Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Have Been Holding Out on Us

Behold, a thing you’ve always wanted… see, while Star Wars was in movie theaters in 1977, Patrick Stewart was in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream playing king of the fairies. In a loincloth. Man, Picard was ripped back in the day.

Of course, Stewart is currently on stage in New York performing Waiting For Godot with longtime friend Sir Ian McKellen. So we thought we’d see if we could round out this photoset set accordingly—

Oo, look what we found…


According to an adorable joint interview the duo gave to the New York Times, Stewart claimed that McKellen was “the most gorgeous young man on the British stage” in his early years (which made Sir Ian all blushy and adorable). We went looking for photographic evidence and came up with this little gem:

young Ian McKellen



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