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English actor

Ian McKellen is ...

Alive
Born 25 May 1939 in Burnley
Age80 years
Correction?
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Ian McKellen at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International.

About Ian McKellen

Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received nominations for two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards and four BAFTAs. He achieved worldwide fame for his film roles, including the titular King in Richard III (1995), James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998), Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. The BBC states that his "performances have guaranteed him a place in the canon of English stage and film actors". A recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK, McKellen is regarded as a British cultural icon. He started his professional career in 1961 at the Belgrade Theatre as a member of their highly regarded repertory company. In 1965, McKellen made his first West End appearance. In 1969, he was invited to join the Prospect Theatre Company to play the lead parts in Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II, and he firmly established himself as one of the country's foremost classical actors. In the 1970s, McKellen became a stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1979 Birthday Honours, was knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality in the 2008 New Year Honours. He has been openly gay since 1988, and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide. He was awarded Freedom of the City of London in October 2014.

He is also known as Sir Ian Murray McKellen and Ian Murray McKellen.

Films

Ian McKellen has worked on the following films:

X-Men: The Last Stand
2006 superhero film
2006
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 film directed by Peter Jackson
2001
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2014 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson
2014
X-Men
2000 American superhero film directed by Bryan Singer
2000
The Da Vinci Code
2006 American mystery thriller film
2006
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2012 film directed by Peter Jackson
2012
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2013 epic fantasy adventure film
2013
X2
2003 superhero film
2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2002 film directed by Peter Jackson
2002
Apt Pupil
1998 film by Bryan Singer
1998
Stardust
2007 British romance fantasy film
2007
Cats
2019 film by Tom Hooper
2019
The Shadow
1994 film by Russell Mulcahy
1994
Mr. Holmes
2015 film starring Ian McKellen as a retired Sherlock Holmes
2015
Richard III
1995 film by Richard Loncraine
1995
The Keep
1983 film by Michael Mann
1983
And the Band Played On
1993 film by Roger Spottiswoode
1993
Animal Crackers
2016 film by Tony Bancroft
2016
Gods and Monsters
1998 film by Bill Condon
1998
The Scarlet Pimpernel
1982 film by Clive Donner
1982
Scandal
1989 film by Michael Caton-Jones
1989
Swept from the Sea
1997 film by Beeban Kidron
1997
Restoration
1995 historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman
1995
The Ballad of Little Jo
1993 film by Maggie Greenwald
1993
Six Degrees of Separation
1993 film by Fred Schepisi
1993
I'll Do Anything
1994 film by James L. Brooks
1994
Alfred the Great
1969 film by Clive Donner
1969
Asylum
2005 drama film directed by David Mackenzie
2005
Cold Comfort Farm
film of english novel
1995
Neverwas
2005 Canadian-American fantasy drama film
2005
Bent
1997 film by Sean Mathias
1997
The Good Liar
2019 film by Bill Condon
2019
Jack and Sarah
1995 film by Tim Sullivan
1995
Priest of Love
1981 film by Christopher Miles
1981
Plenty
1985 film by Fred Schepisi
1985
Zina
1986 film by Ken McMullen
1986
Emile
2003 film by Carl Bessai
2003
Countdown to War
1989 film by Patrick Lau
1989
The Book That Wrote Itself
1999
The Promise
1969 film by Michael Hayes
1969
Displaced
2006
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
2017 documentary film by Jennifer M. Kroot
2017
Doogal
2006 film
2006