Thursday, 19 July 2012

Derek Jacobi joins Coronation Street

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog April 2012, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Actor Sir Derek Jacobi has never made any secret of wanting to appear on Coronation Street. And now he's had his wish granted with a walk-on part on the cobbles.

Sir Jacobi will appear as a drinker in the ­background of a scene at the Rovers Return. Corrie production staff confirmed his fleeting appearance yesterday.

“We have tried for years to try and sort out a role in the show for Sir Derek but we have never quite managed it,” said a Corrie spokesman. “We are as big a fan of his work as he is of ours. He is an Equity member, so there was no problem getting him on set. It is highly unlikely viewers would spot him but we hope it made his day.” 

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