A student in the UK had a brush with a celebrity recently — while dressed as that celebrity’s most famous role. 22-year-old Ben Coyles was dressed as the Lord Of The Rings character Gandalf while out celebrating his his birthday (in Bristol) when he encountered actor Ian McKellen in the street.
… A friend of Coyles said: “We were [walking to a pub] when someone comes up behind me and asks if he’d like our Gandalf to meet the real Gandalf. I assumed it was someone just joking around but when I turn around to talk to him he gestures towards his friend. It takes me a while to realize at first but then I see that it is in fact Ian McKellen. I only spoke to him briefly but he was very polite and kind and definitely excited to see that people were dressing up as characters from a film he really enjoyed making.”