Friday, 19 June 2015

A Corrie Cobble for Sir Ian McKellan

Sir Ian McKellen, formerly Mel Hutchwright on Coronation Street circa 2005, has received a most unusual birthday present. He made an appearance last month on This Morning and was presented with the gift of a cobble from the old Corrie set, mounted and beribboned.

It was accompanied by a video greeting from Bill Roache who worked on the Mel Hutchwright story with most of the senior cast members at the time. You can see a video clip of the greeting and Mr. McKellen receiving his gift from host Eamonn Holmes here.

He was delighted with the gift and has a spot already picked out for it:

"I know exactly where this will go, alongside my portrait of Violet Carson who played Ena Sharples. Thank you very very much indeed."

Here's a YouTube video of clips from  bits of the storyline and the full episode from his final appearance is here. Excellent stuff!

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Zagg said...

That is so cool. Ian McKellen is great in everything he does. It was fun seeing him on The Street.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that clip in light of the way Fred's son Ashley died after the tram wreck.

Llifon said...

The ep was actually today :)

Anonymous said...

I can only think of Ian McKellen as Gandalf...

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