He acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Mike Gambon, Edward Petherbridge, Edward Hardwicke, and Louise Purnell in the cast.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Cyrano de Bergerac".