McKellen turned 1.5 mn offer to officiate wedding as Gandalf

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ian McKellen turned down one and a half million dollar deal to officiate a wedding dressed as Gandalf – his famous character from “The Lord of the Rings”.

The 77-year-old was asked to appear at the wedding of Napster founder Sean Parker, but he refused, reports dailymail.co.uk.

“I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing, but I had to go dressed as Gandalf. So I said, ‘I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings’,” he said.

However, the actor said he had no idea who was behind the offer.

“He was a very rich man, that’s all I know. I don’t go dressing up – except in plays and things at places like this,” he said.

–IANS

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