He acted in Aleksei Arbuzoff and Signora Nicolaeff's play, "The Promise," at the Fortune Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench and Bryan Hunt in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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[12/5/03, on initially thinking it crazy to release the LOTR trilogy 12 months apart] I thought people wouldn't remember what happened a year ago. But I hadn't factored that they would be so successful at the box office, and that so many people would buy the DVD and videos in between the release of each film. I had thought the whole enterprise was doomed, because of the release pattern. I'm very ...
He used the phrase "old friend" in both the X-Men film series and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In both cases (to Christopher Lee
as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Patrick Stewart
as Xavier in X-Men) it is said to an ally who has become a nemesis and "old friend" is said mockingly.
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.