He acted in Peter Shaffer's plays, "White Liars," and "Black Comedy," t the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Dorothy Reynolds, James Bolam, Angela Scoular, Robert Flemyng, Ken Wynne, and Liz Fraser in the cast. Peter Wood was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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[on the Academy Awards] If you are trying to have a career, as a black or Hispanic actor in a state - California - where white people are now the minority, and you are being judged by an Academy where the vast majority are white, male, middle-aged and old ... well, perhaps that is the wrong yardstick. 
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".
Distinctively calm style of speaking.