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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

British actor
Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil engineer and lay preacher. He is of Scottish, Northern Irish, and English descent.Wikipedia
BornMay 25, 1939
HometownBurnley, England
Net worth$60 million
Height6'0" (1.83m)
PartnerSean Mathias
ParentsMargery Lois Sutcliffe, Denis Murray McKellen
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Videos

Sir Ian Mckellen was asked on the DLR if he was Michael Gambon's ghost

The legendary actor had viewers of The Graham Norton Show in stitches with his anecdote of mistaken identity. One fan didn't believe him when he said he was Ian McKellen.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Churchill
Churchill
3h 8min
2003
Thank You All Very Much
Thank You All Very Much
1h 46min
1969
Hamlet
Hamlet
1h 57min
2024
Hamlet Within
Hamlet Within
1h 26min
2023
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
0h 15min
2010
Neverwas
Neverwas
PG-13
1h 42min
2005
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man
G
0h 39min
2000
Countdown to War
Countdown to War
1h 18min
1989
Pillar of Fire
Pillar of Fire
0h 50min
1981
Infinitum: Subject Unknown
Infinitum: Subject Unknown
1h 26min
2021
Hating Peter Tatchell
Hating Peter Tatchell
1h 31min
2021
Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers
1h 34min
2020
The Good Liar
The Good Liar
R
1h 49min
2019
McKellen: Playing the Part
McKellen: Playing the Part
1h 32min
2018

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2016British Academy of Film & Television ArtsSupporting ActorThe DresserNominated
2010Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe PrisonerNominated
2009Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieKing Lear (2008 film)Nominated
2004Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingWinner
2004British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActor in a Supporting RoleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingNominated
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