He acted in Aleksei Arbuzov and Signora Nicolaeff's play, "The Promise (My Poor Marat)," at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Judi Dench and Ian McShane in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I've had enough of being a gay icon! I've had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career's taken off. I want a quiet life. I'm going back into the closet. But I can't get back into the closet, because it's absolutely jam-packed full of other actors.
While being a guest on Jay Leno
(December 26, 2003), he said that he had not seen X-Men 2
(2003) when it opened in theaters, he only saw it when the DVD hit the stores. He then called up Bryan Singer
and asked, "Is there going to be X-Men 3?" Singer replied, "Yes". In his excitement, he got Singer six theater tickets to go see The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003). As it turned out...
Distinctively calm style of speaking