News | Entertainment
23 Nov 2019 14:20
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Sir Ian McKellen thinks it is "wonderful" to be 80

    The 'Lord of the Rings' actor celebrated the milestone birthday last month and is embracing the latest chapter in his life


    Asked about turning 80, he said: "I can't recommend it highly enough. It's wonderful. I'm having a lovely time."

    Ian is currently in the middle of a one-man tour and has enjoyed being on stage so much, he's now added a London residency to the dates.

    He told talk show host Graham Norton: "I can reveal it here that I am enjoying it so much that I don't want to stop so I'm not. I'm going to do it for three months in London."

    While he's just turned 80, Ian has no plans to slow down and his 'The Good Liar' co-star Russell Tovey recently revealed they used to go to raunchy nightclubs after finished filming for the day.

    He said: "Me and Ian just gossiped and gossiped ... We did end up in a Berlin nightclub called Pornsexual. I wore a harness and he was in silver jeggings ... And that's all I can say about that."

    Russell and Ian invited their other co-star, Dame Helen Mirren, to join them at the club, but she declined.

    Asked why she didn't go, Russell said: "Oh she was invited. I think she decided to have a lovely bath instead..."

    In honour of his birthday, Ian will be playing 80 shows at the Harold Pinter theatre in London from September 20 to January 5.

    For each performance, there will be 80 tickets available for £10.

    The shows will raise funds for various theatre charities and it has been revealed that so far, the profits from the performances - which have gone to different causes at each venue - have already topped £1 million.

    Ian's full interview airs on 'The Graham Norton Show' on BBC One on Friday (14.06.19) night.

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     23 Nov: Emily Ratajkowski has a "complicated relationship" with being "sexy"
     23 Nov: Blake Lively has cleared her Instagram account
     23 Nov: Robbie Williams has admitted his £80 million record contract "messed" with his mind
     23 Nov: Ray J's pregnant wife has accused him of leaving her and their daughter "stranded" in Las Vegas
     23 Nov: Cardi B has always been motivated by her dreams of having a family
     23 Nov: Kelly Clarkson is amazed she "ruined Christmas"
     23 Nov: Brie Bella would "do anything" to return to WWE
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The man who was beaten by to the Australian rugby CEO job by Raelene Castle has given his take on Dave Rennie's appointment More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Scammers have found New Zealand - and we're ripe for the picking More...



     Today's News

    Wellington:
    Major delays are expected in Wellington after a crash in the Terrace Tunnel 14:07

    Entertainment:
    Emily Ratajkowski has a "complicated relationship" with being "sexy" 13:52

    Law and Order:
    Justice Minister Andrew Little's optimistic there'll be a change to the enforcement of court suppression orders 13:47

    Tennis:
    Spain are the final country to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup in Madrid 13:47

    International:
    Bougainville could become the world's newest nation — here's what you need to know 13:37

    International:
    Donald Trump unloads in on-air Fox News call after a bad week of impeachment hearings 13:27

    Rugby:
    The man who was beaten by to the Australian rugby CEO job by Raelene Castle has given his take on Dave Rennie's appointment 13:27

    International:
    Prince Andrew said he saw Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged 'madame', earlier this year. Here's what we know about her 13:27

    Living & Travel:
    Wellington is celebrating both the Christmas spirit and Diwali this weekend 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Blake Lively has cleared her Instagram account 13:22


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd