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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 16th August, 2017) Views: 1,734 
Sir Ian McKellen
 Sir Ian McKellen   by Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-Pro2)
An evening with Sir Ian McKellen at The Old Courts in Wigan on Friday 11th August 2017. It was a fabulous evening!

Comment by Ellen on 16th August 2017 at 00:25
I'm sure it was a great evening, and this is a fabulous portrait!
...Thank you Dave.


Comment by alan on 16th August 2017 at 00:25
He doesn't use oil of ulay, does he ?


Comment by Mick on 16th August 2017 at 07:52
Alan he might do but not on his face.


Comment by Veronica on 16th August 2017 at 08:21
Very dramatic!


Comment by Anne on 16th August 2017 at 08:49
Oy can make any subject look superb.
Another good 'un.


Comment by Alan on 16th August 2017 at 08:52
At first I thought it was one of those homeless men sleeping in Wigan shop doorways.


Comment by Veronica on 16th August 2017 at 09:11
The lines add to all the characters he plays....he is a fine character actor.


Comment by A.W. on 16th August 2017 at 09:34
Alan, I have to say I rather admire the fact that he does not consider vanity and appearances a priority.


Comment by Maurice on 16th August 2017 at 10:18
An excellent portrait.


Comment by Syd on 16th August 2017 at 13:08
That is simply an excellent photo, a brilliant demonstration of photographic skill, well done!


Comment by Cyril on 16th August 2017 at 14:52
That's a lived in face Alan, and every line telling a story of his life.

Quite the opposite of what was portrayed in a cartoon I recently saw of St Peter telling a young modern man that he'd actually lived a really good life, only he'd been so busy looking down at his phone that he'd missed it.


Comment by irene roberts on 16th August 2017 at 16:04
They're laugh-lines, which come to us all, and I'd rather have lines through laughing than NO lines through NOT laughing! None of us can expect to be wrinkle-free at Sir Ian's age, and I think people who have face-lifts look as though they're wearing a mask. I like an older face to look as if someone lives there. Good photo!


Comment by alan wink on 16th August 2017 at 16:16
I am so sad to have missed it i presume it was open to all?? If so is there any more planned ?
I think he is a truly remarkable man.


Comment by Alan on 16th August 2017 at 16:40
irene what are you on about dear????


Comment by Alex on 16th August 2017 at 16:48
alan wink you should buy the Wigan Observer or Wigan Post, then you'll
know!


Comment by Garry on 16th August 2017 at 17:05
Looks good for 78.


Comment by Veronica on 16th August 2017 at 17:09
Alan you are missing the point -Sir Ian could play King Lear without applying make-up! He has a well lived in face with those lines on his face.


Comment by irene roberts on 16th August 2017 at 17:13
Alan, I am talking about the derogatory way , dear, that some people have commented on the lined appearance on an old man's face. What did they expect at his age? I am glad MOST comments are favourable.


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 16th August 2017 at 18:11
Thanks for the kind words those that gave them. Tomorrow should be interesting.


Comment by Owdkeyed on 16th August 2017 at 19:01
Without speaking a word he looks like a very interesting person, if you know what I mean.


Comment by Mick on 16th August 2017 at 20:16
I gave a some kind words, I explained to Alan that he might be using oil of ulay do but not on his face.


Comment by Veronica on 16th August 2017 at 20:17
Owdkeyed-I think it is the 'de rigeuer' silk scarf which gives meaning to what you say. I love my silk scarves - and he is a wonderful actor darling!


Comment by David b on 16th August 2017 at 21:03
Superb photograph.


Comment by Pat McC on 16th August 2017 at 22:20
I completely agree with you Irene - life experiences show on your face - when you get to your 70th decade, then we should be proud of those wrinkles and lines and thankful we're still here to tell the tale!


Comment by Lizziedownunder on 16th August 2017 at 22:55
Fabulous shot Dave ...he has such charisma and it shines through in your photo ...cheers!!


Comment by Ellen on 17th August 2017 at 00:09
Wow! Sir Ian is the same age as me! Does anyone know when his Birthday is?

...That must have been a good year!!
Very much LOL!


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 17th August 2017 at 10:50
25th May Ellen.


Comment by Garry on 17th August 2017 at 19:42
70th decade is 700 years Pat McC, he really does look good lol.


Comment by Ellen on 18th August 2017 at 00:38
Thanks Dave, that means I was born about one month before him!


Comment by bryan traynor on 20th August 2017 at 10:11
On a recent television programme
Sir Ian said he was born in Burnley and lived in Bolton.No mention of the
fact he grew up in Wigan!?


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