Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen Brief Biography

Ian McKellen
Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. Considered one of the greatest actors of his generation and one of the greatest British actors of all time, he is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, 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. Some of his most notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Magneto in the X-Men films, and Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code.

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.

Ian McKellen News

• Emma Watson cares for Dan Stevens in final 'Beauty and the Beast' trailer
• 'Lord of the Rings' stars Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom reunite
• 'Beauty and the Beast' new clip airs during the Golden Globes
• Avid 'Frasier' fan Guillermo del Toro created 'Trollhunters' character for Kelsey Grammer

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