Sir Ian McKellen offers schoolchildren exam advice… as Gandalf

The Lord of the Rings star uses iconic film quotes to inspire students from Chew Valley secondary school


Sir Ian McKellen visited Chew Valley School near Bristol yesterday to impart some important advice. 


McKellen was visiting the secondary school to talk to students about LGBT issues as part of a scheme organised by Stonewall UK.

But the star, who is currently filming Sherlock movie Mr Holmes, couldn’t help popping into drama class…

Or offering some memorable words of wisdom to the students. Words which were actually lifted from his Lord of the Rings character Gandalf…

Yep, you guessed it. Speaking to a group of excited students, McKellen asked: “If you don’t do your revision properly do you know what will happen?”

Before bellowing, “You. Shall. Not. Pass!”


 Now if that’s not enough incentive to get them studying, I don’t know what is…