Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. 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 nominations for two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and four BAFTAs. He achieved worldwide fame for his film roles, including the titular King in Richard III (1995), James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998), Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
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Ian Murray McKellen
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claim to fame
|Date of birth||
25 May 1939
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Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Actor, Writer, Voice Artist
5' 11" (180 cm)
Has a tattoo of the Elvish character for 9 on his upper arm
Bolton School, Lancashire, UK
 St Catharine`s College, University of Cambridge (2:2 degree in English)
Independent Talent Group Ltd. (London)
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