Sir Ian McKellen has been thrilling audiences for 40 years
on both stage and screen, and has won more than 40 major
international acting awards. For his performance as Gandalf the Grey in
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring McKellen won
a Screen Actors™ Guild Award as best supporting actor and was nominated for an
Oscar. Since then he has starred on Broadway in Strindberg's Dance of
Death and filmed X-Men 2 as, once again, Magneto, the Master
of Magnetism. For the telefilm Rasputin, McKellen was nominated for
an Emmy and won the Golden Globe Award.
Other recent films include Gods and Monsters
(Academy Award nomination for Best Actor), Apt Pupil and Richard III
(co-screenplay writer and executive producer). His many stage performances
are legendary. He has acted in and produced classical and new plays for
the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre in London
and on tour. His solo shows, Acting Shakespeare and A Knight Out,
have been acclaimed throughout the world.
Complete biography available on www.mckellen.com.