Hey, how’s this for an idea? Get two older classically trained knighted actors, most well-known for such iconic roles as Claudius in “I, Claudius”, Magneto in the first three Xmen movies, countless adaptations of various Shakespeare productions, and, of course, GANDALF, who also happen to have been good friends for over half a century. Throw them in a cozy British home with not much more information other than that they have been gay lovers for 49 years, and say “be HYSTERICAL”.
To us lesser mortals, that probably would be a challenge. To Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, however, it’s a piece of cake.