He acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Mike Gambon, Edward Petherbridge, Edward Hardwicke, and Louise Purnell in the cast.
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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. ...
After 27 years together, registered his civil partnership with long-term partner Richard Clifford
in March 2006, four months after civil unions became legal in England and Wales.