Okay, so we already knew that this man was awesome enough to play Gandalf. But what is this? Added awesome?

Sir Ian is basically going around schools in Britain and saying, “Do you know gay people? No? Well now you do!” In a school system rife with homophobia (sound familiar here, anyone?) Sir Ian is trying to put forth to students that no, not all gay people are scarey, no, they don’t all look like Alan Carr, and yes, he has just as great of an accent as we thought he did.

Actually I made that last bit up, but you get what I mean.

3 cheers for Gandalf! Always savin’ the day.