He acted in Anton Chekhov's play, "Three Sisters," in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Joan Plowright, John Stride, Jeanne Watts, Louise Purnell, Sheila Reid, Derek Jacobi, and Ronald Pickup in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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I've been acting for 33 years. I've proved I can do it. So any performance now has got to be deeper and better than that, nothing to do with ego, bravura, look-at-me acting. That is an invitation to the audience to assess your ability, and it gets in the way. The object is to get past that and lose yourself in your belief in the person you are trying to create. To find something absolutely real. ...
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent 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. In 1989 he became a Knight 1st Class of the Order of the Dannebrog of Denmark.