Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

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    • May 25th, 1939
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.

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Acting (61 Credits)

2021Marley as Scrooge (rumored)
2021Infinitum: Subject Unknown as Dr. Charles Marland-White
2019The Good Liar as Roy Courtnay
2019Cats as Gus, the Theatre Cat
2018All Is True as Earl of Southampton
2017Animal Crackers as Horatio P. Huntington (voice)
2017Beauty and the Beast as Cogsworth
2015Mr. Holmes as Sherlock Holmes
2015The Dresser as Norman
2014The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as Gandalf
2014Miss in Her Teens as The PrologueWatch Free
2014X-Men: Days of Future Past as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old)
2014X-Men: Days of Future Past as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old)
2013The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Gandalf
2013The Wolverine as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (uncredited)
2013Vicious as Freddie Thornhill
2012The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as Gandalf
2012Doctor Who: The Snowmen as The Great Intelligence (voice)
2009The Prisoner (2009) as 2 / Curtis
2008King Lear as King Lear
2007The Golden Compass as Iorek Byrnison (voice)
2007Stardust as Narrator (voice)
2006The Da Vinci Code as Sir Leigh Teabing
2006Flushed Away as The Toad (voice)
2006X-Men: The Last Stand as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
2006Doogal as Zebedee (voice)
2005Neverwas as Gabriel Finch
2005Asylum as Dr. Peter Cleave
2005Ringers: Lord of the Fans
2005Eighteen as Jason Anders (voice)
2005Sprung! The Magic Roundabout as Zebedee (voice)
2003Emile as Emile
2003The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as Gandalf
2003X2: X-Men United as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
2002The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as Gandalf
2001The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring as Gandalf
2000Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man as Narrator (voice)
2000X-Men as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
1999David Copperfield (1999) as Creakle
1998Gods and Monsters as James Whale
1998Apt Pupil as Kurt Dussander
1997Swept from the Sea as Dr. James KennedyWatch Free
1997Bent as Uncle Freddie
1996Rasputin as Tsar Nicholas II
1995Richard III as Richard III
1995Cold Comfort Farm as Amos Starkadder
1995Restoration as Will Gates
1995Jack & Sarah as William
1994The Shadow as Dr. Reinhardt Lane
1994I'll Do Anything as John Earl McAlpine
1993The Ballad of Little Jo as Percy Corcoran
1993Six Degrees of Separation as Geoffrey Miller
1993Last Action Hero as Death
1993And the Band Played On as Bill Kraus
1993Tales of the City as Archibald Anson Gidde
1989Scandal as John Profumo
1985Plenty as Sir Andrew Charleson
1983The Keep as Dr. Theodore Cuza
1982The Scarlet Pimpernel as Chauvelin
1979A Performance of Macbeth as Macbeth
1969Alfred the Great as Roger

Writer (1 Credits)



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