He acted in Bertolt Brecht and Christopher Marlowe's play, "Edward II," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with John Stride, Geraldine McEwan, Charles Kay, Jeremy Brett, Edward Petherbridge, Robert Lang, and John McEnery in the cast. Frank Dunlop 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 1983 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing.