Ian McKellen to officiate at Patrick Stewart’s wedding, and has performed civil partnership ceremonies
Speaking on ITV’s the Jonathan Ross Show, of working together with Patrick Stewart on the upcoming X-Men film, Sir Ian said: ”I’m going to marry Patrick. I am going to officiate at his wedding.”
When asked how he is legally allowed to officiate the ceremony he responded: “I don’t know, but in Massachusetts, in the middle of America somewhere, you get a friend along, and I read out the words, and Sunny [Ozell] and Patrick will then be married.
“I’ve done it once before with two guys having a civil partnership. I was crying my eyes out,” he continued. He asked: “What do you wear when you officiate at a wedding?”, saying that the last time, he wore “a white gown which I bought in India. You mustn’t upstage the bride.”