He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith, Billie Whitelaw, and Joyce Redman in the cast. John Dexter was director.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I've now been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. We just went to the registry office, signed a bit of paper and it was all over. We didn't have a bit party, but we had twenty-five friends to lunch. It was very quiet though, all over in a morning. - On his civil partnership ceremony
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Cyrano de Bergerac".