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I thought I’d had my turn, folks. Thank you very, very much indeed.

Best award I ever got until now was British Actors Equity, who gave me an award for Best Supporting Actor in the West End about 40 years ago. [laughter] There was money involved. They actually gave you a check. [laughter] Come on, Screen Actors Guild! Next year maybe… [laughter]

I owe this to one man, Peter Jackson, the director who invited me to try and impersonate the icon of Gandalf, and his trust. And the wonderful people he got together to support him in New Zealand—the actors, so many of them here tonight, and the crew. And to him and to SAG, many, many thanks.

[applause]