He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Three Sisters," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, Anthony Hopkins, Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, Sheila Reid, and Ronald Pickup in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.
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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.
Played "Hamlet" opposite Timothy West
and, later, John Turner
as "Claudius" in the Prospect Theatre Company productions. He would later direct Kenneth Branagh
in the title role, before appearing as "Claudius" in the film production directed by Branagh.