Derek Jacobi


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It saddens me that one of the most lucrative hooks to get people to go to the theatre is to present somebody - not necessarily a star, but somebody whose name they know. Somebody whose stardom merely means that they have appeared on telly, usually. Maybe in a reality programme, maybe in a dance programme, maybe in a quiz programme. But they are stars in the sense that they are known - what they look like and their name is known. It happens particularly at Christmas, with all of those people that you've never really heard of but you've seen maybe on Strictly Come Dancing or
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May 09 2017 Christmas
This page is completely dedicated to what Derek Jacobi has to say. All of Derek Jacobi’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Derek Jacobi came from an article called Veteran actors are being replaced by Strictly stars to get 'bums on seats', Sir Derek Jacobi complains: “They "are truly stars who in their own right can attract people to the theatre, which is wonderful. The bottom line of course is that we need bums on seats. We need people in the theatre, we need people to play to, to work for. And if that is a way of doing it, it's as legitimate as any other. But it's not the real thing, no.”.
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