He played Kent in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear" in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England and Tour with Brian Cox (Lear), Peter Jeffrey, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Susan Engel, Clare Higgins, Eve Matheson, Richard O'Callaghan, Mark Strong, David Bradley, Sam Beazley, Bruce Purchase, and...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
At 74 years old, he is the oldest actor to be cast in the role of Sherlock Holmes.
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.