SIR Derek Jacobi has never made any secret of his ambition to play a guest role in Coronation Street.
So, naturally, I spoke to him about it again in an interview earlier this week.
He takes the lead in a new ITV1 adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop, to be screened at Christmas.
Former Corrie star Bradley Walsh co-stars as Mr Liggers.
I asked Sir Derek if he was any closer to achieving his soap ambition.
The scene was a small group interview at ITV Network Centre in London.
He wondered if I was a Coronation Street fan.
As you can hear from the short interview extract below, it appears everyone in the room was.
There’s a story in today’s MEN. The online version is here.
Aside from his part in the ITV1 Charles Dickens’ classic, Sir Derek also stars with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig in new film The Golden Compass.
And I’m now off to seek out a video of Corrie’s Doreen as Agrippinilla in I Claudius.
Sir Derek Jacobi’s Coronation Street Ambition (Audio File)
Screen Knight Waits For Corrie Call
The Golden Compass Official Site