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Ian McKellen

1939-05-25 Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

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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.


Infinitum: Subject Unknown Dr. Charles Marland-White 2021-08-06
On Broadway Self 2021-08-20
Hating Peter Tatchell Self 2020-08-06
Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU 2020-06-11
Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet 2020-04-05
The Good Liar Roy Courtnay 2019-11-08
Cats Gus, the Theatre Cat 2019-12-19
All Is True Earl of Southampton 2018-12-21
National Theatre Live: King Lear King Lear 2018-09-27
McKellen: Playing the Part Himself 2018-05-25
How a Kite Flies Mr. Kite (voice) 2017-04-28
Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
The Paul O'Grady Story Himself 2017-06-23
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Himself 2017-03-11
Animal Crackers Horatio P. Huntington (voice) 2017-06-23
Edmund the Magnificent Narrator 2017-01-01
Play the Devil: Making Richard III 2016-05-31
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land Spooner 2016-12-15
Shakespeare on Stage, Screen and Elsewhere with Ian McKellen 2016-05-31
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
The Roof And Even Yet Another Fan 2016-03-31
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Shakespeare on Film 2016-05-31
The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
X-Men: Unguarded Self 2015-07-14
Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014-04-15
X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2014-05-15
X-Men: Reunited Himself 2014-11-14
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
The Egg Trick Magician 2013-06-21
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Himself 2013-11-23
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
The Wolverine Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (uncredited) 2013-07-23
The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin Self 2013-12-03
Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Doctor Who: The Snowmen The Great Intelligence (voice) 2012-12-25
London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
The Betty Driver Story Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan) 2011-02-01
Looking for Lowry Himself 2011-04-24
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation Narrator (voice) 2010-06-25
Small-Time Revolutionary Hamish Miller (voice) 2010-07-22
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Self (archive footage) 2010-05-04
Theatreland Himself 2009-01-01
King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Spisok korabley (archive footage) 2008-04-22
Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007-12-04
X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy Self 2006-10-02
Saint of 9/11 Narrator 2006-04-27
The Two Towers: Behind the Scenes Self 2006-08-29
X-Men: The Last Stand - Production Diaries Self (uncredited) 2006-10-02
Flushed Away The Toad (voice) 2006-10-22
The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Doogal Zebedee (voice) 2006-02-24
X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-24
The Magic Roundabout Zebedee (voice) 2005-02-02
Ringers: Lord of the Fans 2005-01-21
Eighteen Jason Anders (voice) 2005-01-01
Asylum Dr. Peter Cleave 2005-09-09
Neverwas Gabriel Finch 2005-09-09
The Hobart Shakespeareans Himself 2005-09-06
Peter Tatchell: Just Who Does He Think He Is? 2004-03-27
Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself 2004-07-23
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf 2003-12-01
Émile Emile 2003-01-01
The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 Himself 2003-11-25
The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision Himself 2003-12-26
X-Men: The Uncanny Suspects Himself 2003-02-11
X-Men: Premieres Around the World Himself 2003-02-11
X2 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-04-27
X-Factor: The Look of X-Men Himself 2003-02-11
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf 2002-12-18
X-Men: The Mutant Watch Himself 2001-08-11
Larry & Vivien: The Oliviers in Love Narrator (voice) 2001-09-13
A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Self 2001-12-23
Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf 2001-12-18
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! Himself 2000-01-01
X-Men Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale Self 1999-06-08
Gods and Monsters James Whale 1998-01-21
Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998-10-23
Swept from the Sea Dr. James Kennedy 1998-01-23
Surviving Friendly Fire 1997-06-21
A Bit Of Scarlet Narrator 1997-06-20
Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II 1996-03-23
Restoration Will Gates 1995-12-29
Richard III Richard III 1995-12-29
Jack & Sarah William 1995-06-02
Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder 1995-01-01
The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994-07-01
To Die For Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice) 1994-12-02
I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
David Macaulay: Roman City Augustus Caesar (voice) 1994-02-15
Last Action Hero Death 1993-06-18
And the Band Played On Bill Kraus 1993-09-11
The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993-08-20
Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey 1993-12-08
Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Countdown to War Adolf Hitler 1989-04-07
Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Zina Kronfeld 1985-11-01
Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Walter Walter 1982-11-02
Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
A Performance of Macbeth Macbeth 1979-02-02
The Vanishing Army 1978-11-29
Hedda Gabler George Tesman 1972-10-20
Edward II King Edward 1970-08-06
The Tragedy of King Richard II King Richard II 1970-07-30
Alfred the Great Roger 1969-10-08
The Promise 1969-12-01
A Touch of Love George 1969-09-01
Hamlet Revenant
The Critic Jimmy Erskine
Marley Scrooge (rumored)