Filming of the last Hobbit movie wraps up in Wellington today after an epic 14-year journey, with Sir Peter Jackson promising to live blog every step. ”Today is not exactly ‘average’, given it’s our last day of shooting, but if I don’t do it today, I never will!” Sir Peter posted on Facebook this morning
Sir Ian McKellen has played wizard Gandalf for the last time, as filming in New Zealand wraps for a number of The Hobbit’s major characters. Sir Peter Jackson shared a picture of himself and McKellen just after shooting ended for the Grey Wizard Gandalf last night.
Hobbit star Sir Ian McKellen has lent his support to Rainbow Youth’s WTF NZ campaign. Rainbow Youth board member Laura McGillivray posted a photo of herself and the actor holding a ‘So F*cking Proud’ poster during a fundraising lunch in Wellington.
Sir Ian McKellen is in Wellington to shoot the final scenes of The Hobbit.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (Warner Brothers, M) Director: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage ‘All good stories deserve embellishment,” Gandalf the Grey tells Bilbo Baggins in the opening scenes of Sir Peter Jackson’s first movie based on The Hobbit. Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the lovable wizard, is almost winking at the audience as he delivers the line, no doubt referring to the amount of embellishment The Hobbit book had to undergo to turn it into a trio of screenplays
Not only is Star Trek star, Patrick Stewart, about to wed a jazz singer (Sunny Ozell) half his age, but he’s getting Gandalf to conduct the wedding ceremony! Well, alright – not Gandalf exactly, but his alter-ego, Sir Ian McKellen. Patrick, 72, revealed the plans on The Jonathon Ross Show recently, saying his X-Men co-star would do the honours.