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Ian McKellen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award nominations, eight BAFTA film and TV nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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May 25, 1939 In Burnley, England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Pillar of Fire
Latest Project:
Movie Animal Crackers 2017-09-01
Known For
Poster of The Paul O'Grady Show
Poster of Gospodar prstenova: Prstenova družina
Poster of The Scarlet Pimpernel
Poster of Macbeth
Series Pillar of Fire Unknown 2019
Movie Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
Movie Animal Crackers Horatio P. Huntington (voice) 2017-09-01
Series Jackanory Reader 2017
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Himself 2016-12-30
Movie X-Men: Apocalypse Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Older) 2016-05-18
Movie The Roof And Even Yet Another Fan 2016-03-31
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie The Battle of Dol Guldur Gandalf 2015-03-18
Movie The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
Movie There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut Gandalf 2015-01-22
Movie The Hobbit: The Dwarves of Erebor Gandalf 2015-01-01
Movie The Hobbit: The Orc of Gundabad Gandalf 2015-05-01
Movie Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Movie X-Men: Unguarded Himself 2015-07-14
Movie Mutant vs. Machine: The Making of X-Men: Days of Future Past Himself 2015-07-14
Movie There and Back Again Gandalf 2015-07-31
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
Movie Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014-04-15
Movie X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old) 2014-05-15
Movie The Appendices: Part Ten - The Journey to Erebor himself 2013-12-13
Movie The Appendices: Part Nine - Into the Wilderland: The Chronicles of The Hobbit - Part 2 himself 2013-12-13
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013-11-23
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Wolverine Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2013-07-23
Series Vicious Freddie Thornhill 2013-04-29
Movie London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
Movie The Appendices: Part Eight - Return to Middle-earth himself 2012-12-13
Movie The Appendices: Part Seven - A Long-Expected Journey: The Chronicles of The Hobbit - Part 1 himself 2012-12-13
Movie Doctor Who: The Snowmen 2012-12-25
Movie Looking for Lowry Himself 2011-04-24
Movie Lady Grey London 2011-01-01
Series The Prisoner 2009-11-15
Movie King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Movie The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
Movie For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Doogal Zebedee 2006-02-24
Movie Saint of 9/11 Narrator 2006-04-27
Movie The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie X-Men: The Excitement Continues Himself 2006-10-02
Movie Pusti vodu da miševu odu The Toad 2006-10-22
Movie X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-24
Movie Asylum Dr. Peter Cleave 2005-09-09
Movie Neverwas Gabriel Finch 2005-09-09
Movie The Hobart Shakespeareans Himself 2005-09-06
Movie The Magic Roundabout Zebedee 2005-01-19
Movie The Appendices: Part Five Ian McKellen 2004-12-14
Movie The Appendices: Part Six Ian McKellen 2004-12-14
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Movie X2 Eric Lensherr / Magneto 2003-04-24
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie Émile Emile 2003-01-01
Series Churchill Himself - Narrator (voice) 2003-10-08
Movie Gospodar prstenova: Povratak kralja Gandalf the White 2003-12-01
Movie The Appendices: Part Four Ian McKellen 2003-11-18
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Appendices: Part Three Ian McKellen 2003-11-18
Movie The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 Himself 2003-11-25
Movie Gospodar prstenova: Dvije kule Gandalf the White 2002-12-18
Movie The Appendices: Part One Ian McKellen 2002-11-12
Movie The Appendices: Part Two Ian McKellen 2002-11-12
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Movie Gospodar prstenova: Prstenova družina Gandalf the Grey 2001-12-18
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie X-Men Eric Lensherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
Movie Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man Narrator(Voice) 2000-05-05
Movie Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! Himself 2000-01-01
Movie David Copperfield Creakle 1999-12-25
Movie Gods and Monsters James Whale 1998-01-21
Movie Swept from the Sea Dr. James Kennedy 1998-01-23
Movie Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998-10-23
Movie Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie A Bit Of Scarlet Narrator 1997-06-20
Movie Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II 1996-03-23
Movie Richard III Richard III 1995-12-29
Movie Restoration Will Gates 1995-12-29
Movie Jack & Sarah William 1995-06-02
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder 1995-01-01
Movie To Die For Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice) 1994-12-02
Movie The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994-07-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
Series Tales of the City Archibald Anson Gidde 1993-05-08
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993-08-20
Movie Last Action Hero Death 1993-06-18
Movie And the Band Played On Bill Kraus 1993-09-11
Movie Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey Miller 1993-12-08
Movie Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Movie Windmills of the Gods Chairman 1988-02-07
Movie Zina Kronfeld 1986-07-22
Movie Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Series Theatre Night Iago 1985-09-15
Movie The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
Movie Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Movie Walter Walter 1982-11-02
Movie Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Movie Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
Movie Macbeth Macbeth 1979-02-02
Series Armchair Thriller Anthony Skipling 1978-02-21
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Playhouse 1974-03-13
Series Country Matters David Masterman 1972-08-20
Movie Edward II King Edward 1970-08-06
Movie The Promise 1969-12-01
Movie Alfred the Great Roger 1969-10-08
Movie Thank You All Very Much George Matthews 1969-08-19
Series David Copperfield David Copperfield 1966-01-16
Series Play of the Month Unknown 1965-10-19
Series Coronation Street Unknown 1960-12-09
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18