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McKellen, Ian Biography




biography of McKellen, Ian

Ian Murray McKellen
25 May 1939, Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
5' 11"
Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. His parents, Denis and Margery, soon moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan. It was in this small town that young Ian rode out World War II. He soon developed a fascination with acting and the theater, which was encouraged by his parents. They would all bring him to plays, those by 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv), in particular. The amateur school productions fostered Ian's growing passion for theatre. When Ian was of age to begin attending school, he made sure to get roles in all of the productions. At Bolton School in particular, he developed his skills early on. Indeed, his first role in a Shakespearian play was at Bolton, as Malvolio in "Twelfth Night". Ian soon began attending Stratford-upon-Avon theater festivals, where he saw the greats perform: 'Laurence Olivier' (qv), 'Wendy Hiller (I)' (qv), 'John Gielgud' (qv), 'Ralph Richardson (I)' (qv) and 'Paul Robeson' (qv). He continued his education in English Drama, but soon it fell by the wayside as he concentrated more and more on performing. He eventually obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 1961, and began his career in earnest. McKellen began working in theatre over the next few years. Very few people knew of Ian's homosexuality; he saw no reason to go public, nor had he told his family. They did not seem interested in the subject and so he saw no reason to bring it up. In 1988, Ian publicly came out of the closet on the BBC Radio 4 program, while discussing 'Margaret Thatcher (I)' (qv)'s "section 28" legislation which would make the "public promotion of homosexuality" a crime. It was reason enough for McKellen to take a stand, and he has been active in the Gay Rights movement ever since. Ian currently resides in Limehouse, where he lives with his current lover of 8 years, 'Sean Mathias' (qv). The two worked together on the film _Bent (1997)_ (qv). To this day, McKellen works mostly in theater, and was knighted by 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv) in 1990 for his efforts in the arts. However, he has managed to make several quite successful forays into film. He has appeared in several productions of Shakespeare's works including his well received _Richard III (1995)_ (qv), and in a variety of other movies. However, it has only been recently that his star has finally begun to shine in the eyes of North American audiences. Roles in various films, _Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV)_ (qv), _Apt Pupil (1998)_ (qv) and _Gods and Monsters (1998)_ (qv), riveted audiences. The latter, in particular, created a sensation in Hollywood, and McKellen's role garnered him several of awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe and an Oscar nod. McKellen continues to work extensively on stage... solidifying his role as 'Laurence Olivier' (qv)'s worthy successor, having recently scored hits in the London productions of "Peter Pan" and 'Noel Coward' (qv)'s "Present Laughter".
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-   A flawless, rich voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing


-   He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 for his services to drama.

-   He played the vampire in the video for "Heart" by 'Pet Shop Boys' (qv).

-   Originated the role of 'Antonio Salieri' (qv) in the Broadway production of "Amadeus".

-   He had a tattoo of the Elvish character for 9 along with all the other members of the fellowship in _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ (qv).

-   Is a vegetarian.

-   Was offered the part of Mission Commander Swanbeck in _Mission: Impossible II (2000)_ (qv). He was not able to accept the role, due to a prior theatre engagement in London. The part eventually went to 'Anthony Hopkins (I)' (qv).

-   He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1979 for his services to drama.

-   Played 'Maggie Smith (I)' (qv) in a "Weekend Update" skit on an episode of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) that he hosted.

-   While being a guest on 'Jay Leno' (qv) (December 26, 2003), he said that he had not seen _X2 (2003)_ (qv) when it opened in theaters, he only saw it when the DVD hit the stores. He then called up 'Bryan Singer' (qv) and asked, "Is there going to be X-Men 3?" Singer replied, "Yes". In his excitement, he got Singer six theater tickets to go see _The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)_ (qv). As it turned out, _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv) would not be directed by Singer.

-   According to an interview, one of the last things 'Margaret Thatcher (I)' (qv) did as Prime Minister was recommending him for a knighthood.

-   The original Lord of the Rings books, and X-Men comics, both feature a character named Sauron, and a book entitled "The Return of the King". The X-Men graphic novel "The Return of the King" is, appropriately, about the return of Magneto.

-   He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1985 (1984 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Wild Honey".

-   He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Best Actor in "Richard III" at the Royal National Theatre.

-   Before performing the role of Gandalf, he listened to a recording of 'J.R.R. Tolkien' (qv) reading Gandalf lines from the novel. He used this as a base for creating the character, and imitated the accent used by Tolkien in the recording.

-   Began acting as a means of escape from mourning after his mother's death and constant bullying at school from fellow students.

-   He was awarded the 1989 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Othello".

-   He was awarded the 1984 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Coriolanus".

-   He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Actor for his performance in "Othello".

-   Graduated with a 2:2 in English from Cambridge University.

-   Studied at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, when he was 18, with Sir 'Derek Jacobi' (qv), and with whom he had been "desperately in love'", as he confessed on _"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994)_ (qv). In an article in "The Advocate", issue dated December 11, 2001, he further explained that what he had felt for Jacobi in their youth was "a passion that was undeclared and unrequited.".

-   Originally aspired to be a journalist.

-   Shares his middle name, Murray, with both 'Michael Hordern' (qv) (Michael Murray Hordern), his predecessor in the role of Gandalf, and 'F. Murray Abraham' (qv), his successor in the role of 'Antonio Salieri' (qv).

-   Was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England.

-   Wore a prosthetic nose to play Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

-   Has played cult characters in two of the biggest franchises; he played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Magneto in the X-Men film series.

-   Was set to play Antonio in 'Michael Radford (I)' (qv)'s adaptation of 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s _The Merchant of Venice (2004)_ (qv), but had to drop at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts.

-   Won Broadway's 1981 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for originating the role of 'Antonio Salieri' (qv) in "Amadeus." He was nominated in the same category in 1984 for "Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare."

-   He used the phrase "old friend" in both the X-Men film series and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In both cases (to 'Christopher Lee (I)' (qv) as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and 'Patrick Stewart (I)' (qv) as Xavier in X-Men) it is said to an ally who has become a nemesis and "old friend" is said mockingly.

-   Has worked with two Faramirs. Prior to appearing in The Lord of the Rings films with 'David Wenham' (qv), he appeared in the film _Plenty (1985)_ (qv), with 'Andrew Seear' (qv). Seear played Faramir in the BBC radio adaptation, opposite 'Ian Holm' (qv).

-   He said that appeal of the X-Men films to him was the concept of mutants being shunned, something he says he identifies with as he was repeatedly shunned as an open homosexual.

-   Was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the same time as 'Patrick Stewart (I)' (qv).

-   Like his _The Da Vinci Code (2006)_ (qv) character, Sir Leigh Teabing, he has been knighted. As such, prior to being cast, he spotted two errors in the book's portrayal of Knighthood. Knights neither receive ID badges nor are granted any of the special privileges Teabing demands as a result of Knighthood.

-   Has appeared with 'Bruce Davison' (qv) in four different films: _Six Degrees of Separation (1993)_ (qv), _Apt Pupil (1998)_ (qv), _X-Men (2000)_ (qv) and _X2 (2003)_ (qv). The first of these is the only one not directed by 'Bryan Singer' (qv).

-   Only performer to receive an acting Academy Award nomination for 'Peter Jackson (I)' (qv)'s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

-   Appears in "The Lord of the Rings" and "X-Men", both of which required a lead character to be recast soon after production started. In "The Lord of the Rings", 'Stuart Townsend' (qv) was replaced by 'Viggo Mortensen' (qv), and in _X-Men (2000)_ (qv), 'Dougray Scott' (qv) was replaced by 'Hugh Jackman' (qv).

-   Says the same line, "The war has begun", in the trailers of both the major, unrelated blockbusters _X2 (2003)_ (qv) and _The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)_ (qv).

-   In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 1, up from no. 2, knocking 'Elton John' (qv) from top spot.

-   When he appeared on "Desert Island Discs" (the long-running BBC radio program that asks prominent people what eight pieces of music they would take to a deserted island), the pieces he chose were: 1. "Stars and Stripes Forever" ('John Philip Sousa (I)' (qv)) performed by 'Vladimir Horowitz' (qv); 2. Part of "Adagio for Strings" (Barber) performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Simon; 3. Part of 2nd movement of Late Quartet No.13 in B flat Opus 130 ('Ludwig van Beethoven' (qv)) performed by the Lindsay String Quartet; 4. "Rose's Turn" ('Jule Styne' (qv) and 'Stephen Sondheim' (qv)) performed by 'Ethel Merman' (qv); 5. "Stormy Weather" (Koehler/Arlen) performed by 'Lena Horne' (qv); 6. "Mississippi Goddam" ('Nina Simone (I)' (qv)) performed by Simone; 7. "Harrison's Clocks (Birtwhistle) performed by Joanna McGregor; 8. "Dancing Queen" (B. Andersson/S.Andersson/Ulvaeus) performed by 'ABBA' (qv); His one allowed book was "A Dictionary of Flora and Fauna", and his luxury was a grand piano.

-   Has played both a Holocaust victim (_X-Men (2000)_ (qv)) and a Nazi (_Apt Pupil (1998)_ (qv), both in movies directed by 'Bryan Singer' (qv).

-   He was awarded the Companion of Honor in the Queen's 2008 New Years Honors List For his services to the gay and entertainment community.

-   Is good friends with 'Monica Lewinsky' (qv). The two met at the _The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV)_ (qv). She accompanied him to the London premiere of _Gods and Monsters (1998)_ (qv).

-   Ranked #45 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".

-   Was Head boy at Bolton School.

-   Marched at London's Gay Pride Parade July 5, 2008.

-   Hadn't read either "The Golden Compass" (aka "Northern Lights") by 'Philip Pullman' (qv), or any of the "Lord of the Rings" books by 'J.R.R. Tolkien' (qv) before he was cast in the movie adaptations.

-   Played Magneto in three consecutive films - the only other actors to play comic book criminals in three films, as of 2008, are 'James Franco' (qv) as Harry Osborn, 'Gene Hackman' (qv) as Lex Luthor and his _X-Men (2000)_ (qv) co-star, 'Rebecca Romijn' (qv) as Mystique.

-   Close friends with 'Rachel Weisz' (qv).

-   Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster on February 3, 2013.


-   His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include: the title role in "King Lear" (2007), Sorin in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (2007), Iago in "Othello" (1989, also filmed for TV as _"Theatre Night" (1985) {Othello (#5.1)}_ (qv)), Andrei in Chekhov's "Three Sisters", "Is There still Honey For Tea", Sir Toby Belch in "Twelfth Night", Kentridge in "A Miserable and Lonely Death" (all 1978), Langevin in "The Days of the Commune" by 'Bertolt Brecht' (qv), Karsten in Ibsen's "Pillars of the Community", Alexander in "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" by 'Tom Stoppard' (qv) (also 1982), Face in Jonson' "The Alchemist" (all 1977), the title role in "Macbeth", Leontes in "The Winter's Tale", Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" (all 1976), Aubrey in Shaw's "Too Good To Be True", Philip the Bastard in "King John"M (both 1975), the title roles in Wedekind's "The Marquis of Keith" and Marlowe's "Dr Faustus" (both 1974), Capt. de Foenix in Pinero's "Trelawny of the Wells", an evangelist in Arden's "Armstrong's Last Goodnight" and Claudio in "Much Ado About Nothing" (1965).

-   His National Theatre credits include: Dr. Stockman in Ibsen's "An Enemy Of The People" (1997, also LA), Mr Darling/ Captain Hook in "Peter Pan" by 'JM Barrie' (1997), the title role in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (1992), Genaro in "Napoli Millionara" by 'Eduardo De Filippo' (qv) (1991), the title role in "Richard III" (1990, also world tour), Kent in "King Lear" (1990), Pierre in Otway's "Venice Preserv'd", Michael in "Wild Honey" (also Broadway), The title role in "Coriolanus" (all 1984), Bosola in Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" (1985, also Chicago), the title role in "The Real Inspector Hound" by 'Tom Stoppard' (qv), Mr Puff in Sheriden's "The Critic" (both also also Chicago + Paris), Lopakhin in Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" (also Chicago) (all 1985),

-   Played Salieri in "Amadeus" by 'Peter Schaffer' (qv) - Broadhurst Theatre, NYC (1980). He won a Tony for this role. 'Tim Curry (I)' (qv) played Amadeus and 'Jane Seymour (I)' played Costanze.

-   Played Anthony Marston in "Ten Little Niggers" by 'Agatha Christie' (qv) - London (1953).

-   Played Edgar in Strindberg's "Dance Of Death" - Broadhurst Theatre, NYC (2001)/ Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue (2003)/ Sydney Festival (2004).

-   Appeared in the music video for the 'Pet Shop Boys' (qv)' single "Heart" (1988) as "the Vampire".

-   Played Widow Twanky in the pantomime "Aladdin" - Old Vic Theatre, London (2004-5, 2005-6).

-   Played Paul in "The Cut", a new play by 'Mark Ravenhill' (qv) - UK tour (March 2006).

-   (2007-2008) Plays 'King Lear' in "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, first on a worldwide tour, then in residence at the New London Theatre. He performed alongside Frances Barber, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai. The last performance was Saturday, 12th January, 2008. He played his role in repertoire with "The Seagull."

-   (2007-2008) Plays 'Sorin' in "The Seagull" by Anton Chekov, first on a worldwide tour, then in residence at the New London Theatre. He performed alongside Frances Barber, Jonathan Hyde, Monica Dolan and Romola Garai. The last performance of "The Seagull" was Saturday, 12th January, 2008. He played alternatively with William Gaunt (who usually performed matinées), as he was also playing the title role in "King Lear" in repertoire.

-   His credits at Leeds' West Yorkshire Playhouse include: "Gary" in "Present Laughter" by 'Noel Coward' (qv), "Dr Dorn" in 'Anton Chekhov' (qv)'s "The Seagull" (both 1998), "Prospero" in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s "The Tempest" (1999).

-   Appeared in "Chip In The Sugar" by 'Alan Bennett (I)' (qv) - Theatre Royal Haymarket, London (1990).

-   Played Jerome in "Henceforward" by 'Alan Ayckbourn' (qv) - Vaudeville Theatre, London (1988).

-   His credits at London's Royal Court Theatre include: Max in "Bent", a new play by 'Martin Sherman (I)' (qv) (1979 and NT and West End), Darkly in "Billy's Last Stand" by 'Barry Hines (I)' (qv) (1970), "Their Very Own and Golden City" by 'Arnold Wesker' (qv) (1966).

-   His credits at London'd Hampstead Theatre include: Terry in "Short List" by 'Michael Rudman (I)' (qv) (1983) and Alvin in "A Lily in Little India" by Donald Howarth (1965).

-   Played Boy in "Cowardice" by 'Sean Mathias' (qv) - UK tour (1983).

-   Played Colin in "Ashes" by 'David Rudkin (I)' (qv) - Young Vic Theatre, London/ Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton (1975).

-   His credits with Cambridge Theatre Company include: Corporal Hill in "Chips With Everything by 'Arnold Wesker' (qv) and Captain Plume in Farquar's "The Recruiting Officer" (both 1970).

-   Directed a production of "The Clandestine Marriage" by 'George Coleman (III)' (qv) & 'David Garrick (I)' (qv) - Savoy Theatre, London/ Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1975).

-   His credits with the Actor's Company include: Edgar in Shakespeare's "King Lear" (1974), Edward in "Knots" by Edward Peterbridge, Kruschov in Chekhov's "The Wood Demon", a footman in Congreve's "The Way of the World" (both 1973), Yoremitsu in "The Three Arrows" by 'Iris Murdoch' (qv), Giovanni in Ford's "'Tis Pity She's A Whore" and a page in Feydeau's "Ruling the Roost" (1972).

-   Directed "A Private Matter", a new play by 'Ronald Mavor' (qv) - Theatre Royal, Brighton / Vaudeville Theatre, London (1973).

-   Directed "The Erpingham Camp" by 'Joe Orton (I)' (qv) - Palace Theatre, Watford (1972).

-   Directed "The Real Inspector Hound" by 'Tom Stoppard' (qv) - Phoenix Theatre, Leicester (1972).

-   Played "Svetlovidov" in 'Anton Chekhov' (qv)'s "The Swan Song" - Crucible Theatre, Sheffield (1971).

-   His credits with Prospect Theatre Company include: the title role in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s "Hamlet" (1971, UK + European tour), the title role in 'Christopher Marlowe (I)' (qv)'s "Edward II" (1969, UK + European tour), the title role in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s "Richard II" (1968, UK + European tour).

-   (1973) He directed 'Ronald Mavor' (qv)'s play, "A Private Matter", at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland with 'Dorothy Reynolds (I)' (qv), 'Derek Fowlds' (qv), 'Peter Cellier' (qv) and 'Alastair Sim' (qv) in the cast.

-   Audiobook: Played "Prospero" in 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv)'s "The Tempest". Two CDs, 2004.

-   (1970) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Timothy West, David Calder, Robert Eddison, Charmian Eyre, Diane Fletcher, Lucy Fleming, Stephen Greif, Paul Hardwick, Nigel Havers, Michael Howarth, James Laurenson, Trevor Martin, Richard Morant, Jeremy Nicholas, and Terence Wilton in the cast.

-   (1975) He directed George Colman and David Garrick's play, "The Clandestine Marriage," at the Savoy Theatre in London, England with Alastair Sim, Ron Moody, and Dandy Nichols in the cast.

-   (1974) He acted in Christopher Marlowe's play, "Doctor Faustus," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Emrys James in the cast. John Barton was director.

-   (1975) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Too True To Be Good," in a the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench and John McEnery in the cast. Clifford Williams was director.

-   (1976) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Winter's Tale," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, John Woodvine, Marilyn Taylerson, and Michael Williams in the cast. John Barton and Trevor Nunn were directors.

-   (1976) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Francesca Annis, Roger Rees, John Woodvine, and Michael Pennington in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.

-   (1977) He acted in 'Ben Jonson' (qv)'s play, "The Alchemist", in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Other Place Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with 'John Woodvine' (qv), 'Roger Rees' (qv) and 'Susan Dury' (qv) in the cast. 'Trevor Nunn' (qv) was the director.

-   (1977) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Judi Dench, Roger Rees, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.

-   (1977) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Francesca Annis, Roger Rees, Greg Hicks, John Woodvine, Michael Pennington, and David Waller in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.

-   (1977) He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "Pillars of the Community," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench and David Waller in the cast. John Barton was director.

-   (1977) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Roger Rees, Greg Hicks, John Woodvine, Bob Peck, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.

-   (1977) He acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Days of the Commune," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Greg Hicks, Alfred Molina, Bob Peck, Nickolas Grace, Mike Gwilym, Cherie Lunghi, Paola Dionisotti, Ruby Wax, and Ian McDiarmid in the cast. Howard Davies was director.

-   (1978) He acted in Ben Jonson's play, "The Alchemist," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Roger Rees and John Woodvine in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director.

-   Plays the title role of "Goldfinger" in the BBC Radio adaptation, opposite Toby Stephens as James Bond. Stephens' father, Robert Stephens, played Aragorn in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, while his mother, Maggie Smith, appeared with McKellen in Richard III.

-   (1981) He played the Voice of the Genie in Martin Duncan and David Ultz's pantomime, "A Night in Old Peking," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Simon Cadell, James Bolam, Anita Dobson, Martin Duncan, Susan Cox, Bob Critchley, Robert Hickson, Ian Bartholomew, Bob Goody, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Selina Cadell, Angelo Gibson, and Sean Mathias in the cast. Martin Duncan and John Dove were directors.

-   (2010) Voice: Scissor Sisters album 'Night Work'. Provided backup vocals for the track "Invisible Light".

-   (2004) He acted in Bille Brown's pantomime, "Aladdin," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Roger Allam, Maureen Lipman, Sam Kelly, Joe McFadden, Joanna Page, Owen Sharpe, Cat Simmons, and Ramon Tikaram in the cast. Sean Mathias was director.

-   (1965) He acted in John Arden's play, "Armstrong's Last Goodnight," in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at the Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England with Albert Finney, Geraldine McEwan, Ronald Pickup, Robert Stephens, and Michael York in the cast. John Dexter and Peter Gaskill were directors.

-   (1966) He acted in Aleksei Arbuzov and Signora Nicolaeff's play, "The Promise (My Poor Marat)," at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Judi Dench and Ian McShane in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.

-   (1967) He acted in Aleksei Arbuzov and Signora Nicolaeff's play, "The Promise (My Poor Marat)," at the Fortune Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench and Ian McShane in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.

-   (1964) He made his acting debut in the West End of London in James Saunders' play, "Coriolanus," at Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Jennifer Hilary, Phyllis Calvert, Mark Dignam, and Derek Bond in the cast. Shirley Butler was director.

-   (1964 He played Thomas More in Chettle, Thomas Dekker, Heywood, Munday, and William Shakepseare's play, "Sir Thomas More," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with Josephine Tewson, Antony Brown, Steven Berkoff, Geoffrey Hutchings, Christopher Hancock, Roger Clissold, and John Tordoff in the cast. Frank Dunlop was director.

-   (December 1963) He played Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus," at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with John Neville, Leo McKern, James Cairncross, Christopher Hancock, Michael Crawford (played 2nd Citizen, 2nd Servingman), Roger Clissold, Dorothy Reynolds, and Richard Digby-Day in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.

-   (1971) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with John Woodvine, Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Julian Curry, Tim Pigott-Smith, James Cairncross, Duncan Preston, and Terence Wilton in the cast. Robert Chetwyn was director.

-   (1971) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghshame, England with Ronald Lewis, Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Tim Pigott-Smith, James Cairncross, Julian Curry, Geoffrey Chater, Nickolas Grace, Russell Hunter, Marcia Warren, and Terence Wilton in the cast. Robert Chetwyn was director.

-   (1970) He acted in Georges Farquhar's play, "The Recruiting Officier," and Arnold Wesker's play, "Chips with Everything," in a Cambridge Theatre Company production at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Julian Curry, Susan Fleetwood, Richard Morant, Trevor Peacock, John Woodnutt, Meg Wynn Owen, Jonathan Kent, and Nickolas Grace in the cast. Richard Cottrell was director.

-   (1970) He acted in Christopher Marlowe's play, "Edward II," and William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Timothy West, Robert Eddison, Diane Fletcher, Paul Hardwick, James Laurenson, Trevor Martin, and Peggy Thorpe-Bates in the cast. Richard Cottrell and Toby Robertson were directors.

-   (1969) He acted in Christopher Marlowe's play, "Edward II," and William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with James Laurenson, Trevor Martin, Timothy West, Paul Hardwick, Robert Eddison, Diane Fletcher, David Calder, Lucy Fleming, Richard Morant, Terence Wilton, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, and Charmian Eyre in the cast. Richard Cottrell and Toby Robertson were directors.

-   (1968) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey, England with Paul Hardwick, John Byron, Neil Stacy, Terence Wilton, Richard Morant, Andrew Robertson, Nigel Lambert, Amanda Reiss, and Wynne Clark in the cast. Richard Cottrell was director.

-   (1968) He acted in Peter Shaffer's plays, "White Liars," and "Black Comedy," t the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Dorothy Reynolds, James Bolam, Angela Scoular, Robert Flemyng, Ken Wynne, and Liz Fraser in the cast. Peter Wood was director.

-   (1968) He acted in Peter Shaffer's plays, "White Liars," and "Black Comedy," at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Dorothy Reynolds, James Bolam, Angela Scoular, Robert Flemyng, Ken Wynne, and Liz Fraser in the cast. Peter Wood was director.

-   (1967) He acted in Aleksei Arbuzoff and Signora Nicolaeff's play, "The Promise," at the Fortune Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench and Bryan Hunt in the cast. Frank Hauser was director.

-   (1966) He acted in George Bernard Shaw's plays, "The Man of Destiny," and "O' Flaherty VC," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Bill Wallis, Timothy Carlton, Sian Phillips, and Marie Kean in the cast. Robert Kidd and Peter Gill were directors.

-   (1965) He acted in Donald Howarth's play, "A Lily in Little India," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Ken Jones, Jill Bennett, and Jessie Evans in the cast.

-   (1965) He acted in Donald Howarth's play, "A Lily in Little India," at the Hampstead Theatre Club in Hampstead, London, England with Ken Jones, Jill Bennett, and Jessie Evans in the cast.

-   (1988) He acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Henceforward," at the Richmond Theatre in Richmond, Surrey, England with Jane Asher, Serena Evans, Robin Herford, and Michael Simkins in the cast.

-   (1983) He acted in Sean Mathias's play, "Cowardice," at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, England with Janet Suzman and Nigel Davenport in the cast. Anthony Page was director.

-   (1983) He acted in Michael Rudman's play, "Short List," at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England with Barbara Flynn, Maxine Audley, Susan Engel, Bernard Hill, Glyn Owen, and Philip Voss in the cast. Mike Ockrent was director.

-   (1982) He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Every Good Boy Deserves a Favour," at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Jim Broadbent, Jeremy Dimmick, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, and Thelma Whiteley in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. Andre Previn conducted the London Symphony Orchestra.

-   (1979) He acted in Martin Sherman's play, "Bent," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Tom Bell, Jeff Rawle, Simon Shepherd, Ken Shorter, and Richard Gale in the cast. Robert Chetwyn was director.

-   (1975) He acted in David Rudkin's play, "Ashes," at the Gardner Centre Theatre in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Gemma Jones, Paul Shelley, and Ann Mitchell in the cast.

-   (1974) He played the Page Boy in the play, "Ruling the Roost," in an Actors' Company production at the Wimbledon Theatre in Wimbledon, London, England with John Woodvine, Sheila Reid, Caroline Blakiston, and Paola Dionisotti in the cast. Richard Cottrell was director.

-   (1974) He played Edgar in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," in an Actors' Company production at the Wimbledon Theatre in Wimbledon, London, England with Robert Eddison,Edward Petherbridge, John Woodvine, Ronald Radd, and Matthew Long in the cast. David William was director.

-   (October 1973) He acted in William Congreve's play, "The Way of the World," and Ronald Hingley adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, "The Wood Demon," in an Actors' Company production at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Caroline Blakiston, Robert Eddison, Marian Diamond, Robin Ellis, Paola Dionisotti, Tenniel Evans, Sharon Duce, Matthew Long, Margery Mason, Sheila Reid, Juan Moreno, John Tordoff, Edward Petherbridge, and John Woodvine in the cast. David William and David Giles were directors.

-   (1972) He played Giovanni in John Ford's play, "Tis Pity She's A Whore," in an Actors' Company production at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England with Felicity Kendall, Robert Eddison, Juan Moreno, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Middlemass, Tenniel Evans, Robin Ellis, John Tordoff, Ronnie Stevens, Jack Shepherd, Matthew Long, Moira Redmond, Sheila Reid, Margery Mason, Annette Badland, Caroline Blakiston, and Marian Diamond in the cast. David Giles was director.

-   (2006) He acted in Mark Ravenhill's play, "The Cut," at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Deborah Findlay, Emma Beattie, Tom Burke, Jimmy Akingbola, and Bindu De Stoppani in the cast. Michael Grandage was director.

-   (2003) He acted in August Strindberg's play, "Dance of Death," at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Frances De La Tour and Owen Teale in the cast. Sean Mathias was director.

-   (2003) He acted in Henrik Ibsen's play, "An Enemy of the People," at the National Theatre in London, England with Penny Downie, Alan Cox, Stephen Moore, and John Woodvine in the cast.

-   (1988) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Acting Shakespeare," at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England.

-   (1988) He acted in Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Henceforward," at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Jane Asher, Serena Evans, and Michael Simkins in the cast.

-   (1965) He played Claudio in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens, Albert Finney, Derek Jacobi, Lynn Redgrave, Edward Petherbridge, Frank Finlay, Ronald Pickup, Michael York, and Christopher Timothy in the cast. Franco Zeffirelli was director.

-   (1972) He directed Donald Howarth's play, "Three Months Gone," at the Liverpool Playhouse in Liverpool, Merseyside, England with Geraldine Newman, James Hazeldine, Robert Grange, June Watson, Anthony Baird, and Geoffrey Bateman in the cast.

-   (1973) He directed 'Ronald Mavor' (qv)'s play, "A Private Matter", at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with 'Alastair Sim' (qv), 'Derek Fowlds' (qv), 'Peter Cellier' (qv) and 'Dorothy Reynolds (I)' (qv) in the cast.

-   (1973) He directed 'Ronald Mavor' (qv)'s play, "A Private Matter", at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland with 'Alastair Sim' (qv), 'Dorothy Reynolds (I)' (qv), 'Derek Fowlds' (qv) and 'Peter Cellier' (qv) in the cast.

-   (1984) He acted in Thomas Otway's play, "Venice Preserv'D," in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Jane Lapotaire, Brewster Mason, Michael Pennington, Stephanie Beacham, Edward De Souza, and Hugh Paddick in the cast. Peter Gill was director.

-   (1985) He acted in John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi," in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Stephen Moore, Amanda Redman, Sara Kestelman, Michael Bryant, and Tim Curry in the cast. Peter Wood was director.

-   (1985) He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "The Real Inspector Hound," and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Critic," in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Roy Kinnear, Edward Petherbridge, Selina Cadell, Greg Hicks, Claire Moore, Eleanor Bron, Jonathan Hyde, and Laurance Rudic in the cast. Tom Stoppard also directed "The Real Inspector Hound." Sheila Hancock directed "The Critic."

-   (December 1985-January 1986) He acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe, Lyttelton, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Peter Shaffer's play, "Yonadab;" Tom Stoppard's play, "The Real Inspector Hound;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Critic;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "A Chorus of Disapproval;" Howard Brenton and David Hare's play, "Pravda;" William Congreve's play, "Love for Love;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Mrs. Warren's Profession;" Richard Peaslee's play, "Animal Farm;" John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Athol Fugard's play, "The Road to Mecca;" and William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" with Robin Bailey, Ian Bartholomew, Alan Bates, Eleanor Bron, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, Selina Cadell, Charlotte Cornwell, Gemma Craven, Michael Gambon, Sheila Hancock, Greg Hicks, Anthony Hopkins, Kelly Hunter, Jonathan Hyde, Sara Kestelman, Roy Kinnear, Leigh Lawson, Nigel Le Vaillant, Hugh Lloyd, Tim McInnery, Stephen Moore, Claire Moore, Wendy Morgan, Bill Nighy, Bob Peck, Edward Petherbridge, Joan Plowright, Amanda Redman, Moira Redmond, Imelda Staunton, and Jane Wenham in the cast.

-   (January-February 1986, June 1986, October-December 1986) He acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Peter Shaffer's play, "Yonadab;" Tom Stoppard's plays, "The Real Inspector Hound," and "Dalliance;" Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, "The Critic;" Alan Ayckbourn's plays, "A Chorus of Disapproval," and "Tons of Money;" Howard Brenton's play, "Pravda;" Neil Simon's play, "Brighton Beach Memoirs;" William Congreve's play, "Love for Love;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "Mrs Warren's Profession;" John Webster's play, "The Duchess of Malfi,;" Charlotte Chandler's play, "Not About Heroes;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet," and "King Lear;" Athol Fugard's play, "The Road to Mecca;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's play, "The Threepenny Opera;" Sarah Daniels's play, "Neaptide;" play, "Futurists;" David Wood's play, "The Pied Piper;" Richard Peaslee's play, "Animal Farm;" Franz Werfel's play, "Jacobowsky and The Colonel;" Arthur Wing Pinero's play, "The Magistrate;" David Hare's play, "The Bay At Nice;" Arthur Miller's play, "The American Clock;" Stephen Poliakoff's play, "Coming In To Land;" and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz's play, "The Mother;" with Robin Bailey, Desmond Barrit, Alan Bates, Suzanne Bertish, Brenda Blethyn, Eleanor Bron, Michael Bryant, Yvonne Bryceland, Selina Cadell, Simon Cadell, David Calder, Charlotte Cornwell, Gemma Craven, Tim Curry, Daniel Day Lewis, Frances De La Tour, Sally Dexter, Russell Dixon, Simon Dutton, Julian Fellowes, Alison Fiske, Michael Gambon, Robert Glenister, Sheila Hancock, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Head, Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins, Anthony Hopkins, Kelly Hunter, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jonathan Hyde, Barry Ingham, Sara Kestelman, Roy Kinnear, Leigh Lawson, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nigel Le Vaillant, Hugh Lloyd, Stephen Mackintosh, Anna Massey, Tim McInnery, Claire Moore, Stephen Moore, Wendy Morgan, Bill Nighy, Bob Peck, Edward Petherbridge, Joan Plowright, Amanda Redman, Moira Redmond, Jack Shepherd, Michael Simkins, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Stewart, Ken Stott, Zoe Wanamaker, Marcia Warren, Jane Wenham, and Irene Worth in the cast.

-   (May 1989-December 1989) He acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's plays, "Hedda Gabler," and "Whale;" David Lan and Joshua Sobol's play, "Ghetto;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" David Storey's play, "The March on Russia;" Sean O'Casey's play, "Juno and the Paycock;" David Hare's play, "The Secret Rapture;" Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Voysey Inheritance;" Felix Lupe De Ovega's play, "Fuente Ovejuna;" Teatro Del Sur's production of the play "Tango Varsoviano;" Frank Galati's stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, "The Grapes of Wrath," in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production from Chicago, Illinois; Dion Boucicault's play, "The Shaughraun;" David Mamet's play, "Speed-The-Plow;" the play, "The Long Wat Round;" Pedro Calderon De La Barca's play, "Schism in England;" Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya," in a Moscow Art Theatre production from the Soviet Union; play, "Suicide for Love," in a Ninagawa Company production from Japan; Patricia Gordon's play, "The Magic Carpet;" Luigi Pirandello's play, "Man Beast and Virtue;" Georges Farquhar's play, "The Beaux Strategem;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Person of Sichuan;" Oliver Wilde's play, "Salome;" August Wilson's play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom;" and Martin Sherman's play, "Bent;" with Sheila Ballantine, David Bamber, Steven Berkoff, Brenda Blethyn, Richard Bonneville, Michael Bryant, Suzanne Burden, David Burke, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jason Carter, Michael Cashman, John Castle, Constance Chapman, Maria Charles, Ian Charleson, Graham Crowden, Jonathan Cullen, Daniel Day Lewis, Judi Dench, Susan Engel, Trevor Eve, Oliver Ford-Davies, Maria Friedman, Aidan Gillen, Stella Gonet, Frank Grimes, Jane Gurnett, George Harris, Tony Haygarth, Janet Henfrey, Guy Henry, David Horovitch, Geoffrey Hutchings, Harold Innocent, Alex Jennings, Paul Jesson, Rachel Joyce, James Laurenson, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Mark Lockyer, Alfred Molina, Jeremy Northam, Richard O'Callaghan, Bill Owen, Bill Paterson, Clarke Peters, Edward Petherbridge, Angela Pleasance, Pete Postlethwaite, Hugh Quarshie, Stephen Rashbrook, Crispin Redman, Terence Rigby, Linus Roache, Norman Rodway, Clive Rowe, Patsy Rowlands, Katharine Schlesinger, Fiona Shaw, Malcolm Sinclair, Maggie Steed, Juliet Stevenson, Jo Stone-Fewings, Tilda Swinton, Sian Thomas, Susan Tracy, Bridget Turner, June Watson, Janet Whiteside, Toyah Wilcox, Emil Wolk, and John Woodvine in the cast.


-   Mark Barratt. _Ian Mckellen : An Unofficial Biography._ Virgin Books, 2005. ISBN 1852272511


-   [on his first theatre experience, "Peter Pan"] I wasn't over-impressed. For one thing it wasn't a real crocodile and I could see the wires.

-   I think it's one thing to declare your sexuality, if you care about what that is. It's another thing to start talking in public about what you do in private and who you do it with. It's not that they [my significant others] don't want to be identified as gay, but that they don't want to be identified as ... with me.

-   Many unthinking people just don't like the idea of gays joining in their games, nor in the military and, it would seem, in the movies.

-   When I, as Gandalf, meet Bilbo or Frodo at home, I bump my head on the rafters. ['J.R.R. Tolkien' (qv)] didn't think to mention it.

-   I am encouraged by the theatricality of ['J.R.R. Tolkien' (qv)'s] readings - full of rhythm and humor and characterization. Without question Gandalf is like Tolkien but then so, I suspected, are Frodo and Aragorn.

-   I've had enough of being a gay icon! I've had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career's taken off. I want a quiet life. I'm going back into the closet. But I can't get back into the closet, because it's absolutely jam-packed full of other actors.

-   I ... think of the Bible as great literature rather than great history; great imagination rather than reliable witness. Whatever, it is not as a law book that I respect the Bible.

-   Acting is no longer about lying. It's now about revealing the truth. People are at ease with me now. Honesty is the best policy.

-   "The Lord of the Rings" is a mythology, it is a fairy tale, it's an adventure story. It never happened. Except somewhere in our hearts.

-   It wasn't exactly a mistake, but if there's anything I regret, it's probably having disguised my own native accent. Actors of my generation all tended to speak RP [received pronunciation]. Of course, it's all different now and drama students are encouraged to keep their regional accents and be able to do RP when required. Even at the BBC these days there's no standardised accent, and I rather think that's a good thing.

-   [12/5/03, about the cheering fans outside the InterContinentel Hotel, where he was staying in Wellington, New Zealand:] It's like several Christmases all come at once. They all love Gandalf, but I'm like Father Christmas in the shop. I'm not the real one.

-   [12/5/03, on initially thinking it crazy to release the LOTR trilogy 12 months apart] I thought people wouldn't remember what happened a year ago. But I hadn't factored that they would be so successful at the box office, and that so many people would buy the DVD and videos in between the release of each film. I had thought the whole enterprise was doomed, because of the release pattern. I'm very happy to have been proved wrong.

-   They'll let me play a gray-bearded wizard, but they still wouldn't cast a young gay actor - who was out - in a straight romantic lead.

-   They didn't call it marriage, although you can call it anything you want. The one thing you cannot mention is God, that is absolutely verboten. I suppose I'm a bit mean-spirited, but I really can't see why the government couldn't just say gay people can get married - that would have been true equality and so much simpler. But that hasn't been done because they couldn't face the furore. So they've passed a law that is not available to straight people - straight people cannot have a civil partnership, they have to get married - extraordinary.

-   If _The Da Vinci Code (2006)_ (qv) had been filming in a place where it rains a lot, I probably wouldn't have done it. Quite low down in the list is "How much am I going to be paid?" I'd say I was quite cheap, but my main feeling about money is that I don't want to feel as though I'm being taken advantage of. Certainly, I'm cheaper than 'Anthony Hopkins (I)' (qv). The other actors they asked to play Gandalf wouldn't go to New Zealand on that money for that length of time. I thought it would be a bit of an adventure. Tony Hopkins didn't think it would be an adventure. Tony is part of Hollywood. I'm an eccentric English actor, and there's a lot of us around.

-   If I was a star, it would be difficult to go off and do _"Coronation Street" (1960)_ (qv). So I guess I'm not a star.

-   Nobody has ever looked to Hollywood for social advance. Hollywood is a dream factory. I love the way that conservatives think that Hollywood is a bed of radicalism - it couldn't be more staid and old-ladyship if it tried. The audience don't give a blind whatever about the sexuality of actors. Gay people fancy straight people and vice-versa. It's all in the head, so what does it matter? You're not going to meet 'Heath Ledger'. You're not going to find out . . . It's the image you're looking at and falling in love with. There will be girls who go and see those two unhappy gay cowboys and go home and have fantasy dreams about them. Lovely!

-   It may be my rather puritanical upbringing at odds with my inborn laziness that makes me feel guilty at the end of the day, unless I am able to point at some achievement. But this need be no more impressive than cooking a meal or going for a long walk.

-   I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.

-   I've often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer at the front saying, "This is fiction." I mean, walking on water? I mean, it takes an act of faith.

-   It is very, very, very difficult for an American actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality. And even more difficult for a woman if she's lesbian. It's very distressing to me that that should be the case. The film industry is very old fashioned in California.

-   My confidence only really peaked when I was 49 and said, "Yes, I'm gay."

-   In theatre, I have been able to take parts I didn't think I could do - you have time to rehearse and learn. In movies, they want you to do what they know you can do - there isn't the time.

-   I looked down from my terrace hanging over the Thames one morning. It was low tide and there, stranded on the pebbles, was a four-legged corpse - hairless, white and bloated. Was it a calf or a sheep or a goat or a dog? I stared at it until the tide rose and washed it away. For 24 hours I was off my food. When I started eating again, I couldn't face meat - fresh or tinned. Overnight I was vegetarian and I have been for 15 years or more. I've seen the pictures of factory farming and followed the politics of mad cow disease and felt effortlessly superior. Yet it's not reason or conscience that keeps me off meat and fowl--and these days fish, too--just a memory of that unidentifiable, decomposing body on the beach.

-   About the 2008 death of Brad Renfro: "I first caught sight of Brad Renfro when he was kicking a football around with Bryan Singer on the half-built set of Apt Pupil in Hollywood. He was a kid having fun and that's how I shall always remember him. But he was more than that. He was a proper actor and when we worked together he was determined to be accepted as such. On set, he was blusteringly confident although it was obvious he would have benefited from training as an actor. Yet, as Todd, the disturbed teenager in Apt Pupil, he tapped into an inner demonic world and carried the film on his young shoulders. He longed to belong in the alien world which perhaps in the end overwhelmed him. He was only 25 and it is dreadful we shan't see all that he might have achieved."

-   I didn't like my character. He didn't seem very deep. He just seemed a representative of evil. - On _Apt Pupil (1998)_ (qv).

-   When I act, some people fancy me and some of them are women. There we are! What's the problem? They don't believe me when I say I am in love with a woman?...They don't believe me when I say I am a wizard? They believe me even though they know I am not. It's all nonsense. Everyone knows we are acting. [In a Reuters interview, responding to those who say that gay actors shouldn't come out because then no one will find them believable in romantic scenes with actors of the opposite gender.]

-   Don't give up the projects you really want for some extra time with your girlfriend or because you don't want to miss a holiday with your family. They'll understand. Just don't have any regrets.

-   I often get mistaken for 'Dumbledore'. One wizard is very much like another.

-   [on 'coming out' as being gay] I immediately felt better in every way. I felt relieved that I wasn't lying. You know, when I was growing up in England, there were no gay clubs I knew about. There were no bars. Homosexuals were shamed publicly and imprisoned. You were on your own, looking over your shoulder all the time, hoping in the handshake of a stranger that he might be somebody gay. The first film role I deliberately chose to play after I came out was a raging heterosexual, John Profumo. I was just a little bit worried about whether I could carry out the bed scenes.

-   I'm a snob about standards. But I don't find anything odd at all in being known for playing Gandalf. I couldn't be happier about it. Other people tend to get snobbish on my behalf. 'It must be dreadful to always be thought of as Gandalf', they say. Well I can't always be thought of as Richard III.


-   (December 2007) London E14, England


-   _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ (qv) -> £4,000,000

-   _The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)_ (qv) -> £5,000,000


-   "Time Out Chicago" (USA), 13 December 2012, Iss. 407, pg. 24, by: Novid Parsi, "'I find heterosexuality extremely interesting'"

-   "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 19 December 2008, Iss. 6921, pg. 4 - 5, by: Christina Patterson, "The Bard and me [The Big Interview]"

-   "Radio Times" (UK), 16 December 2006, Vol. 331, Iss. 4315, pg. 129, by: Rupert Smith, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A 600-year-old tale that was first translated by the author of 'The Lord of the Rings'"

-   "Hollywood Life" (USA), May 2006, Vol. 17, Iss. 3, pg. 86-87+107, by: Rebello, Stephen, ""Ian's X-cellent Summer""

-   "G2 (Guardian supplement)" (UK), 20 May 2004, pg. 4, by: Ian McKellen, "In the spirit of Bergman"

-   "The Independent Review" (UK), 20 May 2004, pg. 5, "You Ask the Questions"

-   "Widescreen" (Germany), 19 May 2004, Iss. 06/2004, pg. 58-59, by: Karen Martin/Silke Tittel, "Mit Gandalf würde ich gerne einen Abend verbringen"

-   "Total Film" (UK), February 2004, Iss. 85, pg. 86-90, "The Total Film Interview"

-   "The Times" (U.K.), 17 February 2003, by: Benedict Nightingale, "Gandalf the grateful"

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 25 December 2001, pg. 36-38+40-45, by: Bruce C. Steele, "The Knight's Crusade"

-   "Cinema" (Greece), April 1999, Iss. 100, pg. 48,49, by: Marion Mihelidaki, "To vasilio mou gia ena ... oscar"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 13 November 1998, Iss. 458, p. 40-41, by: Dave Karger, "A Knight to Remember"

-   "Out" (USA), September1993, pg. 18+19, by: Beth Coleman, "A Knight's Out"


-   "Reader's Digest" (UK), December 2012, pg. 40-45, by: Benji Wilson (words) Sarah Dunn (photos), "Boogie Knight"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 14 July 2008, Vol. 157, Iss. 54,371, pg. E2, by: Julie Bloom, "Ian McKellen Confronts Anglican Church on Gays"

-   "The Guardian" (UK), 7 May 2007, by: Germaine Greer, "So Ian McKellen drops his trousers to play King Lear. That sums up the RSC's whole approach"

-   "The Observer" (UK), 18 March 2007, by: Jay Rayner, "The man who would be king"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 19 May 2006, Vol. 1, Iss. 877, pg. 27-28, by: Wolk, Josh, ""Spotlight: Ian McKellen""

-   "The Independent" (UK), 22 April 2005, Iss. 5576, pg. 3, by: Louise Jury, "Sir Ian of the Rovers: McKellen makes his 'Coronation Street' debut"

-   "The Scotsman" (UK), 11 March 2005, by: Angus Howarth, "Rovers Return of the King as Sir Ian signs up to Corrie"

-   "The Daily Express" (England, UK), 17 July 2003, pg. 32, by: Kathryn Spencer, Julie Carpenter & Kate Bohdanowicz

-   "The Times" (U.K.), 17 February 2003, by: Benedict Nightingale, "Gandalf the grateful"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 22 February 2002, Vol. -, Iss. 640/641, pg. 60-61, by: Gillian Flynn, "Best Supporting Actor: Ian McKellan"

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 18 January 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 635, pg. 50-51, by: Gillian Flynn, "Nobody Beats The Wiz"

-   "The Washington Post" (USA), 16 December 2001, pg. G1+G4-G5, by: Chip Crews, "Ian McKellen, Into the 'Ring'"

-   "Premiere" (USA), July 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 11, pg. 109, by: Andy Webster, "Filmography"

-   "Total Film" (Hungary), May 1999, Iss. 3, pg. 18-19, by: Tom Dawson

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 1 March 1999, Iss. 474, pg. 18-19, by: Dave Karger

-   "Movieline" (USA), November 1998, Vol. 10, Iss. 3, pg. 62-64, by: Stephen Farber, "Truth and Consequences"

-   "Studio" (France), 1996, Iss. 113, pg. 49, by: Michel Rebichon

-   "Cinema" (Germany), 1996, Iss. 4, pg. 23, by: Klaus Dahm


-   "TVFilm" (Netherlands), 19 December 2009, Vol. 26, "Gandalf"

-   "Out" (USA), June 2002, pg. 128, by: Jesse Frohman, "Face Time"

-   "L'Uomo Vogue" (Italy), September 1999, pg. 206-237, by: Bruce Weber, "A London Portfolio"


-   "Reader's Digest" (UK), December 2012

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 13 July 2012, Iss. 1215

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 2 April 2002

-   "Cinema" (Hungary), January 2002, Iss. 122

-   "Filmcsillag" (Hungary), January 2002, Vol. 2, Iss. 1

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 25 December 2001

-   "The Big Issue" (UK), 8 December 2001

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 16 November 2001, Vol. 1, Iss. 625

-   "The Advocate" (USA), 15 August 2000

-   "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 28 April 2000, Vol. 1, Iss. 537

-   "L'Uomo Vogue" (Italy), September 1999

-   "Out" (USA), September 1993

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  48. The Academy (2009)
  49. The Academy Part 2: First Impressions (2009)
  50. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009) (TV)
  51. The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2009 (2009) (TV)
  52. "Cinema 3" (1984) {(2009-09-26)}
  53. "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2009) {(#1.143)}
  54. "Live from Studio Five" (2009) {(#1.46)}
  55. "The Paul O'Grady Show" (2004) {(2009-10-13)}
  56. "The Prisoner" (2009) {Episode 1: Arrival (#1.1)}
  57. "The Prisoner" (2009) {Episode 2: Harmony (#1.2)}
  58. "The Prisoner" (2009) {Episode 3: Anvil (#1.3)}
  59. "The Prisoner" (2009) {Episode 4: Darling (#1.4)}
  60. "The Prisoner" (2009) {Episode 5: Schizoid (#1.5)}
  61. "The Prisoner" (2009) {Episode 6: Checkmate (#1.6)}
  62. "The View" (1997) {(2009-11-05)}
  63. "The View" (1997) {(2009-11-06)}
  64. "This Morning" (1988) {(2009-02-09)}
  65. "What's on Theatre" (2008)
  66. King Lear (2008) (TV)
  67. Spisok korabley (2008)
  68. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2008) (TV)
  69. "Great Performances" (1970) {King Lear (#37.12)}
  70. "Sunday AM" (2005) {(#3.35)}
  71. "Sunday AM" (2005) {(#3.41)}
  72. "The Friday Night Project" (2005) {(#6.4)}
  73. "The ONE Show" (2006) {(2008-12-18)}
  74. Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (2007) (V)
  75. For the Love of God (2007)
  76. Guerrilla Distribution (2007) (V)
  77. Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! (2007) (TV)
  78. Stardust (2007)
  79. The Golden Compass (2007)
  80. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2007) (TV)
  81. "Mornings with Kerri-Anne" (2002) {(2007-07-27)}
  82. "Parkinson" (1971) {(2007-11-10)}
  83. "Sunday AM" (2005) {(2007-06-24)}
  84. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(2007-09-17)}
  85. "The Colbert Report" (2005) {William Langewiesche (#3.65)}
  86. "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (2005) {(#4.166)}
  87. Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero (2006) (TV)
  88. Displaced (2006)
  89. Doogal (2006)
  90. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
  91. Flushed Away (2006)
  92. Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Rise of the Witch King (2006) (VG)
  93. Saint of 9/11 (2006)
  94. The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2006) (TV)
  95. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
  96. The Secret Policeman's Ball (2006) (TV)
  97. X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy (2006) (V)
  98. X-Men: The Excitement Continues (2006) (V)
  99. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  100. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2006-05-17)}
  101. "Corazón de..." (1997) {(2006-05-24)}
  102. "Extras" (2005) {Sir Ian McKellen (#2.5)}
  103. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" (2001) {(#10.7)}
  104. "HBO First Look" (1992) {Down the Loo... The Making of 'Flushed Away' (#13.18)}
  105. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (2003) {(#4.248)}
  106. "Last Call with Carson Daly" (2002) {(2006-05-03)}
  107. "Parkinson" (1971) {(2006-11-11)}
  108. "Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003) {(#4.10)}
  109. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2006-06-30)}
  110. "The Bigger Picture" (2005) {(#2.2)}
  111. "This Morning" (1988) {(2006-05-19)}
  112. Asylum (2005)
  113. Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes (2005) (V)
  114. Eighteen (2005)
  115. Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2 (2005) (V)
  116. Magical Voices (2005) (V)
  117. Neverwas (2005)
  118. Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)
  119. The British Soap Awards 2005 (2005) (TV)
  120. The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005) (TV)
  121. The Magic of Music (2005) (V)
  122. The Magic Roundabout (2005)
  123. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2005-02-15)}
  124. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2005-12-06)}
  125. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6017)}
  126. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6018)}
  127. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6019)}
  128. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6022)}
  129. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6026)}
  130. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6028)}
  131. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6029)}
  132. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6030)}
  133. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6031)}
  134. "Coronation Street" (1960) {(#1.6032)}
  135. "The Paul O'Grady Show" (2004) {(#2.37)}
  136. "The Paul O'Grady Show" (2004) {(#3.70)}
  137. "Today" (1952) {(2005-08-03)}
  138. 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (2004) (TV)
  139. DNZ: The Real Middle Earth (2004) (TV)
  140. The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) (TV)
  141. The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV)
  142. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth (2004) (VG)
  143. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004) (VG)
  144. The Olympic Torch Concert Live (2004) (TV)
  145. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2004) (TV)
  146. "Arena" (1975) {Pavarotti: The Last Tenor}
  147. "HARDtalk" (1997) {(2004-02-26)}
  148. "Parkinson" (1971) {(#19.1)}
  149. "Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003) {(#2.7)}
  150. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2004-01-07)}
  151. "The South Bank Show" (1978) {Sir Ian McKellen (#27.13)}
  152. Emile (2003)
  153. National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) (TV)
  154. Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos (2003) (V)
  155. The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled (2003) (TV)
  156. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  157. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (VG)
  158. The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making 'X2' (2003) (V)
  159. The Uncanny Suspects (2003) (V)
  160. X-Factor: The Look of 'X-Men' (2003) (V)
  161. X-Men Production Scrapbook (2003) (V)
  162. X2 (2003)
  163. "4Pop" (2003) {Kuninkaan paluu - tarun päätös (#2.17)}
  164. "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway" (2002) {(#2.8)}
  165. "Churchill" (2003) {The Lion's Roar (#1.2)}
  166. "E! News Daily" (1996) {(2003-11-26)}
  167. "Filmland" (2003) {Filmland Special - Ringenes Herre: Kongen vender tilbage (#2.15)}
  168. "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" (2001) {(#5.14)}
  169. "Frids film" (2002) {(2003-12-18)}
  170. "Have I Got News for You" (1990) {(#26.4)}
  171. "HBO First Look" (1992) {X2: X-Men United (#10.6)}
  172. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) {(2003-12-26)}
  173. "Parkinson" (1971) {(2003-04-12)}
  174. "Paula Zahn Now" (2003) {(2003-12-22)}
  175. "The Simpsons" (1989) {The Regina Monologues (#15.4)}
  176. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#11.221)}
  177. "Tussen de sterren" (2003) {(#1.2)}
  178. 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) (TV)
  179. A Day in the Life of a Hobbit (2002) (V)
  180. Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute (2002) (TV)
  181. Lord of the Piercing (2002) (TV)
  182. Making the Movie (2002) (TV)
  183. Scale (2002) (V)
  184. The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV)
  185. The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV)
  186. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  187. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (VG)
  188. The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' (2002) (V)
  189. The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2002) (TV)
  190. Two Wizards (2002) (V)
  191. "In the Life" (1992) {Taking the Lead (#10.6)}
  192. "Inside the Actors Studio" (1994) {(#9.5)}
  193. "Politically Incorrect" (1993) {(2002-03-01)}
  194. "Richard & Judy" (2001) {(2002-02-13)}
  195. "Saturday Night Live" (1975) {Ian McKellen/Kylie Minogue (#27.15)}
  196. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ian McKellen (#6.81)}
  197. "The View" (1997) {(2002-03-12)}
  198. "The View" (1997) {(2002-12-22)}
  199. A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (2001) (TV)
  200. Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love (2001) (TV)
  201. Quest for the Ring (2001) (TV)
  202. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  203. "Breakfast" (2000) {(2001-12-10)}
  204. "Gomorron" (1992) {Om filmen 'Sagan om ringen'}
  205. "National Geographic Explorer" (1985) {Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings}
  206. "Troldspejlet" (1989) {Troldspejlet special: Ringenes herre - Eventyret om ringen (#27.1)}
  207. 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2000) (TV)
  208. Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)
  209. Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000) (V)
  210. William Shakespeare (2000)
  211. X-Men (2000)
  212. David Copperfield (1999) (TV)
  213. The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV)
  214. The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV)
  215. The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)
  216. The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale (1999) (V)
  217. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1999-03-08)}
  218. "The Daily Show" (1996) {Ian McKellen (#3.102)}
  219. Apt Pupil (1998)
  220. Gods and Monsters (1998)
  221. "Blankety Blank" (1977) {(#15.10)}
  222. "Face to Face" (1994) {Ian McKellen}
  223. A Bit of Scarlet (1997)
  224. An Audience with Elton John (1997) (TV)
  225. Bent (1997)
  226. Surviving Friendly Fire (1997)
  227. Swept from the Sea (1997)
  228. The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1997) (TV)
  229. "Great Composers" (1997) {Tchaikovsky}
  230. "Heroes of Comedy" (1995) {Alastair Sim (#2.3)}
  231. "Light Lunch" (1997) {UK for Hollywood (#2.13)}
  232. "The Sunday Programme" (1994) {(1997-09-28)}
  233. An Evening with Lily Savage (1996) (TV)
  234. Rasputin (1996) (TV)
  235. "TFI Friday" (1996) {(#1.6)}
  236. "The Charlie Rose Show" (1991) {(1996-01-05)}
  237. "The Sunday Programme" (1994) {(1996-10-27)}
  238. Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV)
  239. Jack & Sarah (1995)
  240. Restoration (1995)
  241. Richard III (1995)
  242. Thin Ice (1995)
  243. David Macaulay: Roman City (1994) (TV)
  244. I'll Do Anything (1994)
  245. The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1994) (TV)
  246. The Shadow (1994)
  247. To Die For (1994)
  248. "Tales of the City" (1993)
  249. And the Band Played On (1993) (TV)
  250. Camp Christmas (1993) (TV)
  251. Last Action Hero (1993)
  252. Out There (1993) (TV)
  253. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
  254. The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
  255. "Arena" (1975) {Radio Night: The Seven Ages of Radio (#6.1)}
  256. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) {(#2.147)}
  257. The 46th Annual Tony Awards (1992) (TV)
  258. Pet Shop Boys: Videography (1991) (V)
  259. Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit (1990) (TV)
  260. "Theatre Night" (1985) {Othello (#5.1)}
  261. Countdown to War (1989) (TV)
  262. Scandal (1989)
  263. "The London Programme" (1975) {Saving the Rose Theatre}
  264. "The Media Show" (1987) {(#4.5)}
  265. Showbusiness (1988) (V)
  266. The Evening Standard Drama Awards (1988) (TV)
  267. Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV)
  268. "Forty Minutes" (1981) {Scarfe's Follies (#8.3)}
  269. Zina (1986)
  270. Plenty (1985)
  271. "The South Bank Show" (1978) {D.H. Lawrence}
  272. "The South Bank Show" (1978) {Ian McKellen: Diary of a Year (#9.3)}
  273. "Call My Bluff" (1965/II) {(1984-11-16)}
  274. "Call My Bluff" (1965/II) {(1984-11-23)}
  275. The Keep (1983)
  276. Walter and June (1983) (TV)
  277. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982) (TV)
  278. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) (TV)
  279. Walter (1982) (TV)
  280. Priest of Love (1981)
  281. "Armchair Thriller" (1967) {Dying Day: Part 1: Mr. Skipling is Sentenced to Death (#3.13)}
  282. "Armchair Thriller" (1967) {Dying Day: Part 2: Mr. Skipling Finds a Friend (#3.14)}
  283. "Armchair Thriller" (1967) {Dying Day: Part 3: Mr. Skipling Fights Back (#3.15)}
  284. "Armchair Thriller" (1967) {Dying Day: Part 4: Mr. Skiplng's Day of Reckoning (#3.16)}
  285. "Play for Today" (1970) {The Vanishing Army (#10.24)}
  286. "Amud Ha'Esh" (1979)
  287. A Performance of Macbeth (1979) (TV)
  288. "BBC2 Playhouse" (1974) {Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (#6.2)}
  289. "Call My Bluff" (1965/II) {(1979-04-10)}
  290. "Call My Bluff" (1965/II) {(1979-04-17)}
  291. "Playing Shakespeare" (1979) {Preparing to Perform Shakespeare (#1.2)} {{SUSPENDED}}
  292. "Playing Shakespeare" (1979) {Speaking Shakespearean Verse (#1.1)} {{SUSPENDED}}
  293. "The South Bank Show" (1978) {Royal Shakespeare Company Masterclass: Part 1 (#3.2)}
  294. "The South Bank Show" (1978) {Royal Shakespeare Company Masterclass: Part 2 (#3.3)}
  295. Corvette Summer (1978)
  296. "Jackanory" (1965) {The Moon in the Cloud}
  297. "Late Night Drama" (1973) {Graceless Go I (#1.13)}
  298. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {The Recruiting Officer (#9.3)}
  299. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {Hedda Gabler (#8.2)}
  300. "BBC Show of the Week" (1965) {Keith Michell at Her Majesty's}
  301. "Country Matters" (1972) {Craven Arms (#1.1)}
  302. "ITV Saturday Night Theatre" (1969) {The Last Journey (#4.19)}
  303. The Tragedy of King Richard II (1971) (TV)
  304. Edward II (1970) (TV)
  305. Hamlet (1970/I) (TV)
  306. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {Ross (#6.2)}
  307. "Solo" (1970) {Ian McKellen as John Keats (#1.8)}
  308. A Touch of Love (1969)
  309. Alfred the Great (1969/I)
  310. The Promise (1969)
  311. "BBC Play of the Month" (1965) {Hay Fever (#3.11)}
  312. "David Copperfield" (1966) {'Umble Aspirations (#1.11)}
  313. "David Copperfield" (1966) {Courtship (#1.7)}
  314. "David Copperfield" (1966) {Domestic Tangles (#1.9)}
  315. "David Copperfield" (1966) {Fortunes Restored (#1.12)}
  316. "David Copperfield" (1966) {Home at Last (#1.13)}
  317. "David Copperfield" (1966) {Old Acquaintances (#1.5)}
  318. "David Copperfield" (1966) {The Bachelor Party (#1.6)}
  319. "David Copperfield" (1966) {The Proposal (#1.8)}
  320. "David Copperfield" (1966) {Toll of the Sea (#1.10)}
  321. Sunday Out of Season (1965) (TV)
  322. "The Wednesday Play" (1964) {The Trial and Torture of Sir John Rampayne (#1.37)}
  323. "The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling" (1963) {The Tomb of His Ancestors (#1.6)}

Movies Produced

  1. Richard III (1995) (executive producer)
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