It doesn’t get better than this: classically-trained actor, noted for his geek-friendly roles, posting odd pictures online.
Wait… It does: two such actors!
The bromance between Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen is so strong that it looks like they were destined to be together.
And they have so much in common: both of them started out on the British stage before they had roles in TV and movies. Stewart gained his worldwide fame for his role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as Captain Picard, and McKellen for his roles in “X Men” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
They met in the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, when McKellen was already playing the great parts, but Stewart found him intimidating. They were both knighted by Queen Elizabeth and the bond really strengthened when they were filming “X Men. What they also have in common is their choice of careers as an escape, because of McKellen’s struggles as a closeted gay actor, and Stewart’s attempts to escape from his abusive father.
We have collected some of the funniest photos of them, proving that all of us need a friend to rely on, even the most famous celebrities.
They cherish their precious bond everywhere they go, and you can check out some of their funniest adventures below:
Sir McKellen protesting for the Women’s March
Sir Ian McKellen became a minister just to officiate Sir Patrick Stewart’s wedding
They summed up their relationship like this: