Lord of the Rings actor Sir Ian McKellan turns down £1 million to officiate Billionaire's wedding

- 8/21/2016
Lord of the Rings actor Sir Ian Mckellen turned down £1million to officiate at a Facebook billionaire's wedding.
Actor Sir Ian McKellan turns down £1million to officiate Billionaire's wedding

He was asked to dress as his Lord Of The Rings character Gandalf, so he turned down the offer. 

The 77-year-old actor previously qualified as a ‘celebrant’ to conduct Star Trek actor Sir Patrick Stewart's civil wedding with Sunny Ozell in 2013, but turned down the latest offer - despite the giant pay check.

This is what the talented character actor Sir Ian McKellan told the Mail on Sunday : 

"I was offered one-and- a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing but I had to go dressed as Gandalf.

"So I said, 'I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings'."

According to the newspaper, the offer came from the co-founder of Napster and first president of Facebook, Silicon Valley tycoon Sean Parker.

36 year old Parker reportedly has a net worth of £1.8billion according to Forbes magazine, and he spent several millions of dollars creating a perfect Lord of the Rings-themed wedding. 

Gandalf was supposed to be the icing on the cake but Sir Ian McKellan turned down the offer. 


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