Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 16th August, 2017)
Sir Ian McKellen
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Fuji X-Pro2)
I'm sure it was a great evening, and this is a fabulous portrait!
...Thank you Dave.
He doesn't use oil of ulay, does he ?
Alan he might do but not on his face.
Oy can make any subject look superb.
Another good 'un.
At first I thought it was one of those homeless men sleeping in Wigan shop doorways.
The lines add to all the characters he plays....he is a fine character actor.
Alan, I have to say I rather admire the fact that he does not consider vanity and appearances a priority.
An excellent portrait.
That is simply an excellent photo, a brilliant demonstration of photographic skill, well done!
That's a lived in face Alan, and every line telling a story of his life.
Quite the opposite of what was portrayed in a cartoon I recently saw of St Peter telling a young modern man that he'd actually lived a really good life, only he'd been so busy looking down at his phone that he'd missed it.
They're laugh-lines, which come to us all, and I'd rather have lines through laughing than NO lines through NOT laughing! None of us can expect to be wrinkle-free at Sir Ian's age, and I think people who have face-lifts look as though they're wearing a mask. I like an older face to look as if someone lives there. Good photo!
I am so sad to have missed it i presume it was open to all?? If so is there any more planned ?
I think he is a truly remarkable man.
irene what are you on about dear????
alan wink you should buy the Wigan Observer or Wigan Post, then you'll
Looks good for 78.
Alan you are missing the point -Sir Ian could play King Lear without applying make-up! He has a well lived in face with those lines on his face.
Alan, I am talking about the derogatory way , dear, that some people have commented on the lined appearance on an old man's face. What did they expect at his age? I am glad MOST comments are favourable.
Thanks for the kind words those that gave them. Tomorrow should be interesting.
Without speaking a word he looks like a very interesting person, if you know what I mean.
I gave a some kind words, I explained to Alan that he might be using oil of ulay do but not on his face.
Owdkeyed-I think it is the 'de rigeuer' silk scarf which gives meaning to what you say. I love my silk scarves - and he is a wonderful actor darling!
I completely agree with you Irene - life experiences show on your face - when you get to your 70th decade, then we should be proud of those wrinkles and lines and thankful we're still here to tell the tale!
Fabulous shot Dave ...he has such charisma and it shines through in your photo ...cheers!!
Wow! Sir Ian is the same age as me! Does anyone know when his Birthday is?
...That must have been a good year!!
Very much LOL!
25th May Ellen.
70th decade is 700 years Pat McC, he really does look good lol.
Thanks Dave, that means I was born about one month before him!
On a recent television programme
Sir Ian said he was born in Burnley and lived in Bolton.No mention of the
fact he grew up in Wigan!?