He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Three Sisters," in a National Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Alan Bates, Daphne Heard, Laurence Olivier, Ronald Pickup, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Sheila Reid, and Jeanne Watts in the cast. Laurence Olivier was also director.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
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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 ...
Patron of the British American Drama Academy, London.