He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," in a National Theatre production at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jane Lapotaire, Benjamin Whitrow, Tom Baker, Charles Kay, Anna Carteret, and Laura Sarti in the cast. Jonathan Miller was director.
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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 ...
Patron of the British American Drama Academy, London.