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Is That Ian McKellen?

1 Apr

April 1, 2017

Sir Ian McKellen, in addition to being one of the great actors of our time, is also one of the most recognizable. This is partly due to his roles in a pair of hugely popular franchises.

As Magneto in the X-Men franchise

As Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings

So it was a surprise when, after sitting through Disney’s new, live-action Beauty and the Beast movie that I discovered that Ian McKellen had a prominent role in the story. He played Cogsworth the clock and the vast majority of the part was just voice-over work. I didn’t recognize his voice- in fact, I was sure I did, but I didn’t think it was McKellen. I thought it was either Leo McKern (better known as Number Two in The Prisoner and as Rumpole of the Bailey) or the guy who played Mr. Tebbs on Are You Being Served, an old BBC sitcom from the 70’s. Problem is, both men died decades ago.

And when the clock turned back to a human at the end of the film (spoiler alert!- oops, too late) and Ian McKellen appeared in person, not only did I still not recognize him but I was more sure than ever that he was either McKern or James Hayter (Mr. Tebbs from Served.) Take a look at Magneto above and Cogsworth below and tell me if any of you would have recognized McKellen.

Separated at birth?

Now take a look at the other men. Is it any surprise that I thought that it was either of them? I have to hand it to Ian McKellen. He is such a good actor that I was prepared to believe that it was anyone but him in the movie. Even a couple of dead men.

 

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Congratulations!

6 Oct

October 6, 2013

The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride would like to announce that, for this week only, there will be no Sneak Peek of the Week. But don’t worry, it will return next week. Rest assured that this week will continue on as normal, beginning with Fun With Teh Internets, and following through to the Imponderable and Saturday Comics.

However, today, Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride would like to proudly pay honor to one of our own. Today, my brother, who blogs here at bmj2k.com every Monday under the name Allan Keyes, is getting married. We of course wish him and his bride, the blushing Mrs. Keyes, nothing but the best in life. So in this blog’s small way, join me in celebrating their marriage with a gallery of famous comic book (and one television) weddings.

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