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Upstaged by Maggie Smith for me..........
on 15 December 2017
Whilst I greatly admire Derek Jacobi as an actor, after reading this book I'm not sure I would like him as much in person, though many obviously do and it may be that the book has given me the wrong impression; I hope so.
It was interesting to read of his many successes in film and theatre and on television but it was a bit like reading a De Bretts of the acting profession. For me, the star of this show was the inimitable Maggie Smith but the rest left me cold. I found the writing on the whole, dry and verging on boring at times. I'm sure his can't have been a life devoid of humour but somehow it came across that way and I hardly think it does him justice. A curate's egg for sure.