I can’t get over how cute these pics are
“We became friends on X-Men. Ian loves talking about it. There are so many parallels in our careers and our lives. We’re both Northerners; He’s a Lancastrian and I’m a Yorkist, and he went to a great University but I left school when I was 15. But he was successful and became a star immediately. I saw him and I was amazed, overwhelmed by the quality of his work. I started our relationship as a fan. He wouldn’t know who I was back then. Then we came into the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) together. We didn’t know one another well but we were both pursuing the same sort of career, but Bryan Singer cast us in the first X-Men movie and we had adjoining luxury trailers. Of course, it was movie making so we spent more time sitting in our trailers than on the set. We got to know one another and that’s when the bond began, which was cemented by 22 weeks of touring in England and being in the West End doing Waiting for Godot. And sharing a dressing room for 22 weeks!" (x)
- Sir Patrick Stewart
“My first thought was to open this album with Anne Fishbein’s fitting photograph on its own, but then I thought that all the framing information on the book cover completes the story. Seventeen years ago today - June 30,1997 - my partner Bill Condon started shooting his adaptation of Christopher Bram’s novel Father of Frankenstein, with Ian McKellen playing retired film director James Whale. No one working on the film had any idea how important it would become for so many of us.Seventeen years later, almost to the day, Bill and Ian will finally reunite on a film set, this time with Ian at last playing the Great Detective Sherlock Holmes, in their adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s A Slight Trick of the Mind. I find this timing strange and lovely. I’ll be adding a number of photos shot on those sets in 1997 to this album in the coming months.”(x)
"Making movies is the most wonderful thing in the world. Working with friends, entertaining people.”
- James Whale, GODS AND MONSTERS
From Ian McKellen fb page (x)
Over 70 actors have previously played Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s 93 years old and it’s my turn, in “Mr Holmes.” The great detective has long since retired to the countryside, with his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and his bees. But there’s one last case to be solved. And there’s the sting.