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March 26, 2013 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Patrick Stewart is getting married. Ian McKellan will officiate.

Sir Patrick Stewart will be marrying jazz singer Sunny Ozell. Sir Ian McKellan can legally marry people in Massachusetts, where the wedding will take place.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow (91 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Make it so!
posted by Renoroc at 11:56 AM on March 26, 2013 [9 favorites]


The Rev. Sir Ian McKellen can marry me any time, man!
posted by Mister_A at 11:56 AM on March 26, 2013


It's gonna break Magneto's heart to watch Xavier marry someone else. And he has to officiate, too? That's some cold shit, X.
posted by Sokka shot first at 11:57 AM on March 26, 2013 [61 favorites]


The internet is about to explode with squee.

I may be a source of said squee.
posted by jaduncan at 11:57 AM on March 26, 2013 [11 favorites]


Why did I think Patrick Stewart was gay?
posted by desjardins at 11:57 AM on March 26, 2013 [12 favorites]


Sir Ian McKellan can legally marry people in Massachusetts

In more ways than one.
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:58 AM on March 26, 2013 [21 favorites]


Why did I think Patrick Stewart was gay?

The reams of fanfic I wrote in 1994
posted by roger ackroyd at 12:01 PM on March 26, 2013 [113 favorites]


It's worth noting that anyone can officiate a wedding in Massachusetts. The limit's something like 1 wedding/year, but there's a process to become an honorary justice of the peace. My sister officiated my wedding in 2009.
posted by explosion at 12:05 PM on March 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Why did I think Patrick Stewart was gay?

Because he's intelligent, polite, articulate and otherwise embodies all the refinements of character that in less vulgar times were considered the masculine ideal of gentility but that are now popularly dismissed as "faggy" and "weak"?

(And evidently, I've got a bit of a man-crush on him, straight or not.)
posted by saulgoodman at 12:05 PM on March 26, 2013 [41 favorites]


Sir Patrick Stewart: Still sexier, more talented, and has better friends than you.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:05 PM on March 26, 2013 [10 favorites]


As he takes his place at the ceremony, McKellen can be heard murmuring "Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Reverend Ian, Reverend Ian....".
posted by dr_dank at 12:06 PM on March 26, 2013 [7 favorites]


Why did I think Patrick Stewart was gay?

Maybe you were confusing him with McKellen? Other than that one difference, they're basically the same guy.
posted by Sys Rq at 12:06 PM on March 26, 2013


I found io9's headline about this story pretty funny.
Ian McKellan is about to marry Patrick Stewart
to Stewart's fiancee.
posted by kmz at 12:08 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Because he's intelligent, polite, articulate and otherwise embodies all the refinements of character that in less vulgar times were considered the masculine ideal of gentility but that are now popularly dismissed as "faggy" and "weak"?

You, uh, haven't seen American Dad, I take it?
posted by Sys Rq at 12:08 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh hell yes.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:12 PM on March 26, 2013


Maybe you were confusing him with McKellen? Other than that one difference, they're basically the same guy.
As awesome as he is when it comes to acting, Stewart isn't in the same league as McKellan. There's only about 5 or 6 people who are.
posted by fullerine at 12:13 PM on March 26, 2013


About time he settles down.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:17 PM on March 26, 2013


The reams of fanfic

Phrasing!
posted by zippy at 12:17 PM on March 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Why did I think Patrick Stewart was gay?

His character on Frasier and his role in Jeffrey, maybe? He's also outspoken about gay rights... he was just named PFLAG's Straight Ally of the Year.
posted by painquale at 12:18 PM on March 26, 2013 [8 favorites]


As awesome as he is when it comes to acting, Stewart isn't in the same league as McKellan. There's only about 5 or 6 people who are.

Where is this tee-ball league and how can I join??

McKellen at third base: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
posted by Think_Long at 12:24 PM on March 26, 2013 [15 favorites]


Huh, I could have swore he came out in the past few years, I would have bet real money on it, but obviously I'm wrong. I shouldn't spend so much time in the parallel universe.
posted by desjardins at 12:24 PM on March 26, 2013


OMG, that Frasier episode was sort of a rip off of an earlier Frasier episode, but still, it was laugh-out-loud hilarious!!

In another thread, someone suggested watching The Captains, and if you are a Patrick Stewart fan, you'll really enjoy his segment. He's one of those actors who can successfully pull off comedy and drama, he's got that amazing voice rivaled only by Morgan Freeman as "best narrator ever."

And McKellen?? It's a sin -- SIN -- that he didn't win an Academy Award for his work in LOTR.

I want to be invited to this wedding.
posted by MoxieProxy at 12:25 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, I was going to mention Jeffrey, in which he was superb. I thought he was gay for a while too.

If I'd only known he might be marrying me right now dammit
posted by Pallas Athena at 12:25 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have this great mental image of Patrick Stewart handing a diamond ring to Sunny Ozell and simply saying, "Engage."
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 12:25 PM on March 26, 2013 [109 favorites]


This is how I imagine Stewart, always.
posted by ikahime at 12:26 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


As awesome as he is when it comes to acting, Stewart isn't in the same league as McKellan. There's only about 5 or 6 people who are.

Where is this tee-ball league and how can I join??


I think Gary Oldman's got the sign-up sheet, but Maggie Smith makes all the real decisions.
posted by mrgoat at 12:27 PM on March 26, 2013 [16 favorites]



On their wedding night, it will be too late - he will have seen everything.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 12:27 PM on March 26, 2013 [39 favorites]


"McKellen also noted that for the civil partnership he wore 'a gown… something I bought in India that was rather fetching' but didn’t say what he might wear for Stewart’s nuptials."

I think the Gandalf robes would be appropriate.
posted by homunculus at 12:28 PM on March 26, 2013


There. Are. Four. Bridesmaids!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:30 PM on March 26, 2013 [18 favorites]


Patrick, on the ocean
Sunny, on the ocean
Patrick, his arms open
Sunny, her eyes uncovered
Patrick and Sunny, at Massachusetts
posted by googly at 12:31 PM on March 26, 2013 [32 favorites]


It had better be to Gates McFadden. If it is not to Gates McFadden, then all of my childhood vicarious dreams have truly come to naught.
posted by Flunkie at 12:32 PM on March 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


Please tell me that Wil Wheaton is going to be a flower boy or something.

(On a serious note - it is actually really lovely to see how fond he and Wil Wheaton are of each other, and how happy they are to see each other when they run into each other now.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:32 PM on March 26, 2013 [6 favorites]


Several articles point out that Stewart is twice Ozell's age. Yeah, he was 12 years ago.

I'm all for consenting adults, so good on them both.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:32 PM on March 26, 2013


wait, what's "tlhogh"?
posted by MoxieProxy at 12:32 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sunny Ozell's YouTube Channel
posted by homunculus at 12:33 PM on March 26, 2013


They need Mike Nelson and Bill Corbitt in the crowd going CEREBRO... MAGNETO... over and over again during this.

Okay, they don't actually need this, but it'd be going through my head the whole time.

It's from the X-Men RiffTrax.
posted by JHarris at 12:33 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I just hope that Stewart didn't provide the wedding cake himself.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:34 PM on March 26, 2013 [6 favorites]


I once had the pleasure of seeing both men play the lead roles in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Bath, and now this is the only way I can picture this wedding playing out.
ESTRAGON:
She should be here.
VLADIMIR:
She didn't say for sure she'd come.
ESTRAGON:
And if she doesn't come?
VLADIMIR:
We'll come back tomorrow.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [19 favorites]


The tea fountain should be spectacular.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I do not squee. But if I did it would be for this.

SQUEE!
posted by Splunge at 12:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


wait, what's "tlhogh"?

Tlhogh...is what bwings us togethawww today...
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:38 PM on March 26, 2013 [6 favorites]


I once had the pleasure of seeing both men play the lead roles in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Bath

They are apparently bringing this to New York sometime in the near future and i am going to be so there you will see two of me
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:40 PM on March 26, 2013 [6 favorites]


Oh WTF

SQUEEEEEE
posted by infini at 12:41 PM on March 26, 2013


Several articles point out that Stewart is twice Ozell's age. Yeah, he was 12 years ago.

I would have guessed that a much-younger bride would not have been old enough to see his Sejanus, but shows you what I know.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:41 PM on March 26, 2013


If only there were some alternate phrase he could use in place of "I do"...
posted by sourwookie at 12:42 PM on March 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


I might.. after deep consideration and much plating of beans.

Lets give this concept due consideration.


How's taht for a replacement to I do?
posted by infini at 12:43 PM on March 26, 2013


I think sourwookie was shooting for "Make it so."
posted by saulgoodman at 12:46 PM on March 26, 2013 [9 favorites]


I would have guessed that a much-younger bride would not have been old enough to see his Sejanus

Well, not before the third date, anyway...
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:51 PM on March 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


The wedding night is sure to involve the following phrases:

"Set Phasers to stun!"
"Beam me up!"

and, possibly:

"I'm giving her all she's got!"
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:57 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Shaka, when the walls fell" he says with a knowing smirk.
posted by Think_Long at 1:03 PM on March 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


They met at a place not too far from where I used to live, at Franny's. Which is delicious but also closing! (closed?). Which is to say, basically, sigh. (But also awww)
posted by likeatoaster at 1:07 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Shaka, when the walls fell" he says with a knowing smirk.
Jeez, I would certainly hope not! I would wish nothing less for the couple than Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.
posted by Flunkie at 1:10 PM on March 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


The wedding night is sure to involve the following phrases:

"Not yet, I'm afraid the dilithium crystals are still recharging."
posted by jaduncan at 1:12 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I want to be invited to this wedding.

It's in Massachusetts? Where?!
posted by Melismata at 1:12 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


They met at a place not too far from where I used to live, at Franny's. Which is delicious but also closing! (closed?). Which is to say, basically, sigh. (But also awww)

Just moving down the street. Quite delicious, and also awww. I keep forgetting Patrick Stewart is basically my neighbor now.
posted by mgar at 1:17 PM on March 26, 2013


desjardins, you're not alone. I, too, was firmly convinced he was gay, until I was startlingly put to rights a couple of years ago. I still have no idea how I gained that impression.
posted by KathrynT at 1:22 PM on March 26, 2013


The wedding night is sure to involve the following phrases:

Reverse the polarity of inter-corporeal hyper-magnetic integration!
Disinhibit the poly-leptonic tachyon carrier wave!
Yes! Modulate the transverse broad-band hyper-neutrino flux!

On second thought, I doubt Patrick Stewart’s phase is that inverted.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 1:24 PM on March 26, 2013


Sir Patrick Stewart is a fucking mensch. 'Nuff said.
posted by octobersurprise at 1:26 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


They are apparently bringing this to New York sometime in the near future and i am going to be so there you will see two of me

It is worth every. penny. I saw them perform the show in London (with the sublime Simon Callow), and it was magnificent. Their chemistry comes through very strongly -- just from reading the play, I hadn't realised how much love and joy there is between Didi and Gogo, even within this bleak setting. If for nothing else, I would adore the both of them for giving me such a warm, powerful reading of a play I've loved forever.

(Also, if they keep the set design the same way -- about halfway through the play I realised what it was supposed to be representing and died a little inside of the awesomeness of it.)
posted by kalimac at 1:35 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


The wedding night is sure to involve the following phrases:

Existence as you know it is over. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile.
posted by XMLicious at 1:38 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sadly, Admiral Ozell will not be there to give his daughter away.
posted by panboi at 1:45 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


She's 35. He's 72.
Easy, Sir Patrick Hefner.
posted by stormpooper at 1:48 PM on March 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


*contemplates teh RFP from a young man only 14.5 years younger again*
posted by infini at 1:50 PM on March 26, 2013


Disengage warp, full ahead on impulse.
posted by y2karl at 2:07 PM on March 26, 2013


Why did I think Patrick Stewart was gay?

Jeffrey?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:25 PM on March 26, 2013


I guess the wedding night will go something like this
posted by ymgve at 2:47 PM on March 26, 2013


I also thought he was gay. Also, usually when a wedding makes an FPP it's a gay wedding (Jim Nabors for ex.)

But yay this is also a good reason!
posted by sweetkid at 2:49 PM on March 26, 2013


It's Raining Florence Henderson: "The wedding night is sure to involve the following phrases:"

"Report to the Danger Room for a live fire excercise."

"Is this a knife I see before me?"

"Kowabunga, dude!"
posted by boo_radley at 3:18 PM on March 26, 2013


It's in Massachusetts? Where?!

Presumably not Somerville, or they'll get a horde of nerd crashers. Including me.
posted by A dead Quaker at 3:19 PM on March 26, 2013


She's 35. He's 72.
Easy, Sir Patrick Hefner.


Who cares? I'm 32 and I'd marry the hell out of Patrick Stewart. He's intelligent, sexy and interesting...Sunny is a lucky woman.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 4:01 PM on March 26, 2013 [14 favorites]


I know I'm just a hopeless fanboy, but I think it'd just be awesome if he played that little flute ditty from The Inner Light as part of the ceremony.
posted by xedrik at 4:07 PM on March 26, 2013


panboi: Sadly, Admiral Ozell will not be there to give his daughter away.

You'd think StarFleet would give him the time off. I'm sure he'll send warm greetings by subspace.
posted by dr_dank at 4:25 PM on March 26, 2013


But is she an empathic metamorph?
posted by spock at 4:33 PM on March 26, 2013


You'd think StarFleet would give him the time off. I'm sure he'll send warm greetings by subspace.

The Admiral was relieved of his command.
posted by homunculus at 4:45 PM on March 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


She's 35. He's 72.

Yeah, but to be fair, he's pretty fit for 72.
posted by Bokmakierie at 5:02 PM on March 26, 2013


I hadn't realised how much love and joy there is between Didi and Gogo, even within this bleak setting. If for nothing else, I would adore the both of them for giving me such a warm, powerful reading of a play I've loved forever.

(Also, if they keep the set design the same way -- about halfway through the play I realised what it was supposed to be representing and died a little inside of the awesomeness of it.)


I would love love love to see this, maybe I'll have to plan a trip to NYC (they wouldn't be bringing it to Toronto, would they?)

but I am really curious about the set - I've tried searching for pictures, but can't make it out - what is it representing?
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 5:32 PM on March 26, 2013


Stewart isn't in the same league as McKellan. There's only about 5 or 6 people who are.

Really? Who? Apart from Hayden Christensen, I mean?

/hamburglar
posted by nevercalm at 6:18 PM on March 26, 2013


Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher, Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris.
posted by y2karl at 6:38 PM on March 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


Mazel tov!

Even though our officiant was incredible, I am now jealous that she wasn't Ian McKellen.

And Sunny Ozell is gorgeous and talented (just looked at her website) and I hope she and Patrick Stewart will be happy.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:25 PM on March 26, 2013


She's 35. He's 72.

That guy arguing before the Supreme Court for preventing same-sex marriage will be happy to know that they might have children.
posted by XMLicious at 10:33 PM on March 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Have I squee'd enough yet? I follow @SirPatrickStew on Twitter and his pix are awesome peek into his daily life. Squee.
posted by infini at 12:52 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Things I intend to marriage one day, by Sir Ian McKellen (aged 5)

1. Aragorn, son of Arathorn DONE
2. Captain of the Starship Enterprise DONE
3. Professor X DONE AS PER #2
4. Two Loch Ness Monsters (??? note: check if exists)
5. The taste of Marmite and the flavour of cheese (THIS WILL WORK!!!)
posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:00 AM on March 27, 2013 [9 favorites]


5_13_23_42_69_666: but I am really curious about the set - I've tried searching for pictures, but can't make it out - what is it representing?

An abandoned, crumbling theater.

Also, this is Patrick Stewart's third marriage -- he has two children from his first marriage. His son played Picard's adult son in the TNG episode "The Inner Light" (AKA The One With The Flute).
posted by tzikeh at 8:03 AM on March 27, 2013


....They changed the set for a production of Godot?

I'm really surprised - I heard that the Beckett estate is really, really anal about keeping the exact set design exactly just so the way Beckett wrote it to be. How'd they get away with that?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:06 AM on March 27, 2013


How'd they get away with that?

It's still the exact set as described in the play (empty stage, tree, blah blah). But since a play takes place in a theater, they sort of of "un"-designed the stage to "reveal" the ancient, crumbling proscenium stage around them.
posted by tzikeh at 8:10 AM on March 27, 2013


Also, could everyone please learn to spell Ian McKellen correctly, with two "e"s and no "a"s in the last name? It would do my heart good.
posted by tzikeh at 8:13 AM on March 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


And finally, for those interested, here's info on Stewart and McKellen's upcoming stint on Broadway in both Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.
posted by tzikeh at 8:16 AM on March 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's still the exact set as described in the play (empty stage, tree, blah blah). But since a play takes place in a theater, they sort of of "un"-designed the stage to "reveal" the ancient, crumbling proscenium stage around them.

Now that is clever.

*begins slow clap for set designer*
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:23 AM on March 27, 2013


Now THIS is awesome news.
posted by Pradeep_Nagappa at 2:45 PM on March 27, 2013


Cerebro. Magneto.
posted by JHarris at 7:03 PM on March 27, 2013


They are o such idiotos, no?
posted by infini at 12:11 PM on March 28, 2013


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