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Sirs Stewart and McKellen (Pic: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Sirs Stewart and McKellen (Pic: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
Sirs Stewart and McKellen (Pic: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Apparently there is a strong promotional reason for the following clips to exist, something to do with an appearance by Sir Patrick Stewart on NPR’s Ask Me Another and Sir Ian McKellen having Mr. Holmes to promote on Yahoo.

But in reality, all anyone needs to know is that footage exists of two of Britain’s finest voices wrapping themselves around the lyrics of Taylor Swift songs.

Here’s Sir Patrick:

And here’s Sir Ian, who threw in a little Bruno Mars too, for variety:

Afterwards, giddy with their own success, Patrick tweeted this at Taylor Swift:

And she replied:

Sir Patrick’s episode of Ask Me Another is on NPR on August 20.

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By Fraser McAlpine