He played Laertes in the opening performance of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in the inaugural National Theatre Production at Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard, Rosemary Harris, Robert Stephens, Max Adrian, Anthony Nicholls, Robert Lang, John Stride, Colin Blakely, Frank ...
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
Acting is painting, not photography, but painting is just as 'real' as photography. As an actor conscious that you are in a theatre, you still have to make it look as spontaneous as if you did not know that you are being watched by 1,000 pairs of eyes.
After 27 years together, registered his civil partnership with long-term partner Richard Clifford
in March 2006, four months after civil unions became legal in England and Wales.