He played the Page Boy in the play, "Ruling the Roost," in an Actors' Company production at the Wimbledon Theatre in Wimbledon, London, England with John Woodvine, Sheila Reid, Caroline Blakiston, and Paola Dionisotti in the cast. Richard Cottrell was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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In theatre, I have been able to take parts I didn't think I could do - you have time to rehearse and learn. In movies, they want you to do what they know you can do - there isn't the time.
"The Bells of Hell Go Ting-a-ling-a-ling" (with Gregory Peck
) in 1966 would have been his feature film debut but for the hostile snowy Swiss location weather. The production, a World War I film with a script by Roald Dahl
to be directed by David Miller
, was abandoned after 5 weeks filming.
Rich yet flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing