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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I'm a snob about standards. But I don't find anything odd at all in being known for playing Gandalf. I couldn't be happier about it. Other people tend to get snobbish on my behalf. 'It must be dreadful to always be thought of as Gandalf', they say. Well I can't always be thought of as Richard III.
The original Lord of the Rings books, and X-Men comics, both feature a character named Sauron, and a book entitled "The Return of the King". The X-Men graphic novel "The Return of the King" is, appropriately, about the return of Magneto.
Distinctively calm style of speaking