He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Days of the Commune," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Greg Hicks, Alfred Molina, Bob Peck, Nickolas Grace, Mike Gwilym, Cherie Lunghi, Paola Dionisotti, Ruby Wax, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I am encouraged by the theatricality of [J.R.R. Tolkien
's] readings - full of rhythm and humor and characterization. Without question Gandalf is like Tolkien but then so, I suspected, are Frodo and Aragorn.
Was Head boy at Bolton School.
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing