He acted in August Strindberg's play, "Miss Julie," and Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at the Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Doris Hare, and Louise Purnell in the cast. Elliott and John Dexter were directors.
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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