Ian McKellen

Age: 74
Birthplace: Burnley, England

Sir Ian Murray McKellen is
an English actor. He has received a Tony Award and two Academy Award
nominations. His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre
to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is known to many for roles such as
Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and as Magneto in the X-Men
films. In 1988, McKellen came out
and announced he was gay. He became a founding member of Stonewall, one of the
United Kingdom's most influential LGBT rights groups, of which he remains a
prominent spokesman. He was made a Commander of
the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979, and knighted in the 1991 New
Year Honours for his outstanding work and contributions to theatre. In the 2008
New Year Honours he was made a Companion of Honour (CH) for services to drama
and to equality.

Movie Character Year
Cmx1rsd2e5yum6gabyzkmshht2g Alfred the Great Roger 1969
Jsxhppex05jzhsmtdmpbvopt0hv A Performance of Macbeth Macbeth 1979
Az1syd4ejuicbamt7jk8bnbvja3 The Scarlet Pimpernel Chauvelin 1982
6zl0yaazph3gehf6xsva8dm7tyr The Keep Dr. Theodore Cuza 1983
Yelurmf2xy3nex17hbbxft6zgr0 Last Action Hero Death 1993
Se61l9s5s6nmycvurx7ry69yhvl The Ballad of Little Jo Percy Corcoran 1993
Paxluajbupddtpwsn4zubyw4cbb The Shadow Dr. Reinhardt Lane 1994
9yex61n0fi7tph8sed5bydfduqb Richard III Richard III 1995
Autuli8z8d6pev0bubcz0gqqflu Bent Uncle Freddie 1997
9uz685asa9grdrwexhhtqojxaf1 Gods and Monsters James Whale 1998
6aadknh1jqtpiwqxehb1gtckhvs Apt Pupil Kurt Dussander 1998
98r0fyu1sssr7puwrg7amjf1z74 David Copperfield Creakle 1999
4kyj7fujzheg7xz8j3ompi7gdww X-Men Eric Lensherr / Magneto 2000
9hg6pinw1koftaky3ldybkookam The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Gandalf the Grey 2001
9mbjbuumbbgngjv1jz2uciybaph The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Gandalf the White 2002
Fdmz0uhwdqzb6atntaoqdfdqd9x X2: X-Men United Eric Lensherr / Magneto 2003
J6ncju6zh7skfien5zdaotmbn4m The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Gandalf the White 2003
3ojzyy9hzqrpxokyl7zygujpdkw Doogal Zebedee 2006
E5tlc0mnhb9tvgczknmnd3xaaku The Da Vinci Code Sir Leigh Teabing 2006
5qpan7zbar6d3fotveimx0qzxhg X-Men: The Last Stand Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006
Gxpiymxdsskncxclbbvdoqqzpyy Flushed Away The Toad 2006
A9gxvponmu961e36x5p3rt4fq5e Stardust Narrator 2007
L5gztrw4gbf0wvoddt4kdxw72ta The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison (voice) 2007
Wdidtaj1gnboa8pff9sxkjv2as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012
Stpx1khjpayrgh2nuwhrcfheazo Muse of Fire Himself 2013
V82ggm4gjdi4lvifewl8ala19tv The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013
W1siziisijiwmtqvmdqvmdcvmdmvmtevndcvndiwl1hrb0z1wxv1r0nlzzlsmvlstglqr2vyvzrqlmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwintv4nzujil1d Miss in Her Teens The Prologue 2014
Ddcbfidyi3bgn5yta9h5xybukc0 X-Men: Days of Future Past Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Future) 2014
Kgxix9cg9e59thhvfhg6v90pkum The Hobbit: There and Back Again Gandalf 2014