Articles Tagged 'Ian McKellen'

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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 […]

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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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Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi Have Grand Time at NYC Pride Parade

Longtime friends and co-stars of the British sitcom Vicious, Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi joined forces to help kick off the 27th annual NYC Gay Pride Parade as grand marshals on Sunday, June 28. McKellen seems to fit in wherever he goes, but he really owned his spot in the march: .@IanMcKellen is a rockstar […]

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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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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 charity set up by Richard Curtis and British comedian Lenny Henry to tackle famine […]

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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. Ian McKellen’s first TV appearance (according to IMDB at any rate) was in a BBC series devoted to the […]

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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 […]

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