He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Days of the Commune," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Greg Hicks, Alfred Molina, Bob Peck, Nickolas Grace, Mike Gwilym, Cherie Lunghi, Paola Dionisotti, Ruby Wax, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Howard Davies was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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My confidence only really peaked when I was 49 and said, "Yes, I'm gay."
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".
Distinctively calm style of speaking.