He acted in Frank Hauser's adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre's play, "Kean," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Eleanor David, Nicholas Farrell, Ian McNeice, Sarah Woodward, Kate Duchene, Christopher Luscombe, and Tim Wallers in the cast. Sam Mendes was director.
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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 CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1985 Queen's Birthday Honours List and became a Knight Bachelor in the 1994 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.