He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, and Maggie Smith in the cast.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I've been acting for 33 years. I've proved I can do it. So any performance now has got to be deeper and better than that, nothing to do with ego, bravura, look-at-me acting. That is an invitation to the audience to assess your ability, and it gets in the way. The object is to get past that and lose yourself in your belief in the person you are trying to create. To find something absolutely real. ...
He was awarded the 1983 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performances in Cyrano de Bergerac and Much Ado About Nothing.