Sir Derek Ja­cobi

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - NEW SERIES REVEALED -

“I re­gret that I didn’t ask enough ques­tions when I was young – I didn’t quiz my par­ents,” says Sir Derek, cel­e­brated ac­tor, and Anne Reid’s co- star in Last Tango in Hal­i­fax. He comes from mod­est East Lon­don roots so when the story of his French Protes­tant 6x great grand­fa­ther be­gins to un­fold it is a truly star­tling rev­e­la­tion. “Life must have been pretty edgy for him. His whole story zings with re­sources­ful­ness – to es­cape and leave the coun­try – that re­quired courage, that re­quired re­solve. I do ad­mire him and I want to be part of his fam­ily.”

HOW FAR BACK: 6x great grand­fa­ther

TOP­ICS COV­ERED: Poor East End, Huguenot per­se­cu­tion, Glo­ri­ous Rev­o­lu­tion

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