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Ian McKellen explains the secret to becoming Gandalf

April 14, 2012 at 2:55 am by MrCere  - 

In a clip from the show “Extras” on HBO featuring Ricky Gervais, Ian McKellen playing a parody of himself explains how he managed to portray a wizard in Peter Jackson’s films. Not new, but timeless. We can only assume he will use the same techniques for the The Hobbit films. Video after the break.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Peter Jackson on April 14, 2012 by
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6 responses to “Ian McKellen explains the secret to becoming Gandalf”

  1. Intjaws says:

    I had no idea Sir Ian McKellen wasn’t really a wizard! My question is: who told the Balrog where to stand?

  2. willowing says:

    This is what acting is all about, pretending to be someone you’re not and having to portray the character according to someone else’s directions and writing.

  3. UKwizard says:

    He’s brilliant…and Ricky is the perfect foil

  4. GillGalad says:

     I think Gollum did

  5. Well, essentially he’s right. It’s the 1st lesson of acting! 😀 

  6. Well, essentially he’s right. It’s the very 1st lesson of acting! 😀

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