What has Derek Jacobi, who was so terrific in I, Claudius in the 1970s, been doing lately?
—Rodney Smith, Bakersfield, Calif.
Jacobi, who won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award in 1976 for his role in that BBC series, recently released on DVD, has enjoyed much of his success on the British stage and won a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. While he continues to work onstage and in television, for which he’s won two Emmys, the London-born actor and director, 73, has appeared in movies including Gladiator, The King’s Speech, Gosford Park, Nanny McPhee and My Week With Marilyn. His next acting project is the movie Hippie Hippie Shake.