Ian McKellen, photograph by Graham Harrison (1981)



why have I not seen this before?


Gandalf the Thief

the fact that he and and Elijah were conspiring to steal things from the set


Sir Ian McKellen, on whether he prefers Legolas or Aragorn


“In the Fifties and Sixties, the life of a gay man was a secret. Homosexuality was illegal, so you didn’t draw attention to yourself. But coming out is the best thing I ever did and I’ve never met a gay person who didn’t think the same. Even now there are young actors who want careers as romantic leading men and the best thing is not to reveal you’re gay. I suppose I used to wonder if I’d be allowed to play Romeo if I came out. Eventually, I thought if you compromise to the extent of lying about yourself, is there any job in the world that’s worth that? I don’t think there is. It’s still a sensitive issue in Hollywood, though.” (December 2012)




How Do the Hobbits Look So Small? (X

Sorry, I’m not good at listening so feel free to correct me please. 

Ian’s facial response is just brilliant. LIKE OH YES LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT.

So, I made reaction gifs. Feel free to use. :D



We thought Gandalf the White was a bit of a stick. He was a military commander; he had to save Middle-earth. Gandalf the Grey was trying to do that, too, but he still had time to go party down in Hobbiton, smoke God knows what sort of weed with Bilbo, have a drink, play games with kids and let off fireworks. And we get to see a little bit of that in The Hobbit.
Sir Ian McKellen; Rolling Stone: The Hobbit