Sir Ian McKellen mistaken for Gogo

Veteran actor mistaken for homeless man in recent Beckett production

As the successful West End production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot relocates to Melbourne, Sir Ian McKellen has been mistaken for a homeless man outside the theatre. The Metro newspaper has featured the story:
The 70-year-old thespian had been rehearsing the Samuel Beckett play Waiting For Godot in Melbourne, Australia.

During a break, a passer-by approached him as he sat in his tramp costume and put an Australian dollar in his hat.

"During the dress rehearsal of Godot, I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet (and) seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, 'Need some help, brother?' and put a dollar in my hat," he tweeted.

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