He acted in George Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officer," in a National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Max Adrian, Michael Turner, Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, John Stride, Mike Gambon, Mary Miller, and Lynn Redgrave in the cast. William Gaskill was ...
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Sir Derek Jacobi
5' 10" (1.78 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 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Cyrano de Bergerac".