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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, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series David Copperfield 1966-01-16
Latest Project:
Movie Hamlet Revenant 2021
Known For
Movie Hamlet Revenant 2021
Movie Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
Movie The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Himself 2017-03-11
Movie Animal Crackers Horatio P. Huntington (voice) 2017-06-12
Movie The Paul O'Grady Story Himself 2017-06-23
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie The Roof And Even Yet Another Fan 2016-03-31
Movie National Theatre Live: No Man's Land Spooner 2016-12-15
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Movie Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Movie X-Men: Unguarded Himself 2015-07-14
Movie The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
Movie Mutant vs. Machine Himself 2015-07-14
Movie Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014-04-15
Movie X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old) 2014-05-15
Movie X-Men: Reunited Himself 2014-11-14
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
Series Vicious Freddie Thornhill 2013-04-29
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013-11-23
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
Movie Doctor Who: The Snowmen The Great Intelligence (voice) 2012-12-25
Movie Lady Grey London 2011-01-01
Movie Looking for Lowry Himself 2011-04-24
Movie The Betty Driver Story Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan) 2011-02-01
Movie A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation Narrator (voice) 2010-06-25
Movie King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Movie For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
Movie The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
Movie The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Doogal Zebedee (voice) 2006-02-24
Movie X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-24
Movie Flushed Away The Toad (voice) 2006-10-22
Movie X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy Himself 2006-10-02
Movie Eighteen Jason Anders (voice) 2005-01-01
Movie Neverwas Gabriel Finch 2005-09-09
Movie The Magic Roundabout Zebedee (voice) 2005-02-02
Movie Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself 2004-07-23
Movie The Appendices: Part Five Ian McKellen 2004-12-14
Movie The Appendices: Part Six Ian McKellen 2004-12-14
Movie X-Men: The Uncanny Suspects Himself 2003-02-11
Movie X-Factor: The Look of X-Men Himself 2003-02-11
Movie X-Men: Premieres Around the World Himself 2003-02-11
Movie Émile Emile 2003-01-01
Movie X2 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-04-24
Series Churchill Himself - Narrator (voice) 2003-10-08
Movie The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 Himself 2003-11-25
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf 2003-12-01
Movie The Appendices: Part Four Ian McKellen 2003-11-18
Movie X-Men: Production Scrapbook Himself 2003-11-02
Movie The Appendices: Part Two Ian McKellen 2002-11-12
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf 2002-12-18
Movie The Appendices: Part One Ian McKellen 2002-11-12
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 National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Himself 2001-12-23
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf 2001-12-18
Movie Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Movie Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! Himself 2000-01-01
Movie X-Men: The Mutant Watch Eric Lensherr / Magneto 2000-07-02
Movie X-Men Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
Movie David Copperfield Creakle 1999-12-25
Movie Swept from the Sea Dr. James Kennedy 1998-01-23
Movie Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998-10-23
Movie Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Movie Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II 1996-03-23
Movie Jack & Sarah William 1995-06-02
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder 1995-01-01
Movie Restoration Will Gates 1995-12-29
Movie Richard III Richard III 1995-12-29
Movie I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
Movie To Die For Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice) 1994-12-02
Movie The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994-07-01
Movie Last Action Hero Death 1993-06-18
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993-08-20
Movie Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey Miller 1993-12-08
Movie Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Movie Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Movie Windmills of the Gods Chairman 1988-02-07
Movie Walter Walter 1986-07-01
Movie Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Movie Zina Kronfeld 1985-11-01
Movie Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
Movie The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Movie Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
Series Armchair Thriller Anthony Skipling 1978-02-21
Series Playhouse 1974-03-13
Movie Hedda Gabler George Tesman 1972-10-20
Movie Edward II King Edward 1970-08-06
Movie A Touch of Love George Matthews 1969-08-19
Movie The Promise 1969-12-01
Movie Alfred the Great Roger 1969-10-08
Series David Copperfield David Copperfield 1966-01-16
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