He acted in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World," and Ronald Hingley adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Wood Demon," in an Actors' Company production at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Caroline Blakiston, Robert Eddison, Marian Diamond, Robin Ellis, Paola Dionisotti, Tenniel Evans, Sharon Duce, ...
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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.
Ranked #45 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
Distinctively calm style of speaking.