He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with John Woodvine, Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Julian Curry, Tim Pigott-Smith, James Cairncross, Duncan Preston, and Terence Wilton in the cast. Robert Chetwyn was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I don't approve of titles. I think they get in the way. I do however approve of medals for public service, and that's how I choose to look at it.. [But] other actors said to me, 'Please we need a knighthood. Because when a knight knocks on the door of a government office, it has to open'.
Strangest career encounters usually involve avid fans who tell him that they've seen and love all the Harry Potter films.
Distinctively calm style of speaking.