He played Claudio in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Albert Finney, Derek Jacobi, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, Ronald Pickup, Michael York, and Christopher Timothy in the ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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They didn't call it marriage, although you can call it anything you want. The one thing you cannot mention is God, that is absolutely verboten. I suppose I'm a bit mean-spirited, but I really can't see why the government couldn't just say gay people can get married - that would have been true equality and so much simpler. But that hasn't been done because they couldn't face the furore. So they've...
He was awarded the 1984 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Coriolanus".
Distinctively calm style of speaking