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Ian McKellen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. 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 two Academy Award nominations, eight BAFTA film and TV nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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May 25, 1939 In Burnley, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Jackanory
Latest Project:
Movie Hamlet Revenant 2024
Known For
Poster of Vicious
Poster of The Prisoner
Poster of Play of the Month
Poster of Coronation Street
Movie Hamlet Revenant 2024
Series Jackanory Reader 2024
Movie Hating Peter Tatchell Self 2021-08-20
Movie On Broadway Self 2019-10-12
Movie Cats Gus, the Theatre Cat 2019-12-19
Movie The Good Liar Roy Courtnay 2019-11-08
Movie McKellen: Playing the Part Himself 2018-05-25
Movie National Theatre Live: King Lear King Lear 2018-09-27
Movie All Is True Earl of Southampton 2018-12-21
Movie The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Self 2017-03-11
Movie Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
Movie Animal Crackers Horatio P. Huntington (voice) 2017-06-23
Movie The Paul O'Grady Story Himself 2017-06-23
Movie How a Kite Flies Mr. Kite (voice) 2017-04-28
Movie The Roof And Even Yet Another Fan 2016-03-31
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Movie X-Men: Apocalypse Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Older) 2016-05-18
Movie Play the Devil: Making Richard III 2016-05-31
Movie Shakespeare on Film 2016-05-31
Movie Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Movie The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
Movie Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC Self (archive footage) 2015-11-01
Movie Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014-04-15
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
Movie X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2014-05-15
Movie The Wolverine Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (uncredited) 2013-07-23
Movie Muse of Fire Self 2013-09-26
Series Vicious Freddie Thornhill 2013-04-29
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Himself 2013-11-23
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
Movie The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin Self 2013-12-03
Movie London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
Movie Doctor Who: The Snowmen The Great Intelligence (voice) 2012-12-25
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
Movie The Betty Driver Story Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan) 2011-02-01
Movie Looking for Lowry Himself 2011-04-24
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self (archive footage) 2010-05-04
Series The Prisoner 2 / Curtis 2009-11-15
Movie King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Movie Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
Movie The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
Movie Saint of 9/11 Narrator 2006-04-27
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-02-12
Movie Doogal Zebedee (voice) 2006-02-24
Movie The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Movie X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-24
Movie Flushed Away The Toad (voice) 2006-10-22
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Eighteen Jason Anders (voice) 2005-01-01
Movie The Magic Roundabout Zebedee (voice) 2005-02-02
Movie Ringers: Lord of the Fans Self 2005-01-21
Movie Neverwas Gabriel Finch 2005-09-09
Movie Asylum Dr. Peter Cleave 2005-09-09
Movie The Hobart Shakespeareans Himself 2005-09-06
Series Doctor Who Voice of the Snowman 2005-03-26
Movie Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself 2004-07-23
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Movie X-Men: Premieres Around the World Himself 2003-02-11
Movie Émile Emile 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf 2003-12-01
Series Churchill Himself - Narrator (voice) 2003-10-08
Movie X2 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-04-27
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf 2002-12-18
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Self 2001-12-23
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Self 2001-12-09
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf 2001-12-18
Movie Now You See Him: 'The Invisible Man' Revealed! Self 2000-01-01
Movie X-Men Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
Movie Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Series David Copperfield Creakle 1999-12-25
Movie Gods and Monsters James Whale 1998-01-21
Movie Swept from the Sea Dr. James Kennedy 1998-01-23
Movie Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998-10-23
Movie A Bit Of Scarlet Narrator 1997-06-20
Movie Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II 1996-03-23
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder 1995-01-01
Movie Jack & Sarah William 1995-06-02
Movie Richard III Richard III 1995-12-29
Movie Restoration Will Gates 1995-12-29
Movie I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
Movie David Macaulay: Roman City Augustus Caesar (voice) 1994-02-15
Movie The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994-07-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie To Die For Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice) 1994-12-02
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993-08-20
Movie Last Action Hero Death 1993-06-18
Movie And the Band Played On Bill Kraus 1993-09-11
Series Tales of the City Archibald Anson Gidde 1993-09-28
Movie Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey 1993-12-08
Movie Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Movie Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Movie Zina Kronfeld 1985-11-01
Series Playing Shakespeare 1984-07-29
Movie The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
Movie Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Movie Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Movie Walter Walter 1982-11-02
Movie Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
Series Pillar of Fire Narrator 1981-11-10
Movie Macbeth Macbeth 1979-02-02
Movie The Vanishing Army 1978-11-29
Series Armchair Thriller Anthony Skipling 1978-02-21
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Playhouse 1974-03-13
Series Country Matters David Masterman 1972-08-20
Movie Edward II King Edward 1970-08-06
Movie A Touch of Love George 1969-09-01
Movie Alfred the Great Roger 1969-10-08
Movie The Promise 1969-12-01
Series David Copperfield David Copperfield 1966-01-16
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Coronation Street Unknown 1960-12-09
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18