Derek Jacobi plays Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comic tale of twins and love triangles.
Identical twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked and separated in Illyria, each thinking the other dead. Viola disguises herself as a boy, Cesario, to go into the service of Duke Orsino, becoming his romantic go between with Olivia. But Olivia only has eyes for Cesario, while Cesario, who is really Viola, falls for Orsino. When Sebastian arrives at court, everything gets very confusing.
Jacobi has previously worked with director Michael Grandage on Don Carlos, The Tempest and Hollow Crown. His many television and film appearances include I, Claudius, Gosford Park, Cadfael and Gladiator.