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Articles Tagged 'Ian McKellen'

Sir Ian McKellen arrives for the red carpet of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theatre on June 11, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

This Could Be Sir Ian McKellen’s Scariest Role Ever

Sir Ian McKellen surely has one of the most distinctive voices in TV, film, and theater: when he speaks, it’s pretty difficult not to give him your full attention. So it’s intriguing to hear that the legendary thesp has decided to lend his rich, gravelly tones to one of the scariest characters in the pop […]

Sir Ian McKellen presents the award for Empire Legend during the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England.

Ian McKellen Reveals He Turned Down a Major ‘Harry Potter’ Role

He captured our hearts as Gandalf the Grey, but was Sir Ian McKellen almost one of the most beloved characters in Harry Potter too? In an interview with the BBC’s HardTALK program yesterday (April 3), Ian revealed he’d been approached to play Albus Dumbledore after Richard Harris died in 2002. It makes sense when you think about it: […]

Sir Ian McKellen arrives for the red carpet of the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theatre on June 11, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

Stop Everything: Someone is Making a Documentary about Sir Ian McKellen

From Gandalf and Magneto, to a lovesick vampire and an aging Sherlock Holmes, Sir Ian McKellen has played some iconic roles in his career, but his next might be his most challenging yet. Who could it be?, we hear you ask. Hamlet? King Lear? Macbeth? Nope. (He’s played them all already, of course.) The ever gracious knight is set to […]

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Sir Ian McKellen Puts the Kibosh on Autobiography

Sir Ian McKellen had signed on to write a memoir, but he realized that it was too difficult to relive earlier moments in his life, reports the Belfast Telegraph. While this might be a bit of a downer for those looking forward to reading about McKellen’s formative years, his explanation does give us some insight […]

Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins star in The Dresser.

WATCH: Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins Star in ‘The Dresser’

They might both be knights of the British Empire, but Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Anthony Hopkins have never appeared on screen together. Until now, that is. They both star in The Dresser, a feature-length adaptation of Ronald Harwood‘s 1980 play that’s due to air in May. It’s set in the backstage of a theater in England […]

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WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Impersonates Dame Maggie Smith

Sir Ian McKellen stopped by L.A.’s Fine Arts Theatre to chat about the opposite sex, specifically, “Women I’ve Filmed With,” reports Out Magazine. McKellen sat on stage, sharing intimate stories with the audience like they were all at a dinner party. One woman he’s worked with and was keen to talk about is Dame Maggie […]

Sir Ian McKellen at Oxford Union (Photo: Oxford Union)

WATCH: Oxford Union’s Taylor Swift Mash-up

There’s not too much to say about this clip, except that it features some of Anglophenia’s favorite British stars—Stephen Fry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart—as well as Morgan Freeman, Kendrick Lamar, Piers Morgan, Diane Kruger, Jack Gleeson and the Korean pop star Psy (of “Gangnam Style” fame) having their words taken out of footage of their addresses […]

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WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Shines as the Aging Sherlock Holmes

That British sleuth Sherlock Holmes has been brought to the screen in many different incarnations, but the latest portrayal, in the film Mr. Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellen, is markedly different in that it shows him as a deteriorating 93-year-old reclusive gent in retirement on the south coast of England. Sir Ian sees his Sherlock […]

Photo Gallery: Sir Ian McKellen Throughout the Years

Sir Ian McKellen portrays a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes in the new film Mr. Holmes, premiering on Friday, July 17. But in actuality, McKellen the actor is a spritely 76. Regardless of what age he is, or perceived to be, McKellen doesn’t let a number define him. His talent and charm shine through just as much now, possibly even […]

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