Directed "A Private Matter", a new play by Ronald Mavor
- Theatre Royal, Brighton / Vaudeville Theatre, London (1973).
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
14 Interviews |
17 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
12 Magazine Cover Photos |
Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[12/5/03, about the cheering fans outside the InterContinentel Hotel, where he was staying in Wellington, New Zealand:] It's like several Christmases all come at once. They all love Gandalf, but I'm like Father Christmas in the shop. I'm not the real one.
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.