He acted in John Webster's play, "The White Devil," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Geraldine McEwan, Benjamin Whitrow, Frank Barrie, Edward Woodward, Jane Lapotaire, John Moffatt, Edward Hardwicke, Peter Duncan, and Tom Georgeson in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
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I've been acting for 33 years. I've proved I can do it. So any performance now has got to be deeper and better than that, nothing to do with ego, bravura, look-at-me acting. That is an invitation to the audience to assess your ability, and it gets in the way. The object is to get past that and lose yourself in your belief in the person you are trying to create. To find something absolutely real. ...
He has portrayed two different versions of the "Doctor Who" character the Master: an android copy of the first incarnation of the Master in the BBCi webcast Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka
(2003) and the fifth incarnation of the Master in the Doctor Who
(2005) episode "Utopia".