He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Timothy West, John Turner, Barbara Jefford, Suzanne Bertish, John Nettleton, and Terence Wilton in the cast. Toby Robertson was 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 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Cyrano de Bergerac".