He acted in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World," and Ronald Hingley adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Wood Demon," in an Actors' Company production at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Caroline Blakiston, Robert Eddison, Marian Diamond, Robin Ellis, Paola Dionisotti, Tenniel Evans, Sharon Duce, ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I like fantasy movies, I like musicals, I like variety shows, I like Tony Bennett
- it's all the same to me. The fact that some things are more popular than others doesn't make them better, and it certainly doesn't make them worse.
Before performing the role of Gandalf, he listened to a recording of J.R.R. Tolkien
reading Gandalf lines from the novel. He used this as a base for creating the character, and imitated the accent used by Tolkien in the recording.
Distinctively calm style of speaking