Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith have been checking out the ball skills at Wimbledon

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Wednesday at Wimbledon, the two national treasures and famed British thespians reveled in a game of tennis.

We have long been jealous of BBF’s Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen’s friendship, but these latest pictures from the Royal Box leave us seeing that Ian and Mags are actually the real #FrienshipGoals.

Both of them look so into the quarter final singles match between Andy Murray and Sam Querry that most of the viewers at home could barely concentrate on the game itself.

McKellen has often done a bang on impression of Maggie Smith, seen on Saturday Night Live and The Graham Norton Show, and we now see that they’re friends enough for him to get away with it.

They express the whole range of the emotional spectrum in a display they could only hope to re-create on the set of one of their movies.

We will be petitioning for a split screen of the Wimbledon final and both of their reactions, please!


Related: Introducing the sexy men of Wimbledon that have impressive ball skills

Words Ifan Llewelyn



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