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Ian McKellen

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.

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May 25, 1939 In Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Hamlet Revenant 2022
Known For
Poster of Extras
Poster of The Simpsons
Poster of Windmills of the Gods
Poster of Playing Shakespeare
Movie Hamlet Revenant 2022
Movie Animal Crackers Horatio P. Huntington (voice) 2020-07-24
Movie Hating Peter Tatchell Narrator 2020-08-06
Movie The Good Liar Roy Courtnay 2019-11-08
Movie Cats Gus, the Theatre Cat 2019-12-19
Movie National Theatre Live: King Lear King Lear 2018-09-27
Movie McKellen: Playing the Part Himself 2018-05-27
Movie All Is True Earl of Southampton 2018-12-21
Movie The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Himself 2017-03-11
Movie Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth 2017-03-16
Movie The Paul O'Grady Story Himself 2017-06-23
Movie The Roof And Even Yet Another Fan 2016-03-31
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23
Movie Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage Self 2016-12-30
Movie National Theatre Live: No Man's Land Spooner 2016-12-15
Movie Mr. Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2015-06-19
Movie The Dresser Norman 2015-10-31
Movie X-Men: Unguarded Self 2015-07-14
Movie Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014-04-15
Series Trailblazer Honors Himself 2014-06-27
Movie X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old) 2014-05-15
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-10
Movie X-Men: Reunited Himself 2014-11-14
Movie The Wolverine Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (uncredited) 2013-07-23
Series Vicious Freddie Thornhill 2013-04-29
Movie Muse of Fire Himself 2013-09-26
Movie The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin Self 2013-12-03
Movie The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Himself 2013-11-23
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-11
Movie London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony Himself 2012-08-29
Movie Doctor Who: The Snowmen The Great Intelligence (voice) 2012-12-25
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-11-26
Movie The Betty Driver Story Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan) 2011-02-01
Movie Looking for Lowry Himself 2011-04-24
Movie A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation Narrator (voice) 2010-06-25
Series The Prisoner 2 / Curtis 2009-11-15
Movie King Lear King Lear 2008-08-06
Movie For the Love of God The Jackdaw 2007-02-28
Movie Stardust Narrator (voice) 2007-08-09
Movie The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007-12-04
Movie The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006-05-17
Movie Saint of 9/11 Narrator 2006-04-27
Movie Doogal Zebedee (voice) 2006-02-24
Movie X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-24
Movie X-Men: The Excitement Continues Himself 2006-10-02
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy Self 2006-10-02
Movie Flushed Away The Toad (voice) 2006-10-22
Movie The Magic Roundabout Zebedee (voice) 2005-02-02
Movie Ringers - Lord of the Fans 2005-01-21
Movie Eighteen Jason Anders (voice) 2005-01-01
Series Doctor Who Voice of the Snowman 2005-03-26
Movie The Hobart Shakespeareans Himself 2005-09-06
Series Extras Ian McKellen 2005-07-21
Movie Asylum Dr. Peter Cleave 2005-09-09
Movie Neverwas Gabriel Finch 2005-09-09
Series The Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Movie Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! Himself 2004-07-23
Movie Home of the Horse Lords Self 2004-12-14
Movie Designing Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Movie From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter Self 2004-12-14
Movie Cameras in Middle-Earth Self 2004-12-14
Movie The Passing of an Age Self 2004-12-14
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Movie X-Factor: The Look of X-Men Himself 2003-02-11
Movie Émile Emile 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie X-Men: Premieres Around the World Himself 2003-02-11
Movie X-Men: The Uncanny Suspects Himself 2003-02-11
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf 2003-12-01
Movie X2 Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2003-04-24
Movie Designing Middle-Earth Self 2003-11-18
Movie The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 Himself 2003-11-25
Movie X-Men: Production Scrapbook Himself 2003-11-02
Series Churchill Himself - Narrator (voice) 2003-10-08
Movie The Road Goes Ever On... Self - Gandalf 2002-11-12
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Movie From Book to Script Self - Gandalf 2002-11-12
Movie Scale Self 2002-11-12
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf 2002-12-18
Movie Cameras in Middle-Earth Self - Gandalf 2002-11-12
Movie Weta Workshop Self - Gandalf 2002-11-12
Movie Quest for the Ring Himself 2001-11-29
Movie A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' Himself 2001-12-09
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf 2001-12-18
Movie National Geographic - Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring Self 2001-12-23
Movie Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man Narrator (voice) 2000-05-05
Movie X-Men: The Mutant Watch Himself 2000-08-11
Movie X-Men Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2000-07-13
Series David Copperfield Creakle 1999-12-25
Movie Gods and Monsters James Whale 1998-01-21
Movie Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998-10-23
Movie Swept from the Sea Dr. James Kennedy 1998-01-23
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie A Bit Of Scarlet Narrator 1997-06-20
Movie Bent Uncle Freddie 1997-11-26
Movie Rasputin Tsar Nicholas II 1996-03-23
Movie Jack & Sarah William 1995-06-02
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Amos Starkadder 1995-01-01
Movie Richard III Richard III 1995-12-29
Movie Restoration Will Gates 1995-12-29
Movie David Macaulay: Roman City Augustus Caesar (voice) 1994-02-15
Movie I'll Do Anything John Earl McAlpine 1994-02-04
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994-07-01
Movie To Die For Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice) 1994-12-02
Movie Last Action Hero Death 1993-06-18
Movie The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993-08-20
Movie And the Band Played On Bill Kraus 1993-09-11
Movie Six Degrees of Separation Geoffrey Miller 1993-12-08
Series Tales of the City Archibald Anson Gidde 1993-09-28
Movie Othello Iago 1990-06-23
Movie Scandal John Profumo 1989-03-03
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Windmills of the Gods Chairman 1988-02-07
Movie Walter Walter 1986-07-01
Movie Plenty Sir Andrew Charleson 1985-09-20
Movie Zina Kronfeld 1985-11-01
Series Playing Shakespeare 1984-07-29
Movie Walter and June Walter 1983-04-30
Movie The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983-12-16
Movie Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982-04-25
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982-11-09
Movie Priest of Love D.H. Lawrence 1981-10-11
Movie Macbeth Macbeth 1979-02-02
Series An Audience with... Himself 1978-01-08
Series Armchair Thriller Anthony Skipling 1978-02-21
Movie The Vanishing Army 1978-11-29
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Playhouse 1974-03-13
Series Country Matters David Masterman 1972-08-20
Movie Hedda Gabler George Tesman 1972-10-20
Movie Edward II King Edward 1970-08-06
Movie Alfred the Great Roger 1969-10-08
Movie A Touch of Love George Matthews 1969-08-19
Movie The Promise 1969-12-01
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 Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18