Here’s something guaranteed to put a smile on your face on this Friday morning: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender doing impressions of their “X-Men” costars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen — to their faces. Come to think of it, if there ever was going to be a movie made about the glorious friendship between Patrick and Ian — and yes, that is a movie I would totally see — James and Michael could totally play them in their younger years. [The Superficial]
It’s not their idea of football, but British bestie Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are currently living in New York and performing on Broadway together, so American football is what they’ll watch. The adorable duo posted this photo to Twitter — the latest to add to a wall calendar we would totally purchase — clad in jerseys, ready to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos in this Sunday’s Super Bowl. I wonder if either of them has tailgated before? It’s never too late to try a keg stand if you ask me. [Gawker]
In addition to being the best of friends, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are both legends of the stage, and they are sharing that stage in two productions on Broadway, “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting For Godot” (both plays also star Billy Crudup and Shuler Hemsley). Ami and I had the opportunity to go see “No Man’s Land” (written by Harold Pinter) last week and loved it. Stewart and McKellen star as two elderly writers who meet at a pub and then spend the rest of the evening drinking (a lot) and talking. Their dude bonding is interrupted by the arrival of two younger men, and all of their connections to each other are exposed. It’s a play that uses language, word play and, most of all, timing to inspire laughter. And we’re giving away two tickets to see “No Man’s Land” to one lucky reader! Prize details, rules and entry form are after the jump! Keep reading »
Last night, Ami and I had the pleasure of going to see Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in “No Man’s Land” on Broadway. The show was fantastic and funny, and I’ll tell you more about it when we give away tickets next week. After the show, I bid Ami adieu and then stood outside in the freezing cold to wait for my favorite duo to exit through the stage door.
Obviously, as a “Star Trek” obsessive, I was not going to miss my chance at meeting the man who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I do not say this lightly: I would not be the Amelia I am today without Picard. His infinite wisdom and exemplary leadership skills inform my daily life. I mean, when I’m in a tough spot and am not sure how to handle it, I just ask myself, What would the captain of a Galaxy class starship with over a 1,000 crew members do? and I’m immediately on the right track. Keep reading »
A recent episode of the podcast “How To Do Everything” had a question from a listener about whether cows in other countries “moo” in different accents. Naturally, the hosts called upon Sir Patrick Stewart to answer this query, because if anyone knows anything about animal accents, it’s Captain Picard. Listen to Sir Patrick explain and demonstrate the various cow moos of England below! [Uproxx]
We somehow got cropped out of the photo, ahem, but Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen join all of us at The Frisky in wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I don’t think I have a best friend. (Well, a human one. Love you, Lu!) I have a handful of really close friends, and plenty of friends, and even more acquaintances. But a best friend? A partner in crime? Alas, I don’t think I do. But in 2014, I’d like to strengthen my existing friendships and make some new ones, with a little help from my favorite pair of celebrity besties, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Their bromance, which the internet got to enjoy via the copious photos they posted to Twitter and Instagram, is such an inspiration. Click through to review what we can learn from their best bonding moments this year!
Did you really think Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen would celebrate the American holiday with anyone but each other? Of course not! Here’s how I imagine the big day went down, if Sir Ian and Sir Patrick channeled their alter egos, Captain Picard and Gandalf, in a confusing fashion:
Sir Patrick: Sir Ian, you’re late!
Sir Ian: A wizard is never late, Sir Patrick. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.
Sir Patrick: Well, whatever. Starfleet has issued a direct order to carve this bird!
Sir Ian: Hold out your hand, Sir Patrick. Remember, that wound will never fully heal. The bird will carry it the rest of his life.
Hands Sir Patrick the knife.
Sir Patrick: Well then, let’s make sure history never forgets the name … Thanksgiving.
Sir Ian: So be it. (nods head)
Sir Patrick: ENGAGE.
Annnnnd SCENE. [Twitter]
This man. THIS. MAN. Claws up. Patrick Stewart is living the best life. [Twitter]
Patrick Stewart: “The curtain came down on our last performance, and he went into the wings and sat on some stone steps and sobbed, heartbroken that it was over.”
Ian McKellan: “Yes, I was heartbroken. And then we were going to say goodbye to each other. You were going off to do other things and I just felt I would never be as happy again.”
Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan opened up about their adorable friendship, specifically the time they spent starring in a stage production of Waiting for Godot in London, in an interview with Lesley Stahl for CBS News. This bromance is my favorite bromance in the history of bromances. McKellan recently officiated Stewart’s wedding, as Sir Besties are known to do. [CBS News]