Sir Ian McKellen takes up Thai kickboxing at the age of 69

June 28th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jun 28 (ANI): English stage and screen actor Sir Ian McKellen has taken up Thai kickboxing at the age of 69.

The Lord Of The Rings star is having a 50 pounds-an-hour personal training session in Thai kickboxing.

The actor has also done cardio and resistance workouts in a posh East London gym.

“His trainer really puts him through his paces and Sir Ian recently started doing Thai boxing-style moves which are really good for toning and general fitness, the Daily Mirror quoted an insider, as saying.

Sir Ian’s next film is The Colossus - based on a novel called Manly Pursuits. (ANI)

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