Plays 'Sorin' in "The Seagull" by Anton Chekov, first on a worldwide tour, then in residence at the New London Theatre. He performed alongside Frances Barber, Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai. The last performance of "The Seagull" was Saturday, 12th January, 2008. He played alternatively with William Gaunt (who ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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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 ...
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".
Distinctively calm style of speaking