He played Pierre in Thomas Otway's play, Venice Preserv'd in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Jane Lapotaire, Brewster Mason, Michael Pennington, Stephanie Beacham, Edward De Souza, and Hugh Paddick in the cast. Peter Gill was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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In theatre, I have been able to take parts I didn't think I could do - you have time to rehearse and learn. In movies, they want you to do what they know you can do - there isn't the time.
He was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 1991 Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to drama.
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.