Gandalf In Space

This is just fab news. Ian McKellen, who it really shouldn't have to be said is a Shakespearean actor of high regard, best known to modern audiences as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings (and the forth coming Hobbit) and Magneto in the X-Men series, has been announced by the BBC as providing the voice of the Snowmen in this Christmas' Doctor Who special, called The Snowmen.

While it is disappointing that the actor won't be sharing any scenes with Matt Smith (I conjure the image of them getting on quite well), his voice should lend the snowmen the appropriate combination of menace and dignification (and sympathy, if they turn out just to be misunderstood, like last years... er, trees).

I think the list of distinguished actors who haven't yet appeared on Doctor Who has now been dwindled down to just Maggie Smith. Get on that, Moffat.

Via Den of Geek.
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