His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include:
the title role in Ibsen's "Peer Gynt", Prospero in "The Tempest", the title role in Rostand's "Cyrano De Bergerac" (filmed as Cyrano de Bergerac
(1985)), Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing" (all 1982), and the title role in "Macbeth" (1993).
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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. ...
Along with Mark Gatiss
, he is one of only two actors to play both the "Doctor Who" character the Doctor and his greatest enemy, the Master. He played the former (as well as a failed television writer named Martin Bannister) in the Big Finish "Doctor Who Unbound" audio drama Deadline. He played the latter in both the BBCi webcast Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka
(2003) and the Doctor Who