Tag Archives: Ian McKellen

Now Even Sir Ian McKellen Is Playing Sherlock Holmes!

This is getting ridiculous. It’s one thing for Benedict Cumberbatch to play all of the roles in all of the films, but while this is going on, film-makers are hellbent on creating more and more different versions of Sherlock ...

Brit Binge Watching: Five Spy Dramas You Can View Online

If you missed out on the BBC America premiere of David Tennant’s miniseries, Spies of Warsaw, you can check it out on iTunes.com. What other British spy dramas are available online?

50th Anniversary of Profumo Scandal

Let’s celebrate history’s seamier side. It was 50 years ago today (June 5) that John Profumo, the British Secretary of State and a rising politician in the Conservative Party, resigned in disgrace after having been caught having an ...

WATCH: Patrick Stewart Talks ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Sir Patrick Stewart was “jet-lagged out of his mind” but even so he was chuffed to talk with the amped up audience at Comicpalooza, in Houston, TX, after practically coming directly from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

WATCH: Sirs Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi as Bickering Couple in ‘Vicious’

Well, this certainly qualifies as an event: Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi have done a six-part sitcom together titled Vicious, playing a quick-quipped gay couple who’ve been shacked up for nearly 50 years. 5.

Shakespeare Day: In Honor of the Bard of Avon

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is celebrated on April 23 each year, affectionately known as Shakespeare Day, and while today is not a bank holiday (people don’t get the day off of work) in the U.K.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Are Heading to Broadway

X-Men colleagues Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are going to be reunited on stage in Broadway productions of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land this fall.

British Actors Populate Middle-Earth in ‘The Hobbit’

It is easy to mistake The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for a British movie. That’s because English actors play so many of the major roles in the fantasy adventure film, which opens Friday (Dec. 14).

From Jesus to The Prisoner: Passion of the Christ Star May Play Classic Role

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Ian McKellen Blogs About His Late Apt Pupil Co-star, Brad Renfro

Sir Ian McKellen has written a blog post about his Apt Pupil co-star Brad Renfro, who died unexpectedly earlier this week at age 25. “I first caught sight of Brad Renfro when he was kicking a football around with Bryan Singer on ...