He acted in Aleksei Arbuzoff and Signora Nicolaeff's play, "The Promise," at the Fortune Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench and Bryan Hunt in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.
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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.
He used the phrase "old friend" in both the X-Men film series and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In both cases (to Christopher Lee
as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Patrick Stewart
as Xavier in X-Men) it is said to an ally who has become a nemesis and "old friend" is said mockingly.
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing