He acted in August Strindberg's play, "Dance of Death," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Frances De La Tour and Owen Teale in the cast. Sean Mathias 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'.
Had Maggie Smith
play his mother in Richard III
(1995), and then played her on an episode of "Saturday Night Live". In the BBC Radio production of "Goldfinger", he worked with her real son, Toby Stephens
. Smith's former husband, Sir Robert Stephens
, also played Aragorn in the BBC Radio version of "The Lord of the Rings".