I recently rewatched Peter Jackson‘s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy with Number One Son Thomas who had inexplicably never seen any of the films before, and was captivated all over again by how good they are. Easily they set the bar for fantasy films. Here is a quick study of Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf. It looks like the LOTR prequel “The Hobbit” might finally be in production in earnest.
Actually this is not Sir Ian’s first appearance in the SOTW. Some years ago I did this sketch of him from the film “Richard III”:
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