Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen  British Actor

Ian McKellen dating history

Who is he dating right now?

According to our records, Ian McKellen is possibly single.


Ian McKellen has been in relationships with Nick Cuthell (2002 - 2003), Sean Mathias (1978 - 1987), Brian Taylor (1964 - 1972), Patrick Stewart, Rupert Everett and Greg Nickels.


Ian McKellen is a 84 year old British Actor born on 25th May, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK. His zodiac sign is Gemini

Ian McKellen has been in an on-screen matchup with Joanne Whalley in Scandal (1989).

Ian McKellen is a member of the following lists: Annie Award winners, Shakespearean actors and English film actors.


Who is Ian McKellen dating? Ian McKellen boyfriend, husband list. Help us build our profile of Ian McKellen! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Dating6 9 years 3 years 1 year
Total6 9 years 3 years 1 year


First Name Ian
Middle Name Murray
Last Name McKellen
Full Name at Birth Ian Murray McKellen
Alternative Name Sir Ian McKellan, Serena, CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
Age 84 years
Birthday 25th May, 1939
Birthplace Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Scottish, Northern Irish, and English descent...., Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing...., Distinctively calm style of speaking...., Has played the vampire in the music video "Heart" by Pet Shop Boys...., Began acting as a means of escape from mourning after his mother's death and constant bullying at school from fellow students...., Originally aspired to be a journalist....
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Gay
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Bolton School, Lancashire, UK
University [1961] St Catharine`s College, University of Cambridge (2:2 degree in English)
Occupation Text Actor, Writer, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Music Genre (Text) Gay Rights Movement, William Shakespeare plays
Year(s) Active 1959–present
Instrument (text) Grand Piano
Associated Acts Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Broadway theatre, West End theatre, Jjr Tolkien (films)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Independent Talent Group Ltd. (London)
Official Websites www.mckellen.com/, twitter.com/IanMcKellen, www.facebook.com/pages/Ian-McKellen/149264868600, http://www.mckellen.com/, www.nndb.com/people/084/000024012/, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Ian-McKellen/
Friend Monica Lewinsky, Rachel Weisz, Christopher Lee, Patrick Stewart
Associated People Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson
Favorite People Bryan Singer (director), Denis Murray McKellen (father), Geoffrey Simon (conductor), J.R.R. Tolkien, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) (mother), Patrick Stewart (actor), Paul Robeson, Peter Jackson (director), Ralph Richardson, Sean Mathias (former partner), Sir Derek Jacobi (unrequited love), Trevor Nunn (director), Wendy Hiller, William Shakespeare
Favorite Bands Ethel Merman, Joanna McGregor, Jule Styne, Lena Horne, Ludwig van Beethoven, Nina Simone, Stephen Sondheim, The Lindsay String Quartet, Vladimir Horowitz
Favorite Songs Rose's Turn
(Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim), Harrison's Clocks
(Birtwhistle), Adagio for Strings
(Barber), Dancing Queen
(ABBA), Harrison's Clocks
(Birtwhistle), Late Quartet No.13 in B flat Opus 130
(Ludwig van Beethoven), Mississippi Goddam
(Nina Simone), Rose's Turn
(Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim), Stars and Stripes Forever
(John Philip Sousa), Stormy Weather
Favorite Books A Dictionary of Flora and Fauna
Favorite Places Stratford-upon-Avon theatre festivals, Limehouse, London (residence)
Favorite Accessories Grand Piano

Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE (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.

More about Ian McKellen
Less about Ian McKellen

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Ian McKellen84 GeminiActor
Nick Cuthell-
Sean Mathias67 AriesActor
Brian Taylor-Cinematographer
Rupert Everett64 GeminiActor
Greg Nickels68 LeoPolitician
Patrick Stewart83 CancerActor


The One Note Man2023Narrator (voice)Short Film
Infinitum: Subject Unknown2021Dr. Charles Marland-WhiteMovie
Herbie2020HerbieShort Film
Cats2019Gus the Theatre CatMovie
The Good Liar2019Roy CourtnayMovie
Darrylgorn2019IanShort Film
The King and the Master Builder2019Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Meteor and the Moon2019The Moon (voice, as Sir Ian McKellen)Short Film
National Theatre Live: King Lear2018King LearMovie
All Is True2018Earl of SouthamptonMovie
Beauty and the Beast2017CogsworthMovie
Animal Crackers2017Horatio P. Huntington (voice)Movie
Edmund the Magnificent2017Narrator (voice)Short Film
Schadenfreude2016Continuity Announcer (voice)Movie
The Roof2016And Even Yet Another Fan (as Ian Mckellen)Short Film
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land2016SpoonerTV Movie
Look Back in Anger2016ColonelMovie
Mr. Holmes2015Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Dresser2015NormanTV Movie
The Power of Storytelling, with Sir Ian McKellen2015Storyteller (voice)Short Film
X-Men: Days of Future Past2014MagnetoMovie
Miss in Her Teens2014The PrologueMovie
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014GandalfMovie
George Ezra: Listen to the Man2014Sir Ian MckellenMusic Video
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition Scenes2014GandalfShort Film
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013GandalfMovie
The Wolverine2013Magneto (uncredited)Movie
Vicious2013Freddie ThornhillTV Show
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot2013Ian McKellenTV Movie
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012GandalfMovie
The Academy: Special2012MurrayTV Movie
Lady Grey London2011Short Film
Claude et Claudette2011The Voice (voice)Short Film
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation2010Narrator (voice)Short Film
Small-Time Revolutionary2010Hamish Miller (voice)Short Film
E'gad, Zombies!2010Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Egg Trick2010MagicianShort Film
The Prisoner20092, Curtis, Un-TwoTV Show
The Academy2009MurrayShort Film
King Lear2008King LearTV Movie
Stardust2007Narrator (voice)Movie
The Golden Compass2007Iorek Byrnison (voice)Movie
For the Love of God2007JackdawShort Film
Doogal2006Zebedee (voice)Movie
Flushed Away2006The Toad (voice)Movie
The Da Vinci Code2006Sir Leigh TeabingMovie
X-Men: The Last Stand2006Erik Lehnsherr, MagnetoMovie
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Rise of the Witch King2006Gandalf the Grey, Gandalf the White (voice)Unknown
Asylum2005Dr. Peter CleaveMovie
Eighteen2005Jason Anders (voice)Movie
Neverwas2005Gabriel FinchMovie
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout2005Zebedee (English version, voice)Movie
Doctor Who2005Great IntelligenceTV Show
Extras2005Ian McKellenTV Show
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth2004Gandalf (voice)Unknown
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age2004Gandalf (voice)Unknown
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003GandalfMovie
X2: X-Men United2003Eric Lehnsherr, MagnetoMovie
Churchill2003NarratorTV Show
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Gandalf (voice)Unknown
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002GandalfMovie
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Gandalf (voice)Unknown
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001GandalfMovie
X-Men2000Eric Lensherr, MagnetoMovie
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man2000Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Book That Wrote Itself1999Mr. McKellenMovie
David Copperfield1999CreakleTV Show
Family Guy1999Dr. Cecil PritchfieldTV Show
Apt Pupil1998Kurt DussanderMovie
Gods and Monsters1998James WhaleMovie
Bent1997Uncle FreddieMovie
Swept from the Sea1997Dr. James KennedyMovie
Rasputin1996Tsar Nicholas IITV Movie
Jack & Sarah1995WilliamMovie
Restoration1995Will GatesMovie
Richard III1995Richard III - Duke of GloucesterMovie
Cold Comfort Farm1995Amos StarkadderTV Movie
Live from the Lilydrome1995The PriestTV Show
I'll Do Anything1994John Earl McAlpineMovie
The Shadow1994Reinhardt LaneMovie
Heaven's a Drag1994Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)Movie
David Macaulay: Roman City1994Augustus Caesar (voice)TV Movie
Last Action Hero1993Death (as Sir Ian McKellan)Movie
Six Degrees of Separation1993GeoffreyMovie
The Ballad of Little Jo1993Percy CorcoranMovie
And the Band Played On1993Bill KrausTV Movie
Tales of the City1993Archibald Anson GiddeTV Show
Scandal1989John ProfumoMovie
Countdown to War1989Adolf HitlerTV Movie
The Simpsons1989Sir Ian McKellenTV Show
The English Programme1989MacbethTV Show
Windmills of the Gods1988ChairmanTV Show
Pet Shop Boys: Heart1988VampireMusic Video
Walter and June1986WalterTV Movie
Plenty1985Sir Andrew CharlesonMovie
Theatre Night1985IagoTV Show
The Keep1983Dr. Theodore CuzaMovie
The Scarlet Pimpernel1982ChauvelinTV Movie
Walter1982WalterTV Movie
Priest of Love1981D.H. LawrenceMovie
Macbeth1979MacbethTV Movie
Armchair Thriller1978Antony SkiplingTV Show
Arena1975NarratorTV Show
BBC2 Playhouse1973AlexanderTV Show
Country Matters1972David MastermanTV Show
Great Performances1971King LearTV Show
Edward II1970King EdwardTV Movie
Hamlet1970HamletTV Movie
Play for Today1970TV Show
The Tragedy of King Richard II1970King Richard IITV Movie
Solo1970John KeatsTV Show
Alfred the Great1969RogerMovie
Thank You All Very Much1969GeorgeMovie
The Promise1969LeonidikMovie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969LyovTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967TV Show
David Copperfield1966David CopperfieldTV Show
Jackanory1965StorytellerTV Show
BBC Play of the Month1965Captain Plume, George Tesman, RossTV Show
Sunday Out of Season1965Victor LeechTV Movie
The Wednesday Play1964WolfTV Show
The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling1963PlowdenTV Show
Coronation Street1960Mel HutchwrightTV Show
Hamlet WithinThe GhostMovie
Curtain CallJimmy ErskineMovie
Show More
Show Less

Onscreen Matchups


Posted commentsView all comments (11)

Cyprus4EverCyprus4EverJan 25, 2017


AcidQueen90AcidQueen90Jan 18, 2015

UGH so awesome!!! Gandalf and Magneto...i don't think you can get any cooler.

carrotcescaJul 27, 2014

Sir Ian is amazing! Love Gandalf!

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 16, 2013

He is and amazing actor and brought Magneto to life.

karentatertotkarentatertotJan 28, 2013

I'm such a geek, but I love all these books! You are awesome

karentatertotkarentatertotJan 28, 2013

I will always watch these movies for years, and thanks for all of your work!

dantesinfernodantesinfernoJul 8, 2009

saw sir ian live as king lear and he was wonderful.been a huge fan since i was nine...long time.xxxx

GoodDoggieGoodDoggieNov 9, 2008

Sir Ian McKellen is an excellent actor. I was greatly surprised to see him in the LOTR Trilogy, considering his age, but he was fantastic as Gandalf. :D

MinifusselMinifusselDec 15, 2007

He´s fantastic!

mitchlurvesmitchlurvesNov 27, 2007

great actor!

samanthaApr 3, 2007

i love sir ian mckellen.he is my favourite actor in the world.i admire him because he dont care what people say.I LOVE SIR IAN MCKELLEN

Join the FamousFix discussion board >>



Top Contributors for Ian McKellen

Edit Page

Help keep Ian McKellen profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with Ian McKellen to see how closely they are linked... romantically!