Ian McKellan and One Direction were on the Graham Norton Show together for some reason, and it was adorable. Graham Norton is like Andy Cohen, only better. He gets celebrities in the same room together and gets them to be totally genuine, funny and likable in a way that is very rare on television. Because of this genius, we know now that the legendary Sir Ian McKellan is a One Direction fan.

Harry Styles also admitted that he once watched all three Lord of the Rings movies (in which McKellan stars) in one day while home from school, which prompts a cuddling session between the two. McKellan is even wearing a One Direction t-shirt. Watch out, Patrick Stewart—Gandalf has a new bestie.

[via YouTube]