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Writer Robin French, 34, in rehearsals for Heather Gardner at the Birmingham Rep

Ibsen play made me fall in love with writing

Hedda Gabler becomes Heather Gardner as Ibsen comes to Birmingham, discovers Roz Laws.

Derek Jacobi in bed with future James Bond star Daniel Craig in Love is the Devil

Stage legend Jacobi boasts: I bedded James Bond years ago!

It’s 50 years since the young Derek Jacobi was plucked from Birmingham Rep by theatre old boy Sir Laurence Olivier.

Film and theatre: Sir Derek Jacobi reflects on his extraordinary career - which began in Birmingham.

An only child of working class parents, Sir Derek Jacobi was just 10 years old when he sat down to write a letter that wasn’t to change his life.

Richard Chamberlain in the 1969 production of Hamlet at The Rep

Rich history of theatrical legends who have trod The Rep's boards

Roz Laws takes a look back at the glorious history of The Rep.

Star names of stage and screen pay tribute to 100-year-old Birmingham Rep

The Birmingham Rep celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Famous names who have performed there pay tribute to the venue.

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