He acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Mike Gambon, Edward Petherbridge, Edward Hardwicke, and Louise Purnell in the cast.
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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 ...
Nominated for the 1988 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Breaking the Code".