He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ronald Pickup, Jeremy Brett, John Stride (played Audrey), Charles Kay, Robert Stephens, and Oliver Cotton in the cast. Clifford Williams 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 ...
Nominated for the 1988 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Breaking the Code".