Awesome! I remember watching Derek Jacobi in the amazing ‘I, Claudius’ when I was in high school. And Ian McKellen was one of the first major actors to come out some time ago.
ACTING legend Sir Ian McKellen is to swap movie blockbusters for primetime telly.
He will star in a major new ITV1 sitcom, Vicious Old Queens, alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, 74.
The show, scheduled for Friday nights starting next April, will feature the two as elderly gay men living together in London’s Covent Garden.
Telly chiefs are said to be thrilled they have managed to sign up Sir Ian, 73, who has twice been nominated for an Oscar.