He acted in Donald Howarth's play, "A Lily in Little India," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Ken Jones, Jill Bennett, and Jessie Evans in the cast.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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When I act, some people fancy me and some of them are women. There we are! What's the problem? They don't believe me when I say I am in love with a woman?...They don't believe me when I say I am a wizard? They believe me even though they know I am not. It's all nonsense. Everyone knows we are acting. [In a Reuters interview, responding to those who say that gay actors shouldn't come out because ...
"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