Vicious couple to get out more

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 March 2014
Sir Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek Jacobi says the new series of 'Vicious' will see his and Sir Ian McKellen's characters Stuart and Freddie "out and about" a lot more

The new series of 'Vicious' will see Freddie and Stuart "out and about".

Writers of the sitcom have listened to feedback from fans who felt the bickering couple - played by Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi - being seen only in their London flat made the show seem dated, so the actors will do much more location filming for the next set of episodes.

Derek said: "We start filming in the summer and we are doing six more episodes.

"But we are getting booted out of the flat for the new series.

"The producers felt that we should leave our fictional flat in Soho as we were getting too stuck in there."

However, the couple's "pokey" home will still be a feature of the new episodes.

Derek added to the Daily Star newspaper: "We were stuck in that pokey flat so you may see us out and about in London. That flat may be used at times but we will be out for the next series."

Ian and Derek were recently praised by their 'Vicious' co-star Iwan Rheon - who plays Ash Weston in the hit ITV show - as "real gentlemen".

He said: "They're just great guys, Ian and Derek. They're real legends. They're really polite and real gentlemen, you know? I guess that's a real good thing for young actors to see how friendly they are with everyone and how they respect everyone.

"There's no sort of grandness to them and I think that's really good."

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