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McKellen: Playing the Part (2017)

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Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen.

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Joe Stephenson

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Credited cast:
Ian McKellen ... Self
Frances Barber
Adam Brown
Scott Chambers ... Ian McKellen
Penny Clapcott Penny Clapcott ... Her Majesty's Smallest Subject
Luke Evans
David Foxxe David Foxxe
Sean Mathias Sean Mathias ... Tyrone Guthrie
Milo Parker ... Young Ian McKellen
Edward Petherbridge
Martin Sherman Martin Sherman
Malcolm Sinclair
Morgan Watkins ... Fairground Worker
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Colleen Dewhurst ... Self (archive footage)
Lynn Redgrave ... Self (archive footage)
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Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen.

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Taglines:

Theatre actor. Film star. Political activist. Inspirational teacher.


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Could Have Been Much Better
8 March 2020 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

It's an OK self-look at the actor.

Who knows what part is true and what part isn't, since it's essentially a verbal memoir of an actor who admits he's always playing a part that's not really himself.

The film is peppered with gay agenda stuff which puts an additional damper on the festivities (and clearly adds to the positive reviews here). It's also really slow going.

This part is particularly phony since being gay was illegal in England and McKellen acts as if i was no big deal and he didnt have to go out of his way to hide it.

I suspect he's a far more interesting man than this slow, laborious gayumentary portrays.

Too bad no one thought of showing that side.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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$42,160
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