Appeared in "Chip In The Sugar" by Alan Bennett
- Theatre Royal Haymarket, London (1990).
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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It wasn't exactly a mistake, but if there's anything I regret, it's probably having disguised my own native accent. Actors of my generation all tended to speak RP [received pronunciation]. Of course, it's all different now and drama students are encouraged to keep their regional accents and be able to do RP when required. Even at the BBC these days there's no standardised accent, and I rather ...
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1979 for his services to drama.