He played the Voice of the Genie in Martin Duncan and David Ultz's pantomime, "A Night in Old Peking," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Simon Cadell, James Bolam, Anita Dobson, Martin Duncan, Susan Cox, Bob Critchley, Robert Hickson, Ian Bartholomew, Bob Goody, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Selina Cadell, ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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My confidence only really peaked when I was 49 and said, "Yes, I'm gay."
Like his The Da Vinci Code
(2006) character, Sir Leigh Teabing, he has been knighted. As such, prior to being cast, he spotted two errors in the book's portrayal of Knighthood. Knights neither receive ID badges nor are granted any of the special privileges Teabing demands as a result of Knighthood.