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Gandalf's side job



SIR IAN -WHY DOESN'T THIS LEGEND HAVE A TAG YET - MCKELLEN turned babysitter while shooting the movie THE HOBBIT by reading bedtime stories to co-star MARTIN FREEMAN's children.

The actor, who reprised his role as Gandalf in Peter Jackson's prequel to The Lord Of The Rings franchise, stepped in on nanny duties to give Freeman some much-needed time with his wife.

Freeman was separated from wife Amanda and their two children Joe, seven, and Grace, three, for the best part of 18 months during filming, and he was grateful for Sir Ian's help when his family finally joined him on location in New Zealand.

Freeman tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "Yes, I got lovesick. My family would come out for a few weeks then go home again, but over an 18-month period I saw less of them than I'd want...

"When they came over to visit, they had the experience of being babysat by Gandalf. So they were read bedtime stories by Sir Ian McKellen, a man with one of the most beautiful voices in the English language. And that's kind of cool."


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please mods, give us a tag for this man

unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
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negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
YAY! it finally got accepted!
volare 8th-Feb-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
AAAAAW YEEEAAAHHH

indra2013 8th-Feb-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:34 am (UTC)
DWALLLLLIIIINNNNNN!!!!
mastahofunnines 8th-Feb-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
lol i love it
hulga828 8th-Feb-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
let's get this party started!

krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:36 am (UTC)
Hahaha! I've never seen this one before!
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:06 am (UTC)
imanat 8th-Feb-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
I lol'd
yousaidlog 8th-Feb-2013 04:22 am (UTC)
omg
sookehhh 8th-Feb-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
lol this is great
pink_lynz 8th-Feb-2013 04:30 am (UTC)
LMAO. I haven't seen this one before!
lilyoda 8th-Feb-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
LoL
mjspice 8th-Feb-2013 05:25 am (UTC)
Lmfao
madcowre 8th-Feb-2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
lmao
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:07 am (UTC)


unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
I love that part XD
railway 8th-Feb-2013 07:43 am (UTC)
Whenever one of my friends do this we all go OKAY COOL and then never pay them
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
lol I'm usually the one that has to pay with a card
but I make sure they all pay me back, upfront in cash, right at the table. gotta let them know there is no such thing as "IOU" when it comes to me!
unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
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veiledstar 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
obligatory reply comment of <3
xsomberangelx 8th-Feb-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
You guys spamming that post out so far reminds me of Avengers party posts back in the day... good times. :-)
krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:36 am (UTC)
This never gets old for me!!!
unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 05:41 am (UTC)
good, because this is gonna be in every hobbit party post until the end of time XD
I'M ON A MISSION
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:07 am (UTC)




mastahofunnines 8th-Feb-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
UGH WHY IS AIDAN SO PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
fiqary 8th-Feb-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
Oh God, where are those from?? Is it on YT?
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:19 am (UTC)
yeah, I think if you search for "hobbit 13 minute special" on YT you should be able to find it!
krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:38 am (UTC)
Richard is so serious here! More than Aidan and Dean, anyways, obvs.
steampen 8th-Feb-2013 12:01 pm (UTC)
HOLY TRINITY TBH
tx5mym5 8th-Feb-2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
These pics are so like the characters they play. They're all good looking dudes.
deadendqueen16 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Those lucky ass kids!
masterofmystery 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
i've been playing the lego lotr game and it is fucking amazing. it also proves that apparently sam is the most important character in the series lmao - nearly nothing can be done without that fucker
unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
I NEED THAT GAME!
masterofmystery 8th-Feb-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
IT IS FUCKING AMAZING. i kept trying to break into isengard but the stupid eye of sauron was blocking it like a fiery force field, blech
imanat 8th-Feb-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
I still need this game but I have like 456456 that I haven't even started yet D:
elvenqueen86 8th-Feb-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
I need to get back into it. I had it for the playstation when it first came out and it froze my system every 20 minutes. I got it for the xbox and played it for a bit, then my xbox stopped working lol. I got a new Xbox though so I should totally get back into it.

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!!
theotherayn 8th-Feb-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
started playing it yesterday but it kept freezing :( it's super cute though
mjspice 8th-Feb-2013 05:29 am (UTC)
Jelz!
volare 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
volare 8th-Feb-2013 04:58 am (UTC)
Snooki has a tag. Courtney Stodden has a tag. Sir Ian does not. Go figure.
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
WHO WANTS TO PLAY

WOULD YOU RATHER:

own Richard Armitage for a day and be able to command him to do anything you want

or

free lifetime access to Hobbiton in New Zealand with exclusive VIP treatment
unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
one day... lifetime......?

sorry richard, but I take the lifetime in hobbiton, new zealand.

now I feel sad.
suzycat 8th-Feb-2013 07:14 am (UTC)
Hobbiton's only a model. It would get very boring very quickly, plus it's in Matamata which is, like, Podunk with a cheese cafe. Sooner or later you would have to get a job and listen to farmers and eco-types moaning in different ways about dirty dairying, and visitors would come through and go on and on about the bloody Hobbit movies till you threw up and jumped out of a plane.

New Zealand: not actually Middle-Earth.
hulga828 8th-Feb-2013 04:12 am (UTC)
Hobbiton ftw
my_drama_only 8th-Feb-2013 04:13 am (UTC)
Hobbiton! I want to live in a hobbit hole.
volare 8th-Feb-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
...

SEE, THIS IS WHERE I GOTTA TELL U GUIZE SOMETHIN

Imma take the lifetime access to NZ cause...

my husband looks like Thorin, like he takes his hair out of the ponytail and people freak out level resemblance.

Also 6' irl.

Snowpocalypse tomorrow may give me the opportunity to post a pic or two XD

Edited at 2013-02-08 04:24 am (UTC)
dothecrunge 8th-Feb-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Hobbiton, then I will fly there during filming and hopefully this "VIP treatment" includes something with Richard, win-win!
brownxeyedxdork 8th-Feb-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
Hobbiton!
mastahofunnines 8th-Feb-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
hobbiton!
imanat 8th-Feb-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Lifetime access to Hobbiton tbh
indra2013 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Hobbiton.

I need that gorgeous landscape in my life and a lifetime pass to Hobbiton means that I'll being visiting the rest of the country on my own by default (even if it means no VIP treatment elsewhere)
josiefier 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Gah, this question hurts. But I gotta go with Hobbiton.
soavantgarde 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
the latter obv
lathwen1 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Hobbiton!
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
lol damn I thought there'd be way more hardcore richard fans in this post
lachica2000 8th-Feb-2013 04:24 am (UTC)
What's the infrastructure like in Hobbiton, though? I'm not one for roughing it so I kind of only want it if they build me an irl Bag End.
pink_lynz 8th-Feb-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
I LOVE WOULD YOU RATHER

and lifetime access is sounding pretty good
wesaynicole 8th-Feb-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
oh fuck it I'll take Richard
stuckmodebabe 8th-Feb-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
As much as I would love a lifetime of Hobbiton...my needs are high.
krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:47 am (UTC)
I... Would pick Richard for a day. I can work and save to go to Hobbiton, but to have a full ay with Richard?? You can't buy that. WE'D LOVE A LIFETIME IN THAT ONE DAY...
railway 8th-Feb-2013 07:50 am (UTC)
I'M CONFUSED BY THE POTENTIAL CONSENT ISSUES OF THE COMMANDING SO I'M GOING TO SIT ON THIS ONE AND GET ICECREAM INSTEAD
steampen 8th-Feb-2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to go with Hobbiton. But ask me again by replacing Richard with Dean or Aidan and we'll talk.
tx5mym5 8th-Feb-2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Who could turn down a trip to NZ and Hobbiton?!

Hobbiton forever!
pastelstar 8th-Feb-2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
RICHARD FOR A DAY

OH THE THINGS I'D MAKE HIM DO

AND I COULD WATCH THE VIDEOS I'D MAKE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE SO...
unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)

deadendqueen16 8th-Feb-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
LOL
elvenqueen86 8th-Feb-2013 04:40 am (UTC)
LOL
wesaynicole 8th-Feb-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
LMAO
originaru 8th-Feb-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
i just made the ugliest noise lmao
veiledstar 8th-Feb-2013 05:53 am (UTC)
I never noticed the captions on this at first A+ this is perfect
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:08 am (UTC)




lol Nori
breadprincess 8th-Feb-2013 04:22 am (UTC)
Nori just chillin in the background is the best part
pink_lynz 8th-Feb-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
He's popping his booty or something in the first gif
lilyoda 8th-Feb-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
Looks like he is doing squats.
moonlitsiren 8th-Feb-2013 07:11 am (UTC)
Twerk it, Nori!
drasticsigns 8th-Feb-2013 07:59 am (UTC)
lmao
generalstolas 8th-Feb-2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
I see him trying to twerk.
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:09 am (UTC)



prolly texting his bff bifur
lathwen1 8th-Feb-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
love these huge ass gifs, with great resolution. last night I was watching this production video, and I noticed some of the actors around, tried to zoom in, but the resolution wasn't good. so it didn't work.
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
omg I'm glad you like the resolution. I deliberately made them huge, but then later worried that a lot of ppl would hate the giant ass size
pink_lynz 8th-Feb-2013 04:33 am (UTC)
I've been through enough party posts that new material is making me way too excited! <3!!!!
krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:50 am (UTC)
Look at how small his normal hands look!!! I'm so used to seeing the costume hands, omigosh!!
psubookworm27 8th-Feb-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I'M GOING TO MISS THE PARTY.


I'm going to see it in IMAX 3D so, please forgive me. I will be back later to gush about it's gloriousness so hopefully y'all will still be here.


OH WHO AM I KIDDING, OF COURSE YOU WILL BE. HAVE FUN, EVERYONE!
bienenkiste 8th-Feb-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
OMG HAVE FUN BB
imanat 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
ENJOY!
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
WOULD YOU RATHER:

have the most earth-shatteringly amazing sex with Aidan Turner that lasts 5 min (and you never see each other again)

or

marry Bofur and spend the rest of your life in pure happiness
foryoursake08 8th-Feb-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
marry Bofur
negi_ramen 8th-Feb-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
excellent choice, bb
masterofmystery 8th-Feb-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
bofur. nesbitt's got wonderful dimples, so can't go wrong there. plus he's awesome
unwearable 8th-Feb-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
BOFUR (I ain't no aidan-girl ^^)
metatarsus 8th-Feb-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
OBVIOUSLY Bofur! Especially if I get to wear his hat sometimes.
josiefier 8th-Feb-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Bofur - no contest, particularly as I have no attraction towards Aidan.
mastahofunnines 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
oh shit this one is hard for me
but who said i can't have earth shattering sex with bofur???
deadendqueen16 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
I love Aidan, but I'd need more than 5 minutes to beat Bofur's adorableness and bitchin' hat.
bienenkiste 8th-Feb-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
OMG BOFUR OFC
imanat 8th-Feb-2013 04:18 am (UTC)
Marry Bofur ♥
lathwen1 8th-Feb-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Aidan!
xsomberangelx 8th-Feb-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Bofur, but only if I magically become dwarf size. Lol
breadprincess 8th-Feb-2013 04:23 am (UTC)
Marry Bofur because he is sweet and adorable and has really good eyebrows
lachica2000 8th-Feb-2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Bofur seems like he would be a considerate lover.
pink_lynz 8th-Feb-2013 04:33 am (UTC)
My new icon should answer that :)
pink_lynz 8th-Feb-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Actually my full answer is to marry Bofur and adopt Ori
stuckmodebabe 8th-Feb-2013 05:04 am (UTC)
Marry Bofur. NO QUESTION.
krycek_chick 8th-Feb-2013 05:51 am (UTC)
MARRY BOFUR. I WOULD MARRY BOFUR, HANDS DOWN. *fans self*
railway 8th-Feb-2013 07:51 am (UTC)
Marry Bofur, without question!
drasticsigns 8th-Feb-2013 07:59 am (UTC)
bofur
brightstarmara 8th-Feb-2013 08:05 am (UTC)
Sorry. Aidan Turner. I'm THAT pathetic.
steampen 8th-Feb-2013 12:05 pm (UTC)
Shit this one is tough. I would say Aidan but FIVE MINUTES? COME ON NOW. We all know he would last way longer than that! Anyway, I'm going with Bofur.
tx5mym5 8th-Feb-2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Bofur, easily. A happy life and his charming attitude. What girl could resist it!

You already knew this, negi_ramen!

Edited at 2013-02-08 12:54 pm (UTC)
hope_remains 8th-Feb-2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
Aidan.

I can also find a lifetime of happiness with someone else.

But fucking Aidan would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That 5 minutes would probably give me epiphanies and shit, I'll probably see God, etc.
pervert_bitch 8th-Feb-2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
MARRY BOFUR OBVIOUSLY!
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