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Originally they wanted it to be bigger, but I pleaded and pleaded and pleaded to have the smallest tonsure that they could get away with. A tonsure that could still be seen, but, I worried about my social life! Derek Jacobi#Bigger 67
Derek Jacobi#Bigger 67
I think that each character has fascinated and interested me enough to want to play him. Derek Jacobi#Character 65
Derek Jacobi#Character 65
What was so good about it was that the set that they originally built stayed there, and weathered over the five years. It got five summers and five winters of weather. It became more and more authentic as we worked in it, and they added bits to it. Derek Jacobi#Added 62
Derek Jacobi#Added 62
It was never physically dangerous except when I nearly fell off a horse, but it was physically arduous - especially when you were working late at night. Derek Jacobi#Arduous 52
Derek Jacobi#Arduous 52
He was living in an age much more dangerous, more painful, much more on the edge than our own particular age. Derek Jacobi#Age 49
Derek Jacobi#Age 49
One of the last episodes was all about a flood. We were working in the rain till all hours, and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp, and it was hours under the hoses. That was not pleasant. That was not pleasant. Derek Jacobi#Cold 45
Derek Jacobi#Cold 45
We started filming in 1993 which was only four years after the fall of communism. The difference in Budapest over the last five years has been remarkable. Derek Jacobi#Budapest 40
Derek Jacobi#Budapest 40
Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react. Derek Jacobi#Imagination 40
Derek Jacobi#Imagination 40
My first course came and I put down my book, and I just happened to put up my hand to scratch my head and discovered that my toupee had been blown by the wind and was folded over backwards on the top of my head! Derek Jacobi#Backwards 37
Derek Jacobi#Backwards 37
I thought it was getting better and better, because the production values were increasing each time we did it. Derek Jacobi#Getting 32
Derek Jacobi#Getting 32
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