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McKellen doesn't get tired of playing Gandalf

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Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen hasn't gotten tired of playing The Hobbit's Gandalf despite having shot six films as the legendary wizard so far.

McKellen first played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and reprised his role for The Hobbit series.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz the actor said, "It sounds like a big responsibility. It hasn't felt like that. The job has been a wonderful one for me in many, many ways, and it's gone on for so long. Normally you play a part and that's it. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you get to repeat it.

"But it doesn't feel to me like, 'Oh, dear, I've got to go and do Gandalf again'. It's never felt like that. These stories are so wonderful and the productions and the cast are so varied and entertaining that I love going back to New Zealand where we film. So it's not been a chore at all."

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is in cinemas now.

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