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As Luck Would Have It, by Derek Jacobi - review

28 September 2013

9:00 AM

28 September 2013

9:00 AM

As Luck Would Have It Derek Jacobi as told to Garry O’Connor

HarperCollins, pp.320, £20

Alan Bennett once overheard an old lady say, ‘I think a knighthood was wasted on Derek Jacobi,’ and I know what she means. It’s strange how he has always been singled out for prizes and high honours — why not Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay or the late Jeremy Brett? Ian Richardson absolutely hated him — just couldn’t contain his envy and incredulity, at least in my presence.

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