Ian McKellen



Place of birth:

Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. 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.


Animal Crackers (2017)
as Horatio P. Huntington (voice)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
as Cogsworth
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (2016)
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land (2016)
as Spooner
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)
The Roof (2016)
as And Even Yet Another Fan
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (2015)
as Gandalf
The Appendices Part 11: The Gathering Storm (2015)
as Himself/Gandalf the Grey
The Dresser (2015)
as Norman
Mutant vs. Machine: The Making of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2015)
as Himself
X-Men: Unguarded (2015)
as Himself
Mr. Holmes (2015)
as Sherlock Holmes
The Battle of Dol Guldur (2015)
as Gandalf
There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut (2015)
as Gandalf
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
as Gandalf
X-Men: Reunited (2014)
as Himself
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old)
Miss in Her Teens (2014)
as The Prologue
The Appendices: Part Nine - Into the Wilderland: The Chronicles of The Hobbit - Part 2 (2013)
as himself
The Appendices: Part Ten - The Journey to Erebor (2013)
as himself
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
as Gandalf
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
Muse of Fire (2013)
as Himself
The Wolverine (2013)
as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2012)
The Appendices: Part Seven - A Long-Expected Journey: The Chronicles of The Hobbit - Part 1 (2012)
as himself
The Appendices: Part Eight - Return to Middle-earth (2012)
as himself
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
as Gandalf
London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony (2012)
as Himself
Looking for Lowry (2011)
as Himself
Lady Grey London (2011)
The Prisoner (2009)
as 2
King Lear (2008)
as King Lear
The Golden Compass (2007)
as Iorek Byrnison (voice)
Stardust (2007)
as Narrator (voice)
For the Love of God (2007)
as The Jackdaw
Flushed Away (2006)
as The Toad
X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy (2006)
as Himself
X-Men: The Excitement Continues (2006)
as Himself
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
as Sir Leigh Teabing
Saint of 9/11 (2006)
as Narrator
Doogal (2006)
as Zebedee
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
as Himself
Asylum (2005)
as Dr. Peter Cleave
Neverwas (2005)
as Gabriel Finch
The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005)
as Himself
The Magic Roundabout (2005)
as Zebedee
The Appendices: Part Five (2004)
as Ian McKellen
The Appendices: Part Six (2004)
as Ian McKellen
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
as Gandalf the White
The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 (2003)
as Himself
The Appendices: Part Three (2003)
as Ian McKellen
The Appendices: Part Four (2003)
as Ian McKellen
X2 (2003)
as Eric Lensherr / Magneto
X-Men: The Uncanny Suspects (2003)
as Himself
X-Factor: The Look of X-Men (2003)
as Himself
X-Men: Premieres Around the World (2003)
as Himself
Émile (2003)
as Emile
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
as Gandalf the White
The Appendices: Part One (2002)
as Ian McKellen
The Appendices: Part Two (2002)
as Ian McKellen
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
as Gandalf the Grey
A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (2001)
as Himself
Quest for the Ring (2001)
as Himself
X-Men: Production Scrapbook (2000)
as Himself
X-Men (2000)
as Eric Lensherr / Magneto
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)
as Narrator(Voice)
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000)
as Himself
David Copperfield (1999)
as Creakle
Apt Pupil (1998)
as Kurt Dussander
Swept from the Sea (1998)
as Dr. James Kennedy
Gods and Monsters (1998)
as James Whale
Bent (1997)
as Uncle Freddie
A Bit Of Scarlet (1997)
as Narrator
Rasputin (1996)
as Tsar Nicholas II
Richard III (1995)
as Richard III
Restoration (1995)
as Will Gates
Jack & Sarah (1995)
as William
Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
as Amos Starkadder
To Die For (1994)
as Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Shadow (1994)
as Dr. Reinhardt Lane
I'll Do Anything (1994)
as John Earl McAlpine
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
as Geoffrey Miller
And the Band Played On (1993)
as Bill Kraus
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
as Percy Corcoran
Last Action Hero (1993)
as Death
Othello (1990)
as Iago
Scandal (1989)
as John Profumo
Windmills of the Gods (1988)
as Chairman
Zina (1986)
as Kronfeld
Plenty (1985)
as Sir Andrew Charleson
The Keep (1983)
as Dr. Theodore Cuza
Walter and June (1983)
as Walter
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
as Chauvelin
Walter (1982)
as Walter
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982)
Priest of Love (1981)
as D.H. Lawrence
Macbeth (1979)
as Macbeth
Hedda Gabler (1972)
as George Tesman
Edward II (1970)
as King Edward
The Promise (1969)
Alfred the Great (1969)
as Roger
Thank You All Very Much (1969)
as George Matthews
Richard III (1995)