May 25, 1939
84 years old
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
69 kg | 152 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Ian Murray McKellen was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, on May 25, 1939, is an English actor.
Young Ian McKellen first started performing on stage, at Bolton Little Theatre.
He was a member of the Marlowe Society at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and appeared in 23 plays.
He landed his professional stage debut in a play "A Man for All Seasons" (1961) in role as Roper, at the Belgrade Theatre.
He made his Broadway debut in a play "The Promise" (1967) in role as Leonidik, at Henry Miller's Theatre.
He got his television debut in British period drama series The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (1964) in episode "The Tomb of His Ancestors", in role as Plowden.
He made his big screen debut in drama movie The Promise (1969) in role as Leonidik.
Ian's breakthrough performance came as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III in drama film Richard III (1995).
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Ian McKellen is 84 years old.
Ian McKellen net worth is around 60 million dollars.
He portrayed Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), for which he was nominated for the Empire Award for Best British Actor
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), for which he was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
He played Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in X-Men films:
X2: X-Men United (2003), for which he was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), for which he was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
The Wolverine (2013) uncredited cameo
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as James Whale in drama film Gods and Monsters (1998).
He won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Kurt Dussander in thriller drama movie Apt Pupil (1998).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his performance as Tsar Nicholas II in biographical historical drama movie Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (1996).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III in British drama film Richard III (1995).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Bill Kraus in docudrama film And the Band Played On (1993).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as King Lear in drama film King Lear (2008).
He was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Norman in drama film The Dresser (2015).
He won the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for his voice role as The Toad in animated adventure comedy film Flushed Away (2006).
Restoration (1995) historical drama as Will Gates
Bent (1997) drama as Uncle Freddie
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) Western as Percy Corcoran
Cold Comfort Farm (1995) comedy as Amos Starkadder
Scandal (1989) drama as John Profumo
The Shadow (1994) superhero as Dr. Reinhardt Lane
The Da Vinci Code (2006) mystery thriller as Sir Leigh Teabing
Six Degrees of Separation (1993) comedy drama as Geoffrey Miller
He voiced Zebedee in animated adventure fantasy film The Magic Roundabout (2005).
He voiced Horatio P. Huntington in animated comedy fantasy movie Animal Crackers (2017).
All Is True (2018) fictional historical as Earl of Southampton
The Good Liar (2019) crime thriller as Roy Courtnay
Infinitum: Subject Unknown (2021) science fiction as Dr. Charles Marland-White
He guest starred in British sitcom Extras (2006) in episode: "Sir Ian McKellen", for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
David Copperfield (1966) BBC serial as David Copperfield
Windmills of the Gods (1988) CBS miniseries as Chairman
He hosted Saturday Night Live (2002), in episode "Ian McKellen/Kylie Minogue".
Coronation Street (2005) British soap opera as Mel Hutchwright / Lionel Hipkiss
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Number Two in AMC/ITV miniseries The Prisoner (2009).
Vicious (2013-2016) British sitcom as Freddie Thornhill
Attended Bolton School in Greater Manchester.
Graduated with a 2:2 in English from Cambridge University.
Has Scottish, Northern Irish and English ancestry.
Has older sister, Jean.
He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Antonio Salieri in a play "Amadeus" (1981), at Broadhurst Theatre.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for his one-man show of Shakespearean monologues "Acting Shakespeare" (1984).
He won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Actor of the Year in a Revival for his role as Michael Platonov in a play "Wild Honey" (1986-1987), at August Wilson Theatre.
He won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his role as Gaius Marcius Coriolanus in a play "Coriolanus" (1984).
Featured in music videos for:
Pet Shop Boys "Heart" (1988)
George Ezra "Listen to the Man" (2014)
He is a vegetarian.
Good friend with actress Rachel Weisz.
He is an atheist.
He is a prominent campaigner for LGBT rights.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1979.
Lives in Limehouse, London, England.
He was in a relationships with Nick Cuthell (2002-2003), Sean Mathias (1978-1987) and Brian Taylor (1964-1972).