Was a member of the National Theatre Company at its foundation in 1963. His NT credits include: Laertes in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" (1963), Mr Worthy in Farquhar "The Recruiting Officer", Cassio in Shakespare's "Othello" (filmed as Othello
(1965)), Felipillo in "The Royal Hunt of the Sun" a new play by Peter Schaffer
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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 was awarded the 1989 Drama-Logue Award for Performance for the play, "Byron-Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know," in the American Premiere in the Centre Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California .