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McKellen seeks Burnley roots

December 28, 2006 at 7:55 pm by xoanon  - 

Gandalf was always a tricky chap to track down in Middle Earth, but now the dark lords of Burnley borough council have been accused of making the quest harder. Thousands of hobbit pilgrims have visited the wrong address in the Lancashire town, according to Sir Ian McKellen who played the wizard in the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. For years a blue English Heritage plaque fixed to 25 Scot Park Road, Burnley, claimed it as the birthplace of McKellen, whose father was a civil engineer and Methodist lay preacher. But McKellen, who is 67, denies he was born there. [More]

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