Ian McKellen Biography

Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH CBE 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, four BAFTA 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. He was made a Freeman of the city of London in October, 2014. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ian McKellen
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Actor, Voice Actor, Businessperson, Screenwriter
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
May 25, 1939 (79)
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Ian McKellen Timeline
  • 2011-01-10
    Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations
  • 2014-06-18
    Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters
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