He acted in Friedrich Schiller's play, "Don Carlos," at the Gielgud Theatre in London, England with Richard Coyle, Claire Price, Elliot Cowan, Charlotte Randle, Una Stubbs, Ian Hogg, and Peter Eyre in the cast.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
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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. ...
Played "Hamlet" opposite Timothy West
and, later, John Turner
as "Claudius" in the Prospect Theatre Company productions. He would later direct Kenneth Branagh
in the title role, before appearing as "Claudius" in the film production directed by Branagh.