Who plays Gandalf the Grey?
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What is Gandalf’s real name?
Gandalf’s original name of “Bladorthin” was not entirely lost though, as Tolkien eventually used it to name an ancient king, later in the books. Although Gandalf is his most commonly-used moniker, he went by several other names as well. In his origins as a Maiar spirit in Valinor, he was known as Olorin.
Is Dumbledore and Gandalf the same actor?
Sir Ian McKellen reveals why he turned down playing Dumbledore in Harry Potter. Few wizards are as beloved as Gandalf the Grey from Lord of the Rings or Professor Dumbledore from the Harry Potter movies, and it turns out that Sir Ian McKellen almost played both.
Is Magneto a Gandalf?
The 2000s were a great decade for British actor Sir Ian McKellen. He led two huge blockbuster franchises. In “X-Men,” he played archnemesis Magneto. Meanwhile, in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, he played ultimate good guy Gandalf.
What does Gandalfs name mean?
Save to list. Boy. German. From the Old Norse gandr, meaning “wand, staff, cane” and álfr meaning “elf”. Gandalf is the name of a wizard in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”.
How did Gandalf go from grey to white?
Gandalf was carried to Caras Galadhon in Lothlórien, where he was healed, given a new staff, and clothed in white, and thus became Gandalf the White.
Why are there two Gandalf’s?
Once the Fellowship was formed with the mission to assist Frodo in destroying the One Ring, Gandalf guided them to the Mines of Moria, where he had apparently died – but that wasn’t Gandalf’s end. He returned in The Two Towers as Gandalf the White, a similar but seemingly more powerful being.