Ian McKellen Interview

Ian McKellen didn’t let his own ideas get in the way of performing Gandalf–he read Tolkien EVERY NIGHT so that what was written was forefront in his performance!

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In this interview from December 2, 2003, Jonathan was invited to join with a few other journalists to speak to the actors and crew of The Lord of the Rings (check out our Peter Jackson episode too!).

While the audio is terrible (we did what we could to make it listenable!), Peter Jackson’s Gandalf answered our questions earnestly and thoughtfully–particularly when discussing wisdom and fidelity to Tolkien’s books.