He played Claudio in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Albert Finney, Derek Jacobi, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, Ronald Pickup, Michael York, and Christopher Timothy in the ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I often get mistaken for 'Dumbledore'. One wizard is very much like another.
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