Sealed with a kiss

Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart attending the UK premiere of Mr Holmes
Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart attending the UK premiere of Mr Holmes

SIR Ian McKellen has taken his bromance with Sir Patrick Stewart to another level - by planting a smacker on his lips.

The pair attended the London premier of Mr Holmes, of which Sir Ian plays the lead detective, and they put on a floor show on the red carpet as they kissed.

He he did one silly thing: he refused to kiss another boy on-screen, even though it was there in the script

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Patrick’s wife, Sunny Ozell, was amused by the act, which also made fans react with delight.

The event was held at London’s ODEON Kensington cinema and featured a set that looked like the fictional detective’s Baker Street residence. Instead of a red carpet, the premiere had a long carpet that resembled a cobblestone road.

And he is not the only actor the Lord of the Rings star kissed this week, as he also locked lips with Will Smith - to prove a point, He appeared opposite the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star in 1993 movie Six Degrees of Separation, but he was amazed when re refused to kiss a bloke on screen.

He told Time Out London: “He was a charmer, and a good actor. But he did one silly thing: he refused to kiss another boy on-screen, even though it was there in the script. Which was why, at an early preview, I met him in public outside the cinema and gave him a great big kiss on the lips.”

Meanwhile, Twitter fans have been getting their Lord of the Rings characters mixed up, following the death of Christopher Lee. People have been paying tribute to Gandalf, which Sir Ian played, instead of the villain Saruman, portrayed by the late Christopher Lee.