He played Kent in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear" in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England and Tour with Brian Cox (Lear), Peter Jeffrey, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Susan Engel, Clare Higgins, Eve Matheson, Richard O'Callaghan, Mark Strong, David Bradley, Sam Beazley, Bruce Purchase, and...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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[at a reunion, to observer Michael Fassbender
] I just want to say how lovely it is to be back in California. I feel safe here now that you've got rid of Proposition 8. I'm looking for a husband. It's great to meet you Michael.
Has played cult characters in two of the biggest franchises; he played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Magneto in the X-Men film series.
Distinctively calm style of speaking