Derek Jacobi, our friend and volunteer, recently appeared on popular, celebrity ancestry BBC series Who Do You Think You Are?
Great British actor Derek Jacobi grew up in Walthamstow, where his parents ran a market stall. But a clue in his mother’s family tree hints at a more colourful past in France. Far from being from humble roots Derek discovers that he is descended from a wealthy French Huguenot with connections to royalty on this side of the Channel. To find out the full story catch it on BBC iPlayer.
Derek has kindly lent his voice to many of our tactile and audio books for children, teenagers and adults. Here’s a wonderful clip of him as King Alfred, from Kings and Queens for 7-11 year olds: