Actor Sir Ian McKellen pays visit to north Dulwich girls’ school

News Desk (10 March, 2016) Education Culture

Lord of the Rings and X Men star gives inspiring talk to pupils

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World-famous actor Sir Ian McKellen last week paid a visit to the James Allen’s Girls’ School in north Dulwich.

Sir Ian, who starred in the Lord of the Rings and X Men films, spoke to the pupils in small groups about his life experiences.

Two girls from the school even presented a delighted Sir Ian with their own portraits they had painted of him.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “It was an extraordinary day and he said he really admired the paintings of him.”

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