He acted in Christopher Marlowe's play, "Edward II," and William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Timothy West, Robert Eddison, Diane Fletcher, Paul Hardwick, James Laurenson, Trevor Martin, and Peggy Thorpe-Bates in the cast. Richard ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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When I act, some people fancy me and some of them are women. There we are! What's the problem? They don't believe me when I say I am in love with a woman?...They don't believe me when I say I am a wizard? They believe me even though they know I am not. It's all nonsense. Everyone knows we are acting. [In a Reuters interview, responding to those who say that gay actors shouldn't come out because ...
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1979 for his services to drama.