Ian McKellen

British Stars Turn Out for First U.S. Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day arrived at NBC yesterday, and among the fun and hoopla, an avalanche of British stars turning out to perform skits and songs and generally lark about. They’re doing so in order to raise money for Comic Relief, a …

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen’s TV Debut from 1964

To continue our occasional series spent digging around on YouTube looking for some of the very first TV adventures for prominent British acting talent, here’s a virtual spelunk that goes all the way back to 1964.

WATCH: New ‘Mr. Holmes’ Trailer Reveals Unsolved Case

Mr. Holmes hits U.S. theaters on July 17, and we have a new trailer.

There have been times that a film rolls out photo after photo, and a teaser trailer, and then another trailer, building up to the release, and you’re like, “Really? I know the whole story now,” but this isn’t one of the cases.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Videobombs George Ezra

We are way past the point at which it is a fresh observation to note that Sir Ian McKellen makes being Sir Ian McKellen look like a LOT of fun. He pops up hither and yon—sometimes with his old mucker Sir Patrick Stewart, sometimes …