Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen  British Actor


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


Ian McKellen is a 79 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: English male Shakespearean actors, Evening Standard Award for Best Actor winners and Empire Icon Award winners.


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First Name Ian
Middle Name Murray
Last Name McKellen
Full Name at Birth Ian Murray McKellen
Alternative Name Sir Ian McKellan, Serena
Age 79 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 Has a tattoo of the Elvish character for 9 on his upper arm
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Gay
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Bolton School, Lancashire, UK
University BA English, St Catharine`s College, University of Cambridge
Occupation Text Actor, Writer, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Year(s) Active 1959–present
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

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, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His most well known film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films.

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Ian McKellen79 GeminiActor
Patrick Stewart78 CancerActor
Nick Cuthell-
Sean Mathias62 AriesActor
Brian Taylor-Cinematographer
Rupert Everett59 GeminiActor
Greg Nickels63 Leo


Cats2019Gus The Theatre CatMovie
The Good Liar2019Roy CourtnayMovie
National Theatre Live: King Lear2018King LearMovie
All Is True2018Henry WriothesleyMovie
Beauty and the Beast2017CogsworthMovie
Animal Crackers2017Horatio P. Huntington (voice)Movie
Edmund the Magnificent2017NarratorShort Film
Schadenfreude2016Continuity Announcer (voice)Movie
The Roof2016And Even Yet Another FanShort Film
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land2016SpoonerTV Movie
Mr. Holmes2015Sherlock HolmesMovie
The Dresser2015NormanTV Movie
Artsnight2015ContributorTV Show
X-Men: Days of Future Past2014MagnetoMovie
Miss in Her Teens2014The PrologueMovie
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014GandalfMovie
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
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 Return of the King2003GandalfMovie
X-Men 22003Eric Lehnsherr, MagnetoMovie
Churchill2003NarratorTV Show
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002GandalfMovie
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001GandalfMovie
X-Men2000Eric Lensherr, MagnetoMovie
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man2000Narrator (voice)Short Film
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 IIIMovie
Cold Comfort Farm1995Amos StarkadderTV Movie
Live from the Lilydrome1995The PriestTV Show
I'll Do Anything1994John Earl McAlpineMovie
The Shadow1994Reinhardt LaneMovie
To Die For1994Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)Movie
Last Action Hero1993DeathMovie
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
Windmills of the Gods1988ChairmanTV Show
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
A Performance of Macbeth1979MacbethTV Movie
Arena1975NarratorTV Show
BBC2 Playhouse1974AlexanderTV 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
Armchair Thriller1967Antony SkiplingTV Show
David Copperfield1966David CopperfieldTV Show
Jackanory1965ReaderTV 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
Late Night DramaTV Show
Hamlet RevenantMovie
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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

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