He played Giovanni in John Ford's play, "Tis Pity She's A Whore," in an Actors' Company production at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England with Felicity Kendall, Robert Eddison, Juan Moreno, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Middlemass, Tenniel Evans, Robin Ellis, John Tordoff, Ronnie Stevens, Jack Shepherd, Matthew ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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In theatre, I have been able to take parts I didn't think I could do - you have time to rehearse and learn. In movies, they want you to do what they know you can do - there isn't the time.
Has worked with two Faramirs. Prior to appearing in the Lord of the Rings films with David Wenham
, he appeared in the film Plenty
(1985), with Andrew Seear
. Seear played Faramir in the BBC radio adaptation, opposite Ian Holm
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing