He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in an Old Vic Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Julian Glover, Brenda Bruce, Jane Wymark, Robert Eddison, Terence Wilton, and Barry Rutter in the cast.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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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 ...
He played the Roman Emperor Claudius between the ages of 18 (in 9 AD) and 63 (in 54 AD) in I, Claudius