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Sat, Aug. 29th, 2009, 01:38 pm
lilithlotr: Sir Ian and a duck...


FILM legend Sir Ian McKellen joined volunteers and a seven-foot duck winging it on a charity fundraising outing to London's Canary Wharf.

Passengers emerging from the Underground station went 'quackers' when they spotted the duck with Sir Ian.

The trip event was aimed at raising the profile of Step Forward, a small, independent charity which helps children and teenagers affected by poverty in the East End with confidential counselling and advice at its Bethnal Green centre.

The volunteers collected around £1,750 in donations and met people interested in supporting the charity in future.

Charity director Jennifer Fear said: "Having Sir Ian at Canary Wharf helped motivate our volunteers. Of course, the 7ft duck also helped gain attention!"

Sir Ian, who has lived for over 30 years in Limehouse, just a short duck paddle along the waterfront from Canary Wharf, has been the charity's patron and supporter since he visited its premises in Bethnal Green Road three years ago.

The duck? That was to mark the charity's involvement in this year's Great British Duck race.

www.stepforward-web.orgStep Forward has signed up to be one of the 50 charities involved in the 3rd annual race on Sunday (September 6) to launch a record-breaking 175,000 plastic ducks in a race along the Thames while raising awareness and money for charity.

Anyone can adopt a duck to take part in the race. The first duck over the winning line wins £10,000.

Tue, May. 12th, 2009, 04:35 pm
xlegacymods: (no subject)

An X-Men Movieverse Forum RPG - Set after X-Men 3

Several years have passed since the battle at Alcatraz, but tensions have remained bubbling from opposing forces in both the mutant and human forces. However, there has been no wide-spread conflict for a while, and many are hoping the peace will linger. Xavier's remains a place for mutants in need, young and old alike, while many mutants have also set up their own homes in the state of New York. This calm isn't going to be long-lasting, however, as there's news on the wind of a virus coming to American shores, a virus too fast and too deadly to be natural. And what's worse, is that it's target is mutantkind.

Known as the Legacy Virus due to its specific genetic target; symptoms include headaches, fever and sickness, the signs akin to that as the common influenza. Europe is already suffering from the pandemic, and there are fears it could kill mutants all over the planet. The rumblings between the human and mutant divide are growing stronger in light of this virus. However, while mutants are the most susceptible, a few humans carry an undeveloped x-gene that makes them vulnerable to contracting the sickness. There is a 60% chance of death if the virus is contracted, while others may recover, or some with stronger immune systems are able to avoid the worst of the virus' symptoms. The length of time between first symptoms and possible death varies between individuals, depending on their health and immunity strength. There is currently no available cure, but scientists are working as fast as they can to try and combat the illness. Military organisations are preparing to police the streets to aid regulation, while the government is considering a series of systems and monitoring with the medical authorities to try and control the virus. Quarantines are currently on a small scale, but are preparing for the worse. The Mutant Registration Act is looming as the President prepares to declare a State of Emergency.

Sun, Dec. 21st, 2008, 11:54 am
lilithlotr: Fabulous article in The Independent

If you haven't seen it yet

And don't forget - Lear is airing in the UK over Christmas and I believe the DVD is out as well

Wed, Aug. 27th, 2008, 10:10 pm
lemmingrocker: The Prisoner : Update


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Sat, Jul. 19th, 2008, 07:52 pm
lemmingrocker: Ian McKellen with Young Man at the Beach

I found this article about Ian holidaying with a young man in the Mediterranean Sea.

(My Journal)

Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008, 05:31 pm
lemmingrocker: The Prisoner Update

I found this article where Sir Ian is giving an interview with the BBC and talks about possible Magneto movie and The Prisoner.

By the way, Sir Ian is on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC 1, Sunday at 9:00am.

To The BBC Article

Mon, Jul. 7th, 2008, 01:25 pm
lemmingrocker: Ian McKellen Meeting Gordon Brown and at Gay Pride

I bit late sorry about that. There's an article about Ian meeting Gordon Brown and some pictures from this years London Gay Pride march.

( To My Journal )

Wed, Jul. 2nd, 2008, 11:31 am
lemmingrocker: The Prisoner

I just saw this this morning. It's saids that Sir Ian is going to be in a remake of The Prisoner. I don't know if it's true or not.

Mon, Jun. 9th, 2008, 02:10 am
blind_okina: (no subject)

Hi to all!
My vector poster of Sir Ian Mckellen
Hail from Moscow :D
Sorry for my bad english language.

::ian Mckellen poster:: by ~Okina-tyan 

Fri, May. 9th, 2008, 12:32 am
lemmingrocker: Ian mckellen At The Speed Racer premiere

Sir Ian McKellen arrives at the "Speed Racer" premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square in central London on April 29, 2008.

Ian Pictures This Way

Cross posted in mckellenpics

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