Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

British, Actor
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Ian McKellen

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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Full name at birth
Ian Murray McKellen
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Date of birth
25 May 1939
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Place of birth
Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
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Actor, Writer, Voice Artist
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Height
5' 11" (180 cm)
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  • Scottish, Northern Irish, and English descent....
  • Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing....
  • Distinctively calm style of speaking....
  • Has played the vampire in the music video "Heart" by Pet Shop Boys....
  • Began acting as a means of escape from mourning after his mother's death and constant bullying at school from fellow students....
  • Originally aspired to be a journalist....
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Has a tattoo of the Elvish character for 9 on his upper arm
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Net worth
$55,000,000 USD
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High school
Bolton School, Lancashire, UK
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University
[1961] St Catharine`s College, University of Cambridge (2:2 degree in English)
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Talent agency
Independent Talent Group Ltd. (London)
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