Separated at birth

With his flowing white robes, wind-blown, snowy locks and enormous weapon, Sir Ian McKellen cut a dash as the personification of Tolkien’s epic wizard hero Gandalf. But there is more to life than chasing rings, which is why McKellen has swapped his hood and cape for a sharp suit, briefcase and sheaf of legal files. In the guise of Linklaters Paris head Thierry Vassogne, McKellen has swooped to the top of Mergermarket’s table for French corporate deals. What a wizard performance.