He acted in Peter Shaffer's plays, "White Liars," and "Black Comedy," at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Dorothy Reynolds, James Bolam, Angela Scoular, Robert Flemyng, Ken Wynne, and Liz Fraser in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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It may be my rather puritanical upbringing at odds with my inborn laziness that makes me feel guilty at the end of the day, unless I am able to point at some achievement. But this need be no more impressive than cooking a meal or going for a long walk.
When he appeared on "Desert Island Discs" (the long-running BBC radio program that asks prominent people what eight pieces of music they would take to a deserted island), the pieces he chose were: 1. "Stars and Stripes Forever" (John Philip Sousa
) performed by Vladimir Horowitz
; 2. Part of "Adagio for Strings" (Barber) performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Simon; 3. Part ...
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing