Thursday, May 25, 2006


Today is Ian McKellan's birthday; he is 76, I believe. I saw him in Acting Shakespeare in the mid-80s and fell completely in love (his voice is sublime, and he has beautiful hands, and the sort of rangy male beauty I find very compelling). Then I saw him in A Knight Out and realized that he was not just talented and gorgeous, but very smart and very funny. Since then, of course, he's been a mutant and a wizard and Richard III and many other things. I'm just glad he's alive. I think he's swell. Happy Birthday, Sir Ian.


Blogger claire said...

Oh happy birthday to the gent!

I am suffering from migraines lately and I have found that if the drugs kick in I still have to be in the dark for a long period of time but I can listen to audio on low low low. I have taken to hearing books on tape...and I scored a Penguin audio set of dear Mr. Ian reading "The Odyssey".

That voice would melt chocolate...


7:50 PM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

Oooooo. That'd charm the migraine out of your head.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


As I say, I have to have the audio on low but that voice just the thing for what ails a body...


10:18 AM  

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