Sir Derek Jacobi in Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre

Sir Derek Jacobi is to play the role of Mercutio in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre.

Sir Derek Jacobi is a BAFTA, Tony and two-time Olivier Award winning actor and director.

Throughout his illustrious stage and screen career Jacobi has appeared in many productions for the National Theatre, Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre including Three Sisters, As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Othello, Love For Love, Black Comedy and Hadrian VII.

Other notable stage productions include Heartbreak House, King Lear, two productions of Twelfth Night (Olivier Award; Best Actor), The Tempest, Macbeth, Richard III and Richard II, Much Ado About Nothing (Olivier Award; Best Actor), Cyrano De Bergerac (London Critics Circle Theatre Award; Best Actor), Ivanov, Antony and Cleopatra and three productions of Hamlet (also directed).

Derek’s film credits include Cinderella, Grace of Monaco, The King’s Speech, A Bunch of Amateurs, The Golden Compass, Gosford Park, The Children’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gladiator, Joan Of Arc: The Virgin Warrior, Hamlet, Aladdin, Henry V, Three Sisters and Othello.

Derek’s television credits include Last Tango in Halifax, Titanic, Joe Maddison’s War, Margot, The Old Curiosity Shop, Doctor Who: Series III, Miss Marple: Murder at the Vicarage, The Jury, Frasier, The Secret Garden, Cyrano De Bergerac, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hamlet; Prince of Denmark, King Richard The Second, Markheim and The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes.

Romeo and Juliet runs from 12 May 2016 until 13 August 2016 at the Garrick Theatre.

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