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
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I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 1, up from no. 2, knocking Elton John
from top spot.
Distinctively calm style of speaking