Ian McKellen And Maggie Smith Have A Blast At Wimbledon

Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith enjoyed hanging out together at Day 9 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

The two legends of the silver screen were spotted at center court, thoroughly engrossed in the action, sharing a pair of binoculars, and giving their best animated-GIF style reactions to the tense action unfolding in front of them.

In a dream “Lord of the Rings” meets “Harry Potter” mashup, Gandalf and Professor McGonagall sat side-by-side as they watched the intense men’s quarter-final match between Andy Murray and Sam Querrey.

Tennis is no Quidditch, but it’s captivating nonetheless.

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Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images
Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images

But no amount of whooping and cheering from the veteran actors was able to will fellow Brit Murray to the win.

McKellen (78) and Smith (82) are long-time friends, having originally met in 1995 on the set of the movie adaptation of “Richard III.”

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Many other British stars have been spotted at Wimbledon throughout the week, including David Beckham and “Dunkirk” actor Mark Rylance.



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