Sad news for Jacobi fans. Speculation had been rife that the English actor best known for his roles in Cinderella, The King's Speech or Gladiator, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 81, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 06/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actor isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouDerek was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouDerek.”
— @DesireePlum, 5 Aug 2020
“Didn't Derek Jacobi retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 5 Aug 2020
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