He played Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with John Neville, Leo McKern, James Cairncross, Christopher Hancock, Michael Crawford (played 2nd Citizen, 2nd Servingman), Roger Clissold, Dorothy Reynolds, and Richard Digby-Day in the ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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In theatre, I have been able to take parts I didn't think I could do - you have time to rehearse and learn. In movies, they want you to do what they know you can do - there isn't the time.
Was considered for the role of Judge Claude Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).
Distinctively calm style of speaking