He acted in Georges Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officier," and Arnold Wesker's play, "Chips with Everything," in a Cambridge Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Julian Curry, Susan Fleetwood, Richard Morant, Trevor Peacock, John Woodnutt, Meg Wynn Owen, Jonathan Kent, and ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality. And even more difficult for a woman if she's lesbian. It's very distressing to me that that should be the case. The film industry is very old fashioned in California.
While being a guest on Jay Leno
(December 26, 2003), he said that he had not seen X-Men 2
(2003) when it opened in theaters, he only saw it when the DVD hit the stores. He then called up Bryan Singer
and asked, "Is there going to be X-Men 3?" Singer replied, "Yes". In his excitement, he got Singer six theater tickets to go see The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003). As it turned out...
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing