His credits at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre include: Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (2002, also West End) and King Philip in Schiller's "Don Carlos" (2004, also West End).
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Sir Derek Jacobi
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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 ...
Once was invited to play Hamlet at Kronborg Castle, better known as Elsinore Castle, the setting of the play itself.