epic historical drama film Gladiator, which was directed by Ridley Scott. The other cast members of this movie Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, and Richard Harris. The movie became a huge hit and grossed $457.6 million at the box office against $103 million budget.

Likewise, Derek also appeared in hit American romantic fantasy film of Kenneth Branagh called Cinderella. The other stars of this movie are Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Holliday Grainger. The total budget for this movie was $95 million and grossed $543.5 million at the box office.

Currently, Derek is shooting for his an upcoming American biographical drama film Tolkien, which has been directed by Dome Karukoski. Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, and Tom Glynn-Carney are starring in this movie. The movie is scheduled to be released by Chernin Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures production company.

Similarly, Derek has appeared in numerous movies, television series and stage shows like Philby, Burgess, and MacLean, Inside the Third Reich, The Tenth Man, Last Tango in Halifax, Dead Again, Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, and Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon.

Derek Jacobi's professional life

Derek is a British by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is openly gay. He is living in a romantic relationship with his gay partner Richard Clifford since 1979.

After 27 years of their relationship, the couple legally introduced their relationship in March 2006. They are planning to get married soon. Besides, he has no any past affair and relationship with his wife. Moreover, he does not have any children.

Derek Jacobi

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Born United Kingdom

1938

Jacobi was born as the son of Daisy Gertrude and Alfred George Jacobi in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was brought up by his parents. During his childhood, he attended Leyton County High School for Boys, where he became an integral part of the drama club, The Players of Leyton.

Appeared in Gladiator

2000

Derek appeared in a 2000 epic historical drama film Gladiator, which was directed by Ridley Scott. The movie became a huge hit and grossed $457.6 million at the box office against $103 million budget.

Appeared in Cinderella

2015

Derek also appeared in hit American romantic fantasy film of Kenneth Branagh called Cinderella. The total budget for this movie was $95 million and grossed $543.5 million at the box office.

Began dating  Richard Clifford

1979

Derek is living in a romantic relationship with his gay partner Richard Clifford since 1979. After 27 years of their relationship, the couple legally introduced their relationship in March 2006. 

Net worth around $3 milion

2018

As an actor, Derek Jacobi has appeared in numerous movies and stage show from which he must have earned a big chunk of money. As per some online sources, his net worth of 2018, is estimated to be $3 million.