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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 Pillar of Fire
Latest Project:
Movie Beauty and the Beast 2017-03-16
Known For
Poster of Stardust
Poster of Orange Days
Poster of Swept from the Sea
Poster of Jack & Sarah
Series Jackanory Unknown 2020
Series Pillar of Fire Unknown 2020
Movie Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
Series WCW Pay-Per-View Creakle 2017
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 Himself 2016-12-30
Movie Le Hobbit The biblical cut gandalf 2016-07-06
Movie X-Men: Apocalypse Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Older) 2016-05-18
Movie There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut Gandalf 2015-01-22
Movie Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Movie Durin's Folk and the Hill of Sorcery Gandalf 2015-12-01
Movie The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
Movie Mutant vs. Machine Himself 2015-07-14
Movie X-Men: Unguarded Himself 2015-07-14
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
Movie X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old) 2014-05-15
Movie Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014-04-15
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013-11-23
Movie The Wolverine Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (uncredited) 2013-07-23
Movie London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
Movie Dior: Lady Grey London 2011-01-01
Movie The Betty Driver Story Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan) 2011-02-01
Movie Technotise: Edit & I Iago 2009-04-08
Movie King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Movie Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
Movie For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Flushed Away The Toad (voice) 2006-10-22
Movie X-Men: The Excitement Continues Himself 2006-10-02
Movie Doogal Zebedee 2006-02-24
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series I Love Toys Death 2006-03-06
Movie Saint of 9/11 Narrator 2006-04-27
Movie The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Movie Hercules 2005-04-01
Movie The Magic Roundabout Zebedee 2005-02-02
Series Orange Days Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2004-04-11
Movie Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself 2004-07-23
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Movie Émile Emile 2003-01-01
Movie The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 Himself 2003-11-25
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Dr Koto - Shinryousho Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-07-09
Movie X2 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-04-24
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Series The Rosenheim Cops Macbeth 2002-01-09
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf the Grey 2001-12-18
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Movie Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Movie X-Men Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
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
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Movie A Bit Of Scarlet Narrator 1997-06-20
Movie Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II 1996-03-23
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder 1995-01-01
Movie Restoration Will Gates 1995-12-29
Movie Richard III Richard III 1995-12-29
Series Jake's Progress Dr. Peter Cleave 1995-10-12
Movie Jack & Sarah William 1995-06-02
Movie I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
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 Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey Miller 1993-12-08
Series Tales of the City Archibald Anson Gidde 1993-05-08
Movie And the Band Played On Bill Kraus 1993-09-11
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993-08-20
Movie Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Movie Windmills of the Gods Chairman 1988-02-07
Movie The Rose King Freddie Thornhill 1986-03-03
Movie Zina Kronfeld 1986-07-22
Movie Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Series Playing Shakespeare 1984-07-29
Movie The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
Movie Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
Movie Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Movie Walter Walter 1982-11-02
Movie Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
Series Armchair Thriller Anthony Skipling 1978-02-21
Series Kabillowitsch 2 1977-01-01
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 Alfred the Great Roger 1969-10-08
Movie A Touch of Love George Matthews 1969-08-19
Movie The Embryo Hunts in Secret 1966-07-01
Series David Copperfield David Copperfield 1966-01-16
Series Adam Adamant Lives! Gandalf the White 1966-06-23
Series Doctor Who Gandalf the White 1963-11-23
Series Coronation Street 1960-12-09
Series The Heckle and Jeckle Show Gabriel Finch 1956-10-21
Movie Sansho the Bailiff Unknown 1954-03-31
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Les Misérables Unknown 1948-01-21