He acted in August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," and Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at the Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Doris Hare, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Elliott and John Dexter were directors.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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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. ...
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."