One of the most distinguished actors to have worked on Doctor Who is to star in a groundbreaking new situation comedy, it is being reported.
Sir Derek Jacobi, a renowned classical actor who played Professor Yana - and then the resurrected Master - in the 2007 episode 'Utopia', will be the co-star of a new series 'Vicious', which will air in 2013.
Jacobi will be one half of a gay couple. The other, Sir Ian McKellen, will also be familiar to millions of science fiction and fantasy fans, as the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's hugely successful Lord of the Rings films. McKellen will be reprising his role as Gandalf in the forthcoming film 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.