He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Ivanov," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Louise Purnell, Brenda Bruce, Clive Arrindell, and Michael Dennison in the cast.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
Acting is painting, not photography, but painting is just as 'real' as photography. As an actor conscious that you are in a theatre, you still have to make it look as spontaneous as if you did not know that you are being watched by 1,000 pairs of eyes.
In 1963, when Jacobi auditioned for Britain's just-forming National Theatre, Olivier hired him as an understudy and spear-carrier. Luckily for Jacobi, the actor he was understudying. Jeremy Brett
got the call to Hollywood, and Jacobi inherited all his parts.