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Tuesday
May202014

Curio: Celebrating Sir Ian 

Alexa here with some film curios for you. It's a big week for Sir Ian McKellen.  X-Men: Days of Future Past opens with his return as Magneto (along with Fassy playing the younger version of course) and on Sunday he turns 75.  He has much to celebrate, such a long and storied career on stage and screen, but I do wish there'd been an Oscar by now (he was my pick in 1999 for his James Whale in Gods and Monsters).  Maybe his turn as an aged Sherlock Holmes in A Slight Trick of the Mind will bring one? I'm already excited to see his interpretation of the deductive master.

 For now, here are some goodies to wish him a happy three-quarters century.

Ian, then and now. Tees available here and here.


Quotable Gandalf poster by GeekMyWall.


Vintage Playbill from "Wild Honey," 1986, available here.


Photo of the acting winners at Tony awards, 1981 (Ian won best actor for his Salieri in "Amaedus").


Watercolor portrait by Gary King.


Get your own vintage Ian Magneto figure to play with on ebay.

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Reader Comments (2)

God, he was such a babe when he was young.

May 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

ah, Ian McKellen <3

May 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIvonne

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