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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
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.