Sir Ian McKellen: “I’m Going To Marry Patrick Stewart”

Sir Ian Mckellen on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show

Sir Ian Mckellen on ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show

This is one is too good pass up, even if you’re already reading it from other places.

(You, er, you don’t visit other places, do you? I’d hate to think you were getting your Anglophile jollies somewhere else. It’s fine for the others, they have low attention spans and no class, but you, you’ve always been the best one of the lot. It’s written all over your beautiful face. If it turned out you were, you were… (*gulps*) reading other sites, I just don’t know what we’d do.)

So, recently on the Jonathan Ross TV show, Sir Ian McKellen was discussing his occasional role as a minister for civil partnerships, and he let slip that one of his future clients is his fellow thespian knight and chromedomed X-Men bezzy mate, y’know, Magneto.

Which means, of course, that he gets to utter the immortal phrase, on British national TV: “I’m going to marry Patrick Stewart.”

Here’s the whole interview, which also features flying pizza, Sir Laurence Olivier’s briefcase, and the full skinny on his new sitcom with Derek Jacobi, Vicious Old Queens.

Watch, enjoy, and NEVER LEAVE US AGAIN:

“How did that happen? WHY did that happen?”
“Because you can do it”


Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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