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Ian McKellen keeps in touch with fans using social media. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/Getty Images)

Ian McKellen is a master of social media.

The British actor is a regular on Twitter, keeping fans up to speed with photos and commentary, but apparently he’s been making use of Facebook too. Just this week (April 14) he posted about making a trip out to his local.

Here’s a look at his wheels turning at quiz night:

Last night, like every Monday night, was “Quiz Night” at my local pub, The Grapes. My team were named in honour of Olivier winner Angela Lansbury. We came in second.

Posted by Ian McKellen on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

If that weren’t enough to tide us over in what’s going on Ian’s world, he was kind enough to give us a fly-on-the-wall look at the first sit-down for Beauty and the Beast, in which he stars as the clock Cogsworth opposite Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.

The seasoned actor wrote a detailed description of his experience, admitting to being slightly tardy, which you can read below:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starts!The first read-through of a film-script gathers together the cast to meet ’round a table…

Posted by Ian McKellen on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What did you think of McKellen’s story-like description?

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