Boo: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Won't Be In X-Men: Apocalypse

This isn't a huge surprise, since their appearance in Days of Future Past was dependent on that film's time travel plot, but we now have the word straight from the man himself: Patrick Stewart. » 1/18/15 9:00pm 1/18/15 9:00pm

James McAvoy Won't Do Star Trek Impressions For Patrick Stewart

Watching Michael Fassbender And James McAvoy do impressions of their future selves in the X-Men movies right in front of the magnificent actors who play said future selves, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, is WONDERFUL. » 5/29/14 1:55pm 5/29/14 1:55pm

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart take over Late Night

The best friends and frequent collaborators appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Friday night to promote their Broadway performances of Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land before McKellen decided to live out his dream of hosting a late night show of his very own. Stewart was obviously booked as McKellen's first… » 3/02/14 8:00am 3/02/14 8:00am

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen sure do know how to football

As someone whose attitudes towards NFL matchups could best be described as something between indifferent and aggressively indifferent, I can say with all authority that this is the greatest Super Bowl themed photo ever taken. (Seriously, though – it's got to be up there, right?) » 2/01/14 7:30am 2/01/14 7:30am

Ian McKellen showed off his cheeky Gandalf underpants on stage

What does Sir Ian McKellen wear beneath his wizard's robes—or his gold shorts? During a performance this week, he revealed his tighty-Gandalf-the-whities. » 11/06/13 2:20pm 11/06/13 2:20pm

After 14 years, Ian McKellen has filmed his final scene as Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen has made his final trip to Middle Earth. Peter Jackson posted this photo after shooting Gandalf's last Hobbit scene. » 6/29/13 7:30am 6/29/13 7:30am

Weta's FX reel shows why working on The Hobbit made Ian McKellen cry

Months before The Hobbit premiered, Sir Ian McKellen revealed an exceptionally personal (and completely understandable) moment about how working tirelessly for hours talking to imaginary beings in greenscreen can wear an actor down. » 2/15/13 8:40am 2/15/13 8:40am

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Officially Cast in X-Men: Days of…

Fantastic news! We've long known that James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender would be returning for the sequel to X-Men First Class — but now we know that we'll also be seeing the older versions of Professor X and Magneto! » 11/27/12 1:35pm 11/27/12 1:35pm

Ian McKellen and Peter Jackson both hated Gandalf the White

Can Gandalf the Grey handle his smoke and drink? While chatting with Sir Ian McKellen about his next appearance in The Hobbit the actor revealed what happened when Peter Jackson suggested Gandalf get drunk. It didn't go Jackson's way. » 7/18/12 3:20pm 7/18/12 3:20pm

New Hobbit production video shows Elijah Wood's return to the Shire

You've seen the trailer, now check out Sir Ian riding a horse around New Zealand (at Peter Jackson's behest, of course) and Frodo getting nostalgic for his return to Hobbiton (which has been cleared of ovine squatters). Also, witness the logistics of filming in New Zealand's great outdoors. » 12/24/11 8:00am 12/24/11 8:00am

10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Actors Who Make Everything Better

There are many actors who help make science fiction and fantasy awesome, but there are some faces you see again and again. And some actors just automatically brighten the screen whenever they appear. No matter what movie or TV show they're in, they make it better. » 9/13/11 10:00am 9/13/11 10:00am

Frodo and Legolas to cameo in The Hobbit?

Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are allegedly in talks to appear in The Hobbit. How is it McKellen and Serkis haven't locked this down already? The only Gandalf and Gollum we want are the originals. [Deadline] » 1/07/11 8:00am 1/07/11 8:00am

6 Things The New "Prisoner" Changed For The Worse

The Prisoner used its premise of a spy trapped in an idyllic, but oppressive, village to ask questions about individuality in a conformist, overly processed society. Here are six ways last night's remake throws away that rich premise. Spoilers below... » 11/16/09 4:00pm 11/16/09 4:00pm

Ian McKellen Is A Sick Torture Genius In New Trailer For "The Prisoner"

Let the mind games begin. In this exclusive trailer from AMC's miniseries remake of The Prisoner, see the many ways Number Two (McKellen) plans on messing with Number Six (Jim Caviezel). Plus, is that a baby Number Two? » 10/20/09 11:00am 10/20/09 11:00am

AMC's Prisoner Reboot Sets A Date

At last, we can witness the Ian McKellen/Jim Caviezel battle of wills (and acting.) AMC's remake of the The Prisoner will air on November 15 and stretch over three nights — that's six hours of mind twists. » 9/29/09 1:58pm 9/29/09 1:58pm

Ian McKellen Invites You To The Village In New Prisoner Promo

AMC has released the first promo for its upcoming remake of Patrick MacGoohan's The Prisoner. The promo showcases the show's Namibian exteriors, the many dapper costumes of Ian MacKellen, and three legendary words. » 6/03/09 8:30am 6/03/09 8:30am

First Look Behind The Scenes Of The Prisoner Remake

A new video of the first table read for AMC's remake of 60's imprisoned-spy series The Prisoner » 8/20/08 7:30am 8/20/08 7:30am shows the cast and crew psyching themselves up to play the Villagers. The most endearing thing is hearing nervous Jim Caviezel (playing the main character Number 6) and Ian McKellen (who plays the evil Number 2) both talk…

AMC Brings Prisoner Back To The Village

Thirty years after Leo McKern vacated the role, it's time to meet the new Number Two. AMC is bringing back Patrick McGoohan's classic sixties paranoiafest The Prisoner with Jim "Passion of the Christ" Caviezel taking over the role of the secret agent who finds that there's no such thing as an easy way out of the… » 6/30/08 12:20pm 6/30/08 12:20pm

The Prisoner May Be The One Scifi Show Worth Remaking

Before there was Lost's Dharma Initiative there was The Village from the trippy/paranoid 1960s TV series The Prisoner. And now a six-part miniseries is in the works remaking this spy-trapped-in-paradise show, starring Jim "Jesus" Caviezel as Number 6 and Ian McKellen as his main adversary, Number 2. More details about… » 6/12/08 8:20am 6/12/08 8:20am