He wrote and performed the one man show "Acting Shakespeare" at the St. Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh, UK before touring it all over the world and adapting it for the television as Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen | Ian McKellern
6' (1.83 m)
McKellen, Denis Murray
| Sutcliffe, Margery Lois
Did You Know?
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.
Wore a prosthetic nose to play Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Distinctively calm style of speaking