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
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Did You Know?
Acting is painting, not photography, but painting is just as 'real' as photography. As an actor conscious that you are in a theatre, you still have to make it look as spontaneous as if you did not know that you are being watched by 1,000 pairs of eyes.
He was awarded the 1989 Drama-Logue Award for Performance for the play, "Byron-Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know," in the American Premiere in the Centre Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California .