Ian McKellen Gandalf No More: Actor Shoots His Final Scene as Wizard!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pride of Britain Awards 2012 - ArrivalsLEGEND Ian McKellen has filmed his last ever scene as J.R.R. Tolkien‘s iconic wizard Gandalf.

The actor — who old has played the character for more than a decade, appearing in three Lord of the Rings films and prequel The Hobbit, which has also been split into a trilogy — shot the scenes on Friday in New Zealand.

Orlando Bloom finished filming his scenes on Saturday.

Last year, Ian opened up about his battle with prostate cancer.

“You do gulp when you hear the news. It’s like when you go for an HIV test, you go ‘arghhh is this the end of the road?’ They say you have cancer of the prostate and then that you can have it zapped,” he said.

“You can have it snipped but you are not a candidate for that. You are waitful watching.”

Ian revealed his is yet to receive any treatment for prostate cancer and insists it is “no big deal”.

“I’ve had it for six or seven years, when you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread,” he said.

“But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal.

“Many, many men die from it but it’s one of the cancers that is totally treatable so I have ‘waitful watching’.

“I am examined regularly and it’s just contained, it’s not spreading. I’ve not had any treatment.

“You are told what the situation is: you can have an operation but there is no point me having an operation because there is no need for it.

“They are concerned about the cancer spreading outside the prostate. If it doesn’t you are fine. How do you know if it is spreading? You keep being tested.

“I just got hearing aids, I am going to have a cataract removed from my eyes, I am having an implant in my mouth, I am dealing with the prostate … I am absolutely fine thank you very much!”