He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "The Master Builder," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Max Adrian, Celia Johnson, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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It's as though you have crossed Niagara on a tightrope 250 times and, on the 251st crossing---vertigo. You are convinced you can't move across the stage without falling over. You go rigid from the knees down. You suddenly wonder, why am I doing this? I knew I'd got to get through a whole season, three spanking parts, and that if I ran away, I would never act on stage again. It was that knowledge ...
Won Broadway's 1985 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for William Shakespeare
's "Much Ado About Nothing." He was also Tony-nominated in the same category in 1988 for "Breaking the Code."