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What he does, only he does! If the fantasies were true, he could actually have been a real wizard; so fantastically he portrays this role on screen. A decade back, we saw how he nailed it in the blockbuster movie, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”
In the prequel of the cult movie series, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure’ the actor had to pack his bags in London and head straight to thousands of miles away New Zealand, to mark the silver screen return of his exceptional wizardry. The shooting lasted for almost 18 months and before saying yes to such a rigorous schedule, he had to reconsider his priorities.
Recently, Ian came to the fore with how big impact a long-term movie assignment can has on an actor’s personal life, especially if they have to stay away from home for year and half at a stretch. As implicated, Ian was not fully sure, whether he wanted to again portray a wizard at a stage where he could try out something fresh.
While he was caught in the dilemma, a friend came to his rescue. He told Ian that ‘how big the ‘Lord of the Rings” movie series is and the fans simply want to have more adventure coming their way; they aren’t concerned if that requires an actor to make big sacrifices. Ian was moved by the revelation and made up his mind to not disappoint his fans.
The actor was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and the news spread around like a wild fire that he could be in for some serious trouble. However, Ian brushes aside these reports, saying that his condition is well under control and the cancer is not intrusive in nature.
Well, our good wishes are always with Ian.