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Ian McKellen


Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil engineer. He is of Scottish, Northern Irish, and English descent. During his early childhood, his parents moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan. It was in this small town that young Ian... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Animal Crackers (filming)
Horatio P. Huntington (voice)
 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 Amy Foster
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, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Paul Hardwick, John Byron, Neil Stacy, Terence Wilton, Richard Morant, Andrew Robertson, Nigel Lambert, Amanda Reiss, and Wynne Clark in the cast. Richard Cottrell was ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 14 Interviews | 16 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I act, some people fancy me and some of them are women. There we are! What's the problem? They don't believe me when I say I am in love with a woman?...They don't believe me when I say I am a wizard? They believe me even though they know I am not. It's all nonsense. Everyone knows we are acting. [In a Reuters interview, responding to those who say that gay actors shouldn't come out because ... See more »

Trivia:

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". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with 'Peter Jackson', 'Patrick Stewart' and Andy Serkis See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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