He acted in Noel Coward's play, "Hay Fever," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Edith Evans, Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Anthony Nicholls, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. Noel Coward was also director.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I've now been there, done that, and got the T-shirt. We just went to the registry office, signed a bit of paper and it was all over. We didn't have a bit party, but we had twenty-five friends to lunch. It was very quiet though, all over in a morning. - On his civil partnership ceremony
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1985 Queen's Birthday Honours List and became a Knight Bachelor in the 1994 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.