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Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes

Reprint: A Good Year for Elder Actors

[This post originally appeared at Time Goes By, written by Ronni Bennett. Thanks to Ronni for allowing me to reprint it here.] Not infrequently, I grumble out loud around here about how few roles, especially major roles, there are in film for elder actors. Our generation doesn’t get much representation on what in our youth was called the silver screen. …

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Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi in Vicious

The Grand Marshalls from NYC PRIDE Parade Announce Themselves

I do love Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellan, who are starring together in the PBS comedy Vicious. The comedy in Vicious is about a bickering old gay couple with a funny love-hate relationship. But Jacobi and McKellan are charmingly themselves making this announcement. If you are in New York in June and attend PRIDE events, give them a wave from me.

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Give us more charming and lovely men on TV

It’s been fun watching Derek Jacobi on Sunday night’s on PBS. First in Last Tango in Halifax where he is a sweetheart of a man. Then in Vicious where he is a parody of a parody as half of a gay couple (with Ian McKellen). I wrote this in last week’s recap of Last Tango in Halifax. I know actors …

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