He played the Voice of the Genie in Martin Duncan and David Ultz's pantomime, "A Night in Old Peking," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Simon Cadell, James Bolam, Anita Dobson, Martin Duncan, Susan Cox, Bob Critchley, Robert Hickson, Ian Bartholomew, Bob Goody, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Selina Cadell, ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I often get mistaken for 'Dumbledore'. One wizard is very much like another.
He used the phrase "old friend" in both the X-Men film series and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In both cases (to Christopher Lee
as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Patrick Stewart
as Xavier in X-Men) it is said to an ally who has become a nemesis and "old friend" is said mockingly.
Distinctively calm style of speaking.