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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Derek Jacobi lived here
Actor Derek Jacobi's boyhood home.
Location: 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone, E11 1JR
Description: Thespian, stage and screen actor Derek Jacobi was born here in Leytonstone on the 22nd October 1938. The family remained here until after Derek had left home for Cambridge.
Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King.
He has twice been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, a Tony Award, and a British knighthood.