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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 16th August, 2017)

Sir Ian McKellen


Sir Ian McKellen
An evening with Sir Ian McKellen at The Old Courts in Wigan on Friday 11th August 2017. It was a fabulous evening!

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-Pro2)
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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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