Larry the Chin Hair

Sian Hughes | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

My eleven year old has become obsessed with the question of lady whiskers. MY lady whiskers. I catch her standing in the kitchen doorway staring at me as I cook dinner. She looks decidedly queasy.

This Girl Dressed Up As Sexy Gandalf For Her Last Day At School And Now The Internet Loves Her

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tjitske Van Vark is an 18-year-old student in Melbourne, Australia, who recently dressed up as sexy Gandalf for her last day of school, and, naturally...

People Are Mixing Up The Death Of Christopher Lee With The Death Of Gandalf

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Harry Potter 'fans' have taken to Twitter to mourn the death of Ian McKellen, AKA Gandalf, after confusing him for Sir Christopher Lee, who passed awa...

Dumbledore And Gandalf Are Getting Married To Spite The Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

Two famous wizards are set to marry each other over the road from the Westboro Baptist Church after the radical group taunted 'Harry Potter' author JK...

Yes, We Know What Happens Next. Yes, We're Still Going To Watch It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We all know what's coming; Sir Ian McKellen - aka all-time legend - gives students lecture, tells them they have to revise, tells them what will happe...

Sir Ian McKellen Tells It Straight To Students - In Full Gandalf Mode, Of Course

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's always going to be difficult motivating yourself to revise, but there's no-one better to get you in gear than Sir Ian McKellen shouting at you th...

Platonic Morality in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Around the fourth century B.C. - in the Gregorian rather than the Middle-earth calendar - Plato and a couple of wise old friends pondered the formation of ethics.

Wedding Dresses: A Thinly Veiled Threat

Charli Morgan | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

Bridal sample sales are hell on toast and I can't recommend them less. They are shorter notice than a sneeze and generally occur during working hours, so you need to drag in the old lady with kind eyes and matching socks that you passed in the street, to assist.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen's Awesome Warning To Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Comedy

A few months ago, Sir Ian McKellen visited Ross High School in Edinburgh and gave a really rather wonderful speech. "He generated a real feeling of...

WATCH: Gandalf And Co Sing 'One Ring' (After One Direction)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Comedy

As Hobbit-mania grips the nation (now, don't pretend you're not sitting there wearing novelty elf ears), those Middle Earth parodies are coming thick ...

WATCH: Gandalf Does Street Magic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Wondering what Gandalf's been up to in betweenmovies? Wonder no more! It turns out he's gone a bit 'David Blaine' and been trying out his street magic...

WATCH: Gandalf Rides A Unicycle, Plays The Bagpipes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Now here’s something you don’t see every day - not even in the run up to The Hobbit's release. It's Gandalf. On a unicycle. Playing the bagpipes. ...

WATCH: 'The Hobbit' - An Unexpected Musical Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It's not long now until Hobbit-mania hits UK shores, folks - so we sincerely hope you've got your elfin ears and wizard hats ready. But while you s...

WATCH: The Hobbit Vs The Goonies!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Comedy

What do you get when you mix footage from classic '80s kids' movie 'The Goonies' with audio from 'The Hobbit' trailer? Why, the adorable video above, ...

You Too Shall Pass

PA | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Ulster. Sir Ian, whose depiction of Gandalf in the ...

Sean Connery Turned Down $10m Role Of Gandalf

WENN | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in hit movie franchise 'Lord Of The Rings' because he didn't understand the part. Despite being offere...

Empire Release Exclusive Hobbit Covers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

With the release of the highly anticipated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' getting ever closer, Empire have released five world exclusive covers f...

PICTURES: Money From Middle Earth Becomes Legal Tender

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Wealthy fans of 'The Hobbit' will soon be able to put a price tag on their love of the stories, when coins featuring the faces of Peter Jackson's upco...

WATCH: Gandalf Nods His Head To Europop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Sometimes, you can discern all you need to know about the human race simply by seeing what's trending on YouTube. And today? The video everyone's g...

PHOTOS: Martin Freeman Spills On Becoming Baggins

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Martin Freeman has revealed starring as Bilbo Baggins in Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been an "absolutely gargantua...

FIRST LOOK: 'The Hobbit Will Blow Minds Wide Apart'

PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

The upcoming big screen version of The Hobbit will blow viewers' minds, according to Sir Ian McKellen. The veteran actor stars as Gandalf in Peter ...

WATCH: Longboarding Gandalf Holds Up Traffic

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Comedy

The first part of Peter Jackson's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit - officially titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - comes out in cinemas ...

McKellen Rings In Fifty Years Of Acting

Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Sir Ian McKellen is pleased his success in Hollywood came in later life, as it didn't distract him from his passion for acting. ...