British actor SIR Ian McKellen made a surprise cameo appearance on a London stage on Saturday night (20DEC03) - and nobody noticed.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star was at the capital's THEATRE ROYAL DRURY LANE watching musical ANYTHING GOES when he decided to don a costume and join the cast onstage to perform song BLOW GABRIEL BLOW.

Delighted producer NICK SALMON says, "I haven't discussed if he wants to get into musicals. It would be nice if this was the first appearance of many."

23/12/2003 14:11