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
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
Acting is painting, not photography, but painting is just as 'real' as photography. As an actor conscious that you are in a theatre, you still have to make it look as spontaneous as if you did not know that you are being watched by 1,000 pairs of eyes.
He won a Tony in 1985 for "Much Ado About Nothing."