He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Love's Labours Lost," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Jeremy Brett, Joan Plowright, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay, John McEnery,, Sheila Reid, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Laurence Olivier 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 ...
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Cyrano de Bergerac".