Articles Tagged 'Sir Ian McKellen'

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

Sir Ian McKellen Announces Plans to Resurrect Gandalf for Charity

It may have been four years since he last played Gandalf the Great, but Sir Ian McKellen looks set to don the robe and wizard hat once again. The BBC reports the Lord of the Rings and X-Men star will perform in Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You, a one-man show looking back on a career on stage and screen that’s spanned five decades. Just […]

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First Look: Whole Cast Brought to Life in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Posters

Special posters released yesterday (January 26) have given us our first look at the big-name stars who make up the supporting cast of Beauty and the Beast. We’ve already seen Emma Watson as a pitch-perfect Belle in the first trailer, not to mention Downton‘s Dan Stevens, who, let’s face it, could only convincingly play a “Beast” with the use […]

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 […]

Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrate The 2016 Golden Globe Award Season

‘Today’ Host Makes Sir Ian McKellen an Over-the-Top Offer

Sir Ian McKellen swung by the Today show at Rockefeller Center in NYC to talk about his recent role in Mr. Holmes and the upcoming film Beauty and the Beast. The interview runs the gamut, covering a good amount of material, but of course we honed in on him talking about his bestie Sir Patrick Stewart. […]

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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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