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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I looked down from my terrace hanging over the Thames one morning. It was low tide and there, stranded on the pebbles, was a four-legged corpse - hairless, white and bloated. Was it a calf or a sheep or a goat or a dog? I stared at it until the tide rose and washed it away. For 24 hours I was off my food. When I started eating again, I couldn't face meat - fresh or tinned. Overnight I was ...
Won Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for originating the role of Antonio Salieri
in "Amadeus". He was nominated in the same category in 1984 for "Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare".
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing