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Ian McKellen

Name:
Ian McKellen

Age:
79

Date of Birth:
May 25, 1939

Place of Birth:
Burnley, Lancashire, England

Occupation:
Actor

Spouse:
Brian Taylor (1964–1972),Sean Mathias (1978–1988)

Years active:
1959–present

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Ian McKellen - Summary Details

Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations.

McKellen's career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. The BBC states that his "performances have guaranteed him a place in the canon of English stage and film actors". A recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK, McKellen is regarded as a British cultural icon. He started his professional career in 1961 at the Belgrade Theatre as a member of their highly regarded repertory company. In 1965, McKellen made his first West End appearance. In 1969, he was invited to join the Prospect Theatre Company to play the lead parts in Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II, and he firmly established himself as one of the country's foremost classical actors. In the 1970s, McKellen became a stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He achieved worldwide fame for his film roles, including the titular King in Richard III (1995), James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998), Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1979 Birthday Honours, was knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality in the 2008 New Year Honours. He has been openly gay since 1988, and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide. He was made a Freeman of the City of London in October 2014....

Ian McKellen Articles on Girl.com.au

Ian McKellen - Return of the King

Prior to our interview in a Los Angeles hotel room, Sir Ian McKellen had been interviewed by the religious press and seemed a bit exasperated when they suggested that...
https://www.girl.com.au/ian_mckellen_lord_of_rings.htm

Hugh Jackman X-Men: Days of Future Past

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
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Peter Jackson The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone.
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X Men: The Last Stand, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Romijm & Brett Ratner

Finally the speculation can end. X Men 3 The Last Stand is here and fans will not be disappointed. Not only have Wolverine, Storm, Jean and Scott all returned for a...
https://www.girl.com.au/xmen-the-last-stand-interview1.htm

X Men: The Last Stand, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Romijm & Brett Ratner

Finally the speculation can end. X Men 3 The Last Stand is here and fans will not be disappointed. Not only have Wolverine, Storm, Jean and Scott all returned for a...
https://www.girl.com.au/xmen-the-last-stand-interview2.htm

LOR: The Fellowship of the Ring

Set in mythic pre-historic times, a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a magic ring from his adoptive father Bilbo. Wise to the powers that the magic ring...
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Matthew Vaughn X-Men First Class

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were...
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