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Ian McKellen


Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 The Wolverine
Magneto (uncredited)
 2007 Stardust
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 2006 Flushed Away
The Toad (voice)
 2006 Doogal
Zebedee (voice)
 2006 Displaced (voice)
 2005 Eighteen
Jason Anders (voice)
 2005 Sprung! The Magic Roundabout
Zebedee (English version, voice)
 2003 Emile
Emile
 1997 Swept from the Sea
Dr. James Kennedy
 1995 Restoration
Will Gates
 1995 Jack & Sarah
William
 1994 Heaven's a Drag
Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)
 1994 I'll Do Anything
John Earl McAlpine
 1993 The Ballad of Little Jo
Percy Corcoran
 1985 Plenty
Sir Andrew Charleson
 1985 Zina
Kronfeld
 1969 The Promise
Leonidik
 1969/I Alfred the Great
Roger
 1969 Thank You All Very Much
George Matthews
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, John Woodvine, Marilyn Taylerson, and Michael Williams in the cast. John Barton and Trevor Nunn were directors. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 14 Interviews | 17 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I think it's one thing to declare your sexuality, if you care about what that is. It's another thing to start talking in public about what you do in private and who you do it with. It's not that they [my significant others] don't want to be identified as gay, but that they don't want to be identified as ... with me. See more »

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Originally aspired to be a journalist. See more »

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Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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