He's a Rocket Man! Sir Ben Kingsley goes over the top as he transforms into Sir Elton John for Lip Sync Battle
He's a knight of the realm, a Shakespearean actor and an Oscar winner
And Sir Ben Kingsley obviously also has a keen sense of humour.
The 72-year-old Brit poured his heart and soul into his performance as Sir Elton John singing Rocket Man for Spike's Lip Sync Battle, which returns for season three on Wednesday.
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Gotta love his sense of humour: Sir Ben Kingsley poured his heart into his rendition of Sir Elton John singing Rocket Man for Spike's Lip Sync Battle, back for season three on Wednesday
A clip of the show that E News posted on Monday showed the veteran star in a metallic silver, sleeveless jumpsuit with a towering stand-up collar in silver, blue and red stripes that had models of the planets sticking out of the top.
He teamed it with a silver metal skull cap and rocked silver platform boots.
Like Sir Elton, he wore round glasses with silver frames to complete his way-out, glitzy ensemble as he sat at a white grand piano, pretending to bash out the 1972 hit.
So OTT: The 72-year-old knight of the realm and Oscar winner wore an outrageous costume as he sat at a white sparkly grand piano
Channelling Sir Elton: The Brit didn't let his experience as a Shakespearean actor stop him donning a silver, sleeveless jumpsuit with a towering stand-up collar in silver, blue and red
Showing off his Oscar winning chops: The Gandhi star looked every inch the iconic pop star in his most flamboyant days in the 1970s and 80s
A smoke machine and dancers dressed as stars added to the rock concert effect.
And Sir Ben looked every inch the iconic pop star in his most flamboyant days in the 1970s and 80s.
His Lip Sync opponent John Cho, who was dressed as a cowboy, could only marvel - and laugh - as he stood on the side watching.
That's one bad hat: His Lip Sync opponent John Cho, who was dressed as a cowboy, could only marvel - and laugh - as he stood on the side clapping
Home on the range: The 44-year-old performed with a host of scantily clad cowgirls
The clip didn't reveal who won the battle.
Viewers will have to wait until Wednesday to find out.
Others booked to show off their talents in season three include Orange Is The New Black stars Uzo Aduba, Ruby Rose, Laverne Cox and Samira Wiley; Jay Leno, comedian Wanda Sykes and actress America Ferrera.
That's more like it: Sir Ben looked his usual suave self in a black tuxedo when the Friars Club honoured Martin Scorsese at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on September 21
Beautiful plumage: Sir Elton John at his flamboyant best in a 1972 episode of The Muppets
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