Ian McKellen

Age: 78
Born: May 25, 1939
Burnley, Lancashire, England


Beauty and the Beast 2017
The Dresser 2016
Vicious: The Complete Second Season 2015
Mr. Holmes 2015
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014 Gandalf
Theatreland 2014
Vicious: Season One 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 Gandalf
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 Gandalf the Grey
Acting Shakespeare 2010
The Prisoner 2010
Great Performances: King Lear 2009
Neverwas 2007
Displaced 2007 (voice)
Stardust 2007 (voice)
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto
Flushed Away 2006 (voice)
David Copperfield 2006
Saint of 9/11 2006 (voice)
The Da Vinci Code 2006 Sir Leigh Teabing
Doogal 2006 (voice)
Emile 2005
Asylum 2005
SNL: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2004
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King 2003 Gandalf
X2: X-Men United 2003 "Magneto"
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers 2002
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring 2001
X-Men 2000
Apt Pupil 1998
Gods And Monsters 1998
Bent 1997
Swept from the Sea 1997
Rasputin 1996
Cold Comfort Farm 1995
Restoration 1995
Richard III 1995
Jack & Sarah 1995
The Shadow 1994
Last Action Hero 1993
Six Degrees Of Separation 1993
The Ballad Of Little Jo 1993
And The Band Played On 1993
Scandal 1989
Zina 1985
Walter And June 1983
The Keep 1983
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982
Walter 1982
Priest Of Love 1981
Macbeth 1979
Edward II 1970
Thank You All Very Much 1969
A Touch Of Love 1969
The Promise 1969

Profile created on December 20, 2001.

Did you know?

  • Ian earned his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth in 1990.
  • Ian is openly gay. He came forward in 1988 when Margaret Thatcher moved for "section 28," which would make the public promotion of homosexuality a crime.
  • Ian's long-time partner is director Sean Mathias.
  • Ian performs mostly on stage, particularly Shakespeare.
  • Ian graduated from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1961. The thespian took his time earning his Bachelor of Arts, putting more of his efforts into acting than schooling.
  • Ian bought his first home when he was only 17 years old.

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