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Why Sir Ian McKellen And Sir Patrick Stewart Rule The Internet
The very best online moments of the selfie-loving thesps

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What's better than one classically-trained actor, also noted for his later life geek-friendly roles, who enjoys posting odd pictures online? Why, two such actors, of course, so thank goodness for Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, who can be relied upon to brighten up the internet on a regular basis. And now they've finished their long run on Broadway, and X-Men: Days Of Future Past is just around the corner, we thought we'd gather their best online moments in one handy spot.

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THEIR NEW YORK ADVENTURES

If you have ventured onto the internet in the last year, you’ll know that Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, two knights of the realm noted for their serious dramatic heft, have become a fixture of New York. While performing Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land every evening (hence their frequently-used #TwoPlaysInRep hashtag), they made the most of their time in the Big Apple to take a series of joyous holiday snaps, as posted onto their Twitter profiles – bowler hats at the ready…

1) On a ferris wheel:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

2) Meeting Elmo:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

3) Teaching the Americans the true meaning of football:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

4) Enjoying the finest of ales:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

5) Meeting Father Christmas (or “Santa”):

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

6) Taking in the sights:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

7) Having a banger. (And some corn):

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

8) Meeting Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

9) Phoning home:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

10) Posing in front of a cheeky bullock:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

11) Getting into tramp-like character for Godot in front of a pile of rubbish:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

12) Giving thanks for Thanksgiving:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

13) Getting into the Christmas spirit:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

14) And, to herald in 2014 (and Patrick Stewart’s new Instagram account), the most glorious rendition of Auld Lang Syne:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

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1 Great article
...seem like such decent chaps More

Posted by spideed2 on Friday May 9, 2014, 12:44

2
Thanks for this - cheered me up no end! :) More

Posted by callaghan_h on Friday May 9, 2014, 12:14

3 Bromancs
Why can't two guys have fun together? Doesn't mean they are fooling around ! I think it's sweet to see two such great actors who command the respect of most of their peers have such a great bromance More

Posted by kittybinks on Friday May 9, 2014, 06:54

4 wow
Empire JUST turned from a movie magazine into a celebrity magazine like that! More

Posted by Darren47 on Thursday May 8, 2014, 19:52

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So why are those two geezers together all the time? Are they fucking? More

Posted by Pelle on Thursday May 8, 2014, 14:32

6 Sweeties!
The pair always make my day when I see their photos or clips! I am so looking forward to X-Men Days of Future Past! More

Posted by lfrost on Wednesday May 7, 2014, 22:14


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