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Ian McKellen Shares Life Advice, Overlooked Roles, and Fancasts in Charming IMDB Q&A


Ian McKellen had a chat with IMDB for his new film, Mr. Holmes, and answered some fan questions on Twitter. While he unfortunately didn’t answer our question about a possible cooking show, he did share some lovely wisdom. Here are few of his answers:

“You think Patrick Stewart can do a better Gandalf than you?”

When asked if there’s a leading movie role he wants:

  Advice for his younger self (and really anyone):

On what the younger generation can learn from Sherlock Holmes:

When asked who should play in him a biopic.

Oh, Eddie no… Eddie’s too beautiful. I think Tom Hiddleston could do a good job. He looks a bit like my father.

— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) November 17, 2015

You can read the rest of the Q&A on his Twitter! I’ll just be over here making custard and thinking about who Ian McKellen’s bond guy would be.

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