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Ian McKellen

Actor | Writer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 53 wins & 50 nominations More »
AKA 
Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
BORN 
May 25, 1939 (age 77)
HEIGHT 
5' 11" (1.80m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (60 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (43 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for ViciousVicious (TV Series) Freddie Thornhill (14 episodes, 2013–2016)  Less 2013–2016 14
    • The Finale (Jun 19, 2016) Freddie Thornhill  Less
    • Wedding (Sep 27, 2015) Freddie Thornhill  Less
    • Flatmates (Sep 20, 2015) Freddie Thornhill  Less
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  • Primary photo for The DresserThe Dresser (TV Movie) Norman  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for ArtsnightArtsnight (TV Series) Contributor (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for The Five(ish) Doctors RebootThe Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie) Ian McKellen  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Doctor WhoDoctor Who (TV Series) Great Intelligence (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • The Snowmen (Dec 25, 2012) Great Intelligence (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Academy: SpecialThe Academy: Special (TV Movie) Murray  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony: EnlightenmentLondon 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony: Enlightenment (TV Movie) The Tempest - Prospero  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The PrisonerThe Prisoner (TV Mini-series) 2 / Curtis / Un-Two (6 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 6
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  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) King Lear (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for King LearKing Lear (TV Movie) King Lear  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for ExtrasExtras (TV Series) Ian McKellen (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Coronation StreetCoronation Street (TV Series) Mel Hutchwright (10 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005 10
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  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for ChurchillChurchill (TV Series) Narrator (3 episodes, 2003–2004)  Less 2003–2004 3
  • Primary photo for David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield (TV Mini-series) Creakle (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 2
  • Primary photo for RasputinRasputin (TV Movie) Tsar Nicholas II  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Cold Comfort FarmCold Comfort Farm (TV Movie) Amos Starkadder  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Armistead Maupin's Tales of the CityArmistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-series) Archibald Anson Gidde (3 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 3
    • Episode #1.6 (Jan 12, 1994) Archibald Anson Gidde (credit only)  Less
    • Episode #1.5 (Jan 12, 1994) Archibald Anson Gidde  Less
    • Episode #1.3 (Jan 11, 1994) Archibald Anson Gidde  Less
  • Primary photo for And the Band Played OnAnd the Band Played On (TV Movie) Bill Kraus  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Theatre NightTheatre Night (TV Series) Iago (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Countdown to WarCountdown to War (TV Movie) Adolf Hitler  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Windmills of the GodsWindmills of the Gods (TV Mini-series) Chairman (2 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988 2
  • Primary photo for Walter & JuneWalter & June (TV Movie) Walter  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for WalterWalter (TV Movie) Walter  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Scarlet PimpernelThe Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Movie) Chauvelin  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Ian McKellen: Acting ShakespeareIan McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (TV Movie) Himself, Writer (Concept)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Armchair ThrillerArmchair Thriller (TV Series) Antony Skipling (4 episodes, 1980)  Less 1980 4
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  • Primary photo for Play for TodayPlay for Today (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for BBC2 PlayhouseBBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) Alexander (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for A Performance of MacbethA Performance of Macbeth (TV Movie) Macbeth  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for JackanoryJackanory (TV Series) Reader (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Late Night DramaLate Night Drama (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for BBC Play of the MonthBBC Play of the Month (TV Series) Captain Plume / George Tesman / Ross / T.E. Lawrence / Simon Bliss (4 episodes, 1968–1973)  Less 1968–1973 4
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  • Primary photo for Country MattersCountry Matters (TV Mini-series) David Masterman (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for ITV Saturday Night TheatreITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) Lyov (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for The Tragedy of King Richard IIThe Tragedy of King Richard II (TV Movie) King Richard II  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for HamletHamlet (TV Movie) Hamlet  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Edward IIEdward II (TV Movie) King Edward  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for SoloSolo (TV Series) John Keats (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield (TV Series) David Copperfield (9 episodes, 1966)  Less 1966 9
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  • Primary photo for The Wednesday PlayThe Wednesday Play (TV Series) Wolf (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Sunday Out of SeasonSunday Out of Season (TV Movie) Victor Leech  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Indian Tales of Rudyard KiplingThe Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling (TV Series) Plowden (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
Self (220 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (36 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for No Sleep TV3No Sleep TV3 (TV Series) Percy Corcoran (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Welcome to the BasementWelcome to the Basement (TV Series) Gandalf (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Knights of Classic Drama at the BBCKnights of Classic Drama at the BBC (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2015– 
  • Primary photo for The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar SpecialThe Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special (Video) Gandalf (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for LEGO the Hobbit: The Video GameLEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game (Video Game) Gandalf the Grey (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Fifty Years on StageFifty Years on Stage (TV Movie) Richard III (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Movie GuideMovie Guide (TV Series) Gandalf (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video GameLego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (Video Game) Gandalf (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Edición Especial ColeccionistaEdición Especial Coleccionista (TV Series) Gandalf the Grey (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for BreakfastBreakfast (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic CharactersThe Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters (Video) Mel Hutchwright (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's QuestThe Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Video Game) Gandalf (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Gandalf the Grey (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street LegacyNever Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (Video) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Live from Studio FiveLive from Studio Five (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
    • Episode #1.46 (Nov 16, 2009) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Stars on the StreetStars on the Street (TV Movie) Mel Hutchwright (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for This MorningThis Morning (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Spisok korableySpisok korabley Self (archive footage)  Less 2008 €6K
  • Primary photo for The Colbert ReportThe Colbert Report (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Story of JackanoryThe Story of Jackanory (TV Movie) Himself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos BoyeroCannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Fabulous! The Story of Queer CinemaFabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2 (Video) Himself (archive footage) (as Sir Ian McKellen)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-EarthJ.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth (Video) Gandalf (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for DNZ: The Real Middle EarthDNZ: The Real Middle Earth (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The VideosPet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos (Video) Nosferatu (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Editorial: Refining the StoryEditorial: Refining the Story (Video) Gandalf (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Sendung ohne NamenSendung ohne Namen (TV Series) Gandalf (2 episodes, 2002–2003)  Less 2002–2003
  • Primary photo for The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a MonsterThe Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (Video) James Whale / The Monster (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Lord of the PiercingLord of the Piercing (TV Short) Gandalf (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for GomorronGomorron (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare Richard III (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Understanding Modern SocietiesUnderstanding Modern Societies (TV Mini-series) Himself - Reader, 'Everyman' (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
    • Just an Illness (1993) Himself - Reader, 'Everyman' (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Pet Shop Boys: VideographyPet Shop Boys: Videography (Video) Nosferatu (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for ShowbusinessShowbusiness (Video) Nosferatu (video: "Heart") (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1988
Other (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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