It’s May 25th, meaning it’s Sir Ian McKellen‘s birthday today. Sir Ian McKellen has been a tremendous influence for so many young actors and actresses out there, leaving his everlasting footprint in cinematic roles. He has also been one of the most impactful presences in british theatres and stages.
That’s why I thought that the best way to honor his birthday would be to dedicate the ‘Merch & Collectibles’ post of the week to him. From Gandalf to Magneto and his Shakespearean reprisals, he truly is one of the best out there. Not to mention I have a deep love and admiration for being such a passionate gay rights activist.
We love you Ian.
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Born in 1939 in Burnley, England, Ian McKellan became an acclaimed thespian of the British stage with his performances in such works as Edward II. He also became a popular film actor, earning an Oscar nomination for his role in Gods and Monsters. The venerable actor has since cemented his iconic status by starring as Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings franchise.
Propcake’s favorite moments of Ian McKellen’s characters
The quotes from ‘Vicious’ are all gold. I am HIGHLY recommending you start watching this ASAP for enternal LOLs.
So many Gandalf FEELS.
Ian McKellen Characters Merch & Collectibles
Gandalf/Saruman Salt & Pepper Shakers
Hobbit Staff of Gandalf FX Replica
Lord of the Rings Plaque with Gandalf quote
Ian McKellen’s Magneto Limited Edition Poster
Beautiful Gandalf T-Shirt
Gandalf Art Poster
We’d like to wish Sir Ian McKellen a very happy birthday and thank him for being so inspiring to every person who’s willing to show their true self and live their dreams.
Here’s a (slightly shitty) picture I took of Ian after the ‘Letters Live’ event this year in London. Unfortunately, he left too quickly after the show and I didn’t have time to ask him for an autograph. Next time, though.
Do you have any Ian McKellen stories to share with us? We’re waiting.