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Gandalf approves

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Nov 28, 2001 | 11:02am EST

Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, has seen a completed print of the movie and has pronounced it "entrancing."

The redoubtable Shakespearian actor, who won numerous acting awards and nominations for his performances in such films as 1998's Gods and Monsters and 1995's Richard II as well as the HBO production of Rasputin in 1996, writes on his website that the movie moves along at such a pace that it becomes "the film equivalent of "not being able to put it down till I'd finished."

Finally, he concludes, "Everything on screen honors Tolkien's imagination and cinematically matches it."

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