Gandalf is not Amused

Ian McKellan mistaken for panhandler, given spare change




Whether he's playing Gandalf, Magneto or King Lear, Sir Ian McKellen is known for his character roles. But his latest performance was perhaps his most impressive yet - he was mistaken for a genuine tramp as he sat outside a theatre. The 70-year-old X-Men star was wearing his threadbare costume during a break from rehearsing for Waiting For Godot in Melbourne, Australia, when a passer-by gave him an Australian dollar

He tweeted: 'During the dress rehearsal of Godot, I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet [and] seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, 'Need some help, brother?' and put a dollar in my hat.'
Sir Ian added: 'I hope the Melbourne audiences will be as generous


'The dollar coin is now lodged between two drawing pins on the board above my dressing room mirror. The actor recreated the moment for publicity shots - perhaps hoping to increase the interest in the play.






with costar Roger Rees


he's so cute in this photo




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And how the fuck did I not know that he has a twitter?!?! ianmckellen118. This might be the one that tips me over the edge and gets one. oops had the wrong twitter fixed it ty comments