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
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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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.
Was offered $1.5 million by Sean Parker
to officiate at his Tolkien-themed wedding in 2013, in costume as Gandalf, but declined, saying "Gandalf doesn't do weddings".
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.