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In this audiobook extract, Derek recounts his time spent at Cambridge. Being a rather shy character and finding it hard to be away from home, this touching and personal reading shows Derek in a light we wouldn't normally associate him with.
He talks of Cambridge, making his acting debut in AmDram, new friends, falling in love and sadly losing a great love.
Often admired for his willingness to grapple with even the most dislikeable of characters, Derek Jacobi has worked continuously throughout his career, starring in roles ranging from the lead in I, Claudius to Hitler in Inside the Third Reich and Francis Bacon in the controversial Love Is The Devil. But it is his numerous Shakespearean roles that have gained him worldwide recognition.
This audiobook is, however, much more than a career record. Funny, warm and honest, Jacobi brings us his insider’s view on the world of acting. From a simple childhood in the East End to the height of fame on stage and screen, Derek recalls his journey in full: from the beginnings of his childhood dreams to the legendary productions, the renowned stars and the intimate off-stage moments.