You can always pick out stage actors at the Oscars: they know how to walk.
So it's joyful to me, in my 71st year, to be able to be in a play that is absolutely right for my age and my experience, and that is a popular success. What more could you ask as an actor?
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|Birth:||25th May, 1939|
Sir Ian Murray McKellen was born in Burnley, England. He is an English stage and screen actor. He started his professional career in 1961 at the Belgrade Theatre as a member of their highly regarded repertory company. In the 1970s he became a stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. His role in several films include: The Promise, A Touch of Love, Priest of Love, Plenty, Scandal, The Shadow, Richard III(nominated- BAFTA Award for best actor), Jack and Sarah, Gods and Monsters(nominated- Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, won- Critics' Choice Movie Award for best actor), X-Men, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(nominated- Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Award for best actor), Emile, Neverwas, Asylum, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Mr. Holmes. His role in television include: David Copperfield(TV serial), Countdown to War(TV film), King Lear(TV film), The Prisoner(miniseries), Vicious (TV series), and The Dresser(TV film, nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor). He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979. He was knighted by Elizabeth II in 1991. He has been openly gay since 1988, and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide.
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