Derek Jacobi - Sir Derek Jacobi To Appear In British Soap
Sir Derek Jacobi's dream of featuring on Coronation Street has finally come true - the veteran actor is to appear as an extra in the long-running British soap opera.
The British thespian made a trip to the show's set in Manchester, England for a private visit and managed to land a job as an extra for a scene in the iconic Rovers Return pub.
However, viewers are unlikely to recognise The King's Speech actor in the upcoming episode as he is filmed at the back of a shot.
The brief appearance is bound to have delighted Jacobi as in 2007 he said in an interview that he "always wanted to be in Coronation Street".
He is not the only high-profile star to have appeared in the series - Coronation Street fan Sir Ian MCKellen landed a recurring role in 2005, while Stephanie Beacham and Hollywood star Robert Vaughn have also featured on the show.