London, Jun 28 : 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.