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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 The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Series Pillar of Fire 2018
Known For
Poster of Vicious
Poster of The Prisoner
Poster of Extras
Poster of An Audience with...
Series Jackanory Reader 2018
Series Pillar of Fire Unknown 2018
Movie The Boss Baby Zebedee 2017-03-23
Movie Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
Movie The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin 2017-03-11
Movie Gaza Surf Club Himself 2017-03-30
Movie Whirlpool Amos Starkadder 2017-02-09
Movie Moonlight in Vermont Richard III 2017-04-08
Movie Animal Crackers Horatio P. Huntington (voice) 2017-11-10
Movie The Royal Exchange Himself 2017-12-27
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Will Gates 2017-06-16
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie The Roof And Even Yet Another Fan 2016-03-31
Movie Masterminds Himself 2016-09-29
Movie Vampire Sisters 3: Journey to Transylvania Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2016-12-08
Movie National Theatre Live: No Man's Land Spooner 2016-12-15
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Himself 2016-12-30
Movie The Battle of Dol Guldur Gandalf 2015-03-18
Movie Cinderella Zebedee 2015-03-12
Movie Kung Fury 2015-05-22
Movie Run All Night Zebedee 2015-03-11
Movie The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
Movie Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Movie Mutant vs. Machine: The Making of X-Men: Days of Future Past Himself 2015-07-14
Movie X-Men: Unguarded Himself 2015-07-14
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 Neighbors Narrator (voice) 2014-05-08
Movie Step Up All In Zebedee 2014-07-16
Movie Fury Gandalf 2014-10-15
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
Movie X-Men: Reunited Himself 2014-11-14
Movie The Wolverine Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2013-07-23
Series Vicious Freddie Thornhill 2013-04-29
Movie Mystery Road Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2013-06-05
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013-11-23
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
Movie London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
Movie Doctor Who: The Snowmen 2012-12-25
Movie The Betty Driver Story Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan) 2011-02-01
Movie Paul William 2011-02-14
Movie Hanna Himself 2011-04-07
Movie Looking for Lowry Himself 2011-04-24
Movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Narrator 2009-06-19
Movie Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins Himself 2009-09-15
Series The Prisoner 2 / Curtis 2009-11-15
Movie King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007-05-19
Movie For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
Movie Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
Movie The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-24
Movie Doogal Zebedee 2006-02-24
Movie Saint of 9/11 Narrator 2006-04-27
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy Himself 2006-10-02
Movie Flushed Away The Toad (voice) 2006-10-22
Movie X-Men: The Excitement Continues Himself 2006-10-02
Series Doctor Who Voice of the Snowman 2005-03-26
Movie The Magic Roundabout Zebedee 2005-01-19
Series Extras Ian McKellen 2005-07-21
Movie Neverwas Gabriel Finch 2005-09-09
Movie The Hobart Shakespeareans Himself 2005-09-06
Movie Asylum Dr. Peter Cleave 2005-09-09
Movie Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself 2004-07-23
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Himself 2004-11-10
Movie Mulan II Bill Kraus 2004-11-03
Movie X-Men: Premieres Around the World Himself 2003-02-11
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Émile Emile 2003-01-01
Movie X-Factor: The Look of X-Men Himself 2003-02-11
Movie X-Men: The Uncanny Suspects Himself 2003-02-11
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf the White 2003-12-01
Movie The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 Himself 2003-11-25
Series Churchill Himself - Narrator (voice) 2003-10-08
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie X2 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-04-24
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf the White 2002-12-18
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf the Grey 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 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
Movie X-Men: Production Scrapbook Himself 2000-11-02
Movie Gods and Monsters James Whale 1998-01-21
Movie Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998-10-23
Movie Swept from the Sea Dr. James Kennedy 1998-01-23
Movie A Bit Of Scarlet Narrator 1997-06-20
Movie Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
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
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
Movie The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994-07-01
Movie To Die For Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice) 1994-12-02
Series Tales of the City Archibald Anson Gidde 1993-05-08
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 And the Band Played On Bill Kraus 1993-09-11
Movie Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Movie Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Stand by Me 1986-08-08
Movie Zina Kronfeld 1986-07-22
Movie Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Movie Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
Movie The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
Movie Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Movie Walter Walter 1982-11-02
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Movie Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
Movie Частное лицо Ian McKellen 1980-11-15
Movie A Performance of Macbeth Macbeth 1979-02-02
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series Armchair Thriller Anthony Skipling 1978-02-21
Movie The Spy Who Loved Me 1977-07-07
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley Dr. Theodore Cuza 1975-01-12
Series Playhouse 1974-03-13
Series Country Matters David Masterman 1972-08-20
Movie Hedda Gabler George Tesman 1972-10-20
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 Promise 1969-12-01
Series David Copperfield David Copperfield 1966-01-16
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Coronation Street Unknown 1960-12-09
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18