It’s been a rough week for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But one man’s loss is another person’s gain. Johnson resigned last week as leader of the Conservative Party, though he’s keeping the PM seat warm until a successor is named.Who could lead Great Britain out of its inflation tailspin with charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent?

Eleven hopefuls have already thrown their names into the ring, but we’ve got five queer contenders to spice up the proceedings.He’s already been knighted, served as headmaster of Hogwarts and wizard of Middle-earth — what better qualifications to continue the 300-year legacy of the British Prime Minister?

At 83 years old, Ian McKellen has seen his share of ups and downs, and nobody could captivate the house of Parliament like the Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor.