Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

British actor
Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE is an English actor. His career spans seven decades, having performed in genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction.Wikipedia
BornMay 25, 1939
HometownBurnley, England
Net worth$60 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
PartnerSean Mathias
ParentsMargery Lois Sutcliffe , Denis Murray McKellen
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Madly, Deeply review: Alan Rickman’s diaries are witty, caustic – and cryptic

  • In 2014, 15 years on from Galaxy Quest, a New York film critic tried to prise a nugget out of Alan Rickman. Had he disliked his co-star Tim Allen? Rickman was much too discreet to let on, but now we have the answer. “Tim Allen has this perverse need to needle, antagonise, provoke, demoralise,” he wrote after a day on set in 1999. “Takes every opportunity to belittle.”

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Sir Ian McKellen to star in touring panto production of Mother Goose

Sir Ian McKellen has hailed “magical” pantomime after it was announced that he is to star in a touring production of Mother Goose. The acclaimed actor, 83, will play the eponymous lead role alongside comedian John Bishop as Vic Goose and actor and former Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc as the Goose.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Thank You All Very Much
Thank You All Very Much
1h 46min
1969
Miss in Her Teens
Miss in Her Teens
1h 10min
2014
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
0h 15min
2010
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man
G
0h 39min
2000
Rasputin
Rasputin
R
1h 44min
1996
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
Vicious Special
Vicious Special
2016

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
2004British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActor in a Supporting RoleThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingNominated
2004Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingWinner