Played the title character in "Rupa Lucian" the radio play for BBC World Service. Original play by Ad De Bont.
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[on playing Harry H. Corbett
in The Curse of Steptoe
(2008)] This wasn't just a sitcom. It was like watching a five-act Ibsen (Henrik Ibsen
) play. Corbett was making us laugh, but we were laughing at his pain and the hopelessness of his situation. Then there were the story lines ... politics, class, religion, sex. This wasn't what an early-1960s comedy was supposed to deal with. Everybody knows ...
Has a cult following due to the weekly 'Kermode and Mayo's Film Review' on BBC, Radio Five Live, where he is regularly saluted ("Hello to Jason Isaacs!") by his former classmate and film critic Dr Mark Kermode
, a practice that the fan base of this show picked up.
Frequently plays elegant villains