Ian McKellen

Funny British Adverts That Give Super Bowl Commercials a Run for Their Money

While Brits in the U.K may not be taking part in the Super Bowl, they do have some bragging rights when it comes to some extremely clever and entertaining commercials.

Photos: Seven New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit’ and Fan Event

Metro Goldwyn Mayer has released seven new character posters for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug via Facebook. The Hobbit Facebook page has some three million “Likes” with three hundred thousand ...

Sir Ian McKellen Surprised He Gets On with Bestie Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Ian McKellen tells CBS News‘ Leslie Stahl that he broke down in tears when his and Sir Patrick Stewart‘s 2009 production of Waiting for Godot came to an end, because he knew he’d miss his friend so much. But, ...

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.