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A students' union has erected the best plaque dedicated to Ian McKellen's visit

What a day it was.

mckellan Source: @IanMcKellen Twitter

LORD OF THE Rings legend, friend of Patrick Stewart and all round sound man Ian McKellen is known for many things.

But in the Liverpool Student’s Union this week, they’ve commemorated a particularly special sighting of him, and one of his great recent performances:

As The Tab reports, the actor was in The Liverpool Guild of Students last Friday to give a talk on LGBTQ rights.

And it was just before the speech that the jacket potato incident took place.

Much to the pride of the student body

It was less than a week ago, so the plaque getting put up this quickly shows what a seismic event we’re dealing with here.

As The Tab noted, the talk was put on by the LGBT+ Society, and included some great McKellen anecdotes:

He explained that people in the LGBT+ community are constantly having to come out, and told an anecdote of a taxi man asking him if he had any grandchildren, to which he had to explain that he was gay, to his surprise the taxi man said he was also gay. Sir Ian then said, “It’s my fault for assuming all taxi drivers are gay!”

The plaque has been erected on the exact table where he sat

A fitting tribute to what sounded like a great visit

Now they can remember it forever thanks to the plaque.

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