He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Timothy West, David Calder, Robert Eddison, Charmian Eyre, Diane Fletcher, Lucy Fleming, Stephen Greif, Paul Hardwick, Nigel Havers, Michael Howarth, James Laurenson, Trevor Martin, Richard Morant, Jeremy Nicholas, and ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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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.
Studied at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, when he was 18, with Sir Derek Jacobi
, and with whom he had been "desperately in love", as he confessed on Inside the Actors Studio
(1994). In an article in "The Advocate", issue dated December 11, 2001, he further explained that what he had felt for Jacobi in their youth was "a passion that was undeclared and unrequited".
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.