He acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," and August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, Graham Crowden, Doris Hare, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Michael 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. ...
He claims to have been close to starring in The Silence of the Lambs, along with Daniel Day-Lewis.