SIR Ian McKellen feels sure he has more in common with Lord Of The Rings wizard GANDALF than simply playing him on the big screen - he also thinks the fantasy icon is gay.
The British thespian admits he has nothing to back up his theory, but he's convinced Bilbo Baggins' buddy was a homosexual.
He explains, "His wife is never mentioned, and he's 7,000 years old. He must have had some experience with sex."