A Dame and a Sir unveil tribute to Sir John Gielgud

Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen have unveiled a blue plaque commemorating the London home of stage and screen star Sir John Gielgud. The English Heritage plaque at number 16 Cowley Street in Westminster marks the brown brick Georgian townhouse where Sir John lived for 31 years, from May 1945 to February 1976. Started in […]

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Chef Ian McKellen prepares ‘the best scrambled eggs in the world’!

At 77, Sir Ian McKellen is pure greatness. Much like Bill Nighy, I would pay to listen to Sir Ian read the phone book should he embark on a tour of such simplicity. Now, the star of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (Gandalf), X-Men (Magneto), Vicious on PBS and recipient of more accolades than the law allows, showcases […]

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Freddie and Stuart to get ‘Vicious’ once again

Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, along with Frances De La Tour and Iwan Rheon, will return to their London Soho flat (a.k.a. London Studios) to tape a new episode of the comedy series, Vicious. According to the British Comedy Guide, the one-off special will follow what was, originally, the final episode of Series 2 […]

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PBS gets ‘Vicious’ again with series 2 premiering Aug 23

Brilliance personified in the form of the British comedy hit, Vicious, returns to PBS on Sunday, 23 August. It has been awhile but, at long last, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi are back and are as turbulent (and bitchy) as ever. The two ‘Sirs”, who star as Freddie and Stuart, an elderly couple who […]

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Upcoming release of ‘Mr. Holmes’ may not be so ‘elementary’

Sir Ian McKellen has played King Lear, MacBeth, Richard II and Hamlet in addition to himself on The Simpsons. Now with his upcoming role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the film, Mr. Holmes, one of the greatest actors of all-time will have achieved the Gordie Howe Hat Trick of film by adding Conan Doyle to his earlier roles […]

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After 2 years, PBS, ITV finally getting ‘Vicious’ once again

UPDATE: Leading up to the August 23 premiere of Season 2 on PBS, McKellen and Jacobi will serve as Grand Marshals of New York City’s 46th Annual Pride March on Sunday, June 28, the largest gay pride parade in the United States. Joining them as Grand Marshals are J. Christopher Neal, a New York artist […]

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The Game is On – It’s time to be ‘SHERLOCKED’!

Ok, Sherlock-Nation, the game is ‘officially’ on! It has been far too long since that fateful day in January 2014 and the last broadcast of series 3 of Sherlock. Admittedly, there has been very little that has eased the separation anxiety that has dominated Sherlock fans’ mind palaces. A number of public television stations in the […]

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Sir Ian McKellen gives us first glimpse of ‘Mr. Holmes’

It’s a toss-up as to who I would rather pay good money to see simply read a phone book. Sir Ian McKellen or Bill Nighy. Sir Ian may have just tipped the scales a bit in his favor yesterday with the fact that he is using social media and posting video on his official Facebook […]

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First look at Sir Ian McKellen as….’Mr. Holmes’

Ok, it’s not set in the 21st century and it’s not Benedict Cumberbatch but it is 1947, it is Sir Ian McKellen and it definitely is Sherlock! Given the fact that the Sherlock-Nation will be without a new Benedict Cumberbatch episode for roughly another 11 months, we all are in desperate need of a periodic ‘Sherlock […]

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June 29 is a Last Tango/Endeavour/Vicious kind of night on PBS

Saturday, 21 June, marked the ‘official’ beginning of Summer. The Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year if you reside in the Northern hemisphere. That may very well be, but every day this week will seem like the longest day of the year given what PBS has in store for fans of great British telly on Sunday.

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