The Prisoner's Sir Ian McKellen: Never Getting Off TV!

By   |   November 17, 2009   |   Entertainment

TV for life! <br> credit: AMC

TV for life!
credit: AMC

Tonight is the last, heart-pounding installment of The Prisoner, starring Sir Ian McKellen as Number Two. But it won’t be the last time we see the legendary actor on our TV screens.

Sir Ian is working on a new series, The Academy, that’s currently being shopped here and in his native homeland in the U.K.

“It’s an improvised piece where I play the head master of a drama school in London that’s not doing too well,” he tells the TV DivaGal. Sir Ian making up lines on the fly? Priceless!

But it gets even better. In the series, which is being described as a mockumentary, Sir Ian won’t “play myself. I play my twin brother.” Well, if you can’t have the real one, his twin is the next best thing.

Take note, future thespians. Sir Ian’s alter identical ego won’t have any ulterior motives, at least that what he says.

“Not at all,” he replied, adding a devilish grin when I asked if his new role would be sinister.

Sounds like a little of Number Two may be popping up in Sir Ian’s next TV role after all!

Catch The Prisoner, the final night, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. on AMC.

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