Articles Tagged 'Ian McKellen'

The Cinema Society With Lillet & NARS Host A Screening Of Sundance Selects’ “45 Years” – After Party

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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Sir Ian McKellen Would Say ‘Yes’ to ‘Vicious’ Season Three

Sir Ian McKellen is already talking about a possible third season for Vicious, while we wait patiently on the second season to premiere in the U.S. this August. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not complaining. The powers that be can sort out the third season while we casually make our way through the second season co-starring Sir Derek Jacobi […]

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VOTE: Who is the British Kevin Bacon?

A couple of weeks ago, we posed the question ‘Who is the British Kevin Bacon?’ as a way of celebrating those British character actors who have appeared in such a staggering variety of U.K. films and TV shows that you could use their various projects as stepping stones to access almost every other working actor […]

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