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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I looked down from my terrace hanging over the Thames one morning. It was low tide and there, stranded on the pebbles, was a four-legged corpse - hairless, white and bloated. Was it a calf or a sheep or a goat or a dog? I stared at it until the tide rose and washed it away. For 24 hours I was off my food. When I started eating again, I couldn't face meat - fresh or tinned. Overnight I was ...
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".
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing