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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[12/5/03, on initially thinking it crazy to release the LOTR trilogy 12 months apart] I thought people wouldn't remember what happened a year ago. But I hadn't factored that they would be so successful at the box office, and that so many people would buy the DVD and videos in between the release of each film. I had thought the whole enterprise was doomed, because of the release pattern. I'm very ...
Studied at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, when he was 18, with Sir Derek Jacobi
, and with whom he had been "desperately in love", as he confessed on Inside the Actors Studio
(1994). In an article in "The Advocate", issue dated December 11, 2001, he further explained that what he had felt for Jacobi in their youth was "a passion that was undeclared and unrequited".
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing