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Ian McKellen

Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil ...

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May 25, 1939 In Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Gods and Monsters
Latest Project:
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016-04-23

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 55 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Poster of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Poster of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Poster of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Movie Beauty and the Beast Unknown 2019
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Unknown 2019
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Unknown 2019
Movie X-Men Unknown 2019
Movie The Da Vinci Code Unknown 2019
Movie Shakespeare Live! From the RSC Unknown 2016-04-23
Movie The Dresser Unknown 2015
Movie Mr. Holmes Unknown 2015
Movie The Third Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special Unknown 2015-02-22
Series Celebrity Conversations Unknown 2015-07-13
Series No Sleep TV3 Unknown 2015-10-01
Movie Red Nose Day Unknown 2015-05-21
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies - New Zealand: Home of Middle-Earth - Part 3 Himself 2015-03-24
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
Series Artsnight Unknown 2015-03-06
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie X-Men: Days of Future Past Unknown 2014-05-23
Series Vicious Freddie Thornhill 2014-06-29
Movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gandalf 2014-12-17
Movie Lego The Hobbit: The Video Game Unknown 2014-04-08
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Movie Fallen Angels Unknown 2013-07-07
Series The Show Unknown 2013-02-13
Movie Fifty Years on Stage Unknown 2013-11-02
Movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf 2013-12-13
Movie The Wolverine Unknown 2013-07-26
Movie The Academy: Special Unknown 2012
Movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf 2012-12-14
Movie Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game Gandalf 2012-11-13
Series Larry King Now Unknown 2012-07-17
Series The Jonathan Ross Show Unknown 2011-09-03
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2010-08-29
Series Special Collector's Edition Unknown 2010-08-16
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie The Orange British Academy Film Awards Unknown 2009-02-08
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Series The 7PM Project Unknown 2009-07-20
Series Talk Stoop Unknown 2009-11-14
Movie Stardust Unknown 2007
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007-02-21
Series The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Movie The Golden Compass Iorek Byrnison 2007-12-07
Movie Flushed Away Unknown 2006
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II Gandalf the Grey / Gandalf the White 2006-03-02
Series Doctor Who Unknown 2006-03-17
Movie X-Men: The Last Stand Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 2006-05-26
Movie Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Unknown 2006-04-07
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - The Rise of the Witch-king Gandalf the Grey / Gandalf the White 2006-11-28
Series The Friday Night Project Unknown 2005-02-04
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Series Extras Unknown 2005-09-25
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2005
Series 20 to 1 Unknown 2005-09-29
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Movie Cameras in Middle-Earth Himself 2004-12-14
Movie The 76th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2004-02-29
Series The New Paul O'Grady Show Unknown 2004-10-11
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Gandalf 2004-11-01
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Series In the Life Unknown 2003
Series 4Pop Unknown 2003-01-05
Movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Unknown 2003-12-17
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie X-Men 2 Unknown 2003
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2002-01-08
Movie The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2002-01-20
Movie The 74th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2002-03-24
Movie A Day in the Life of a Hobbit Himself 2002-11-12
Series Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Series Friday Night with Jonathan Ross Unknown 2001-11-02
Series Breakfast Unknown 2000-10-02
Movie The Book That Wrote Itself Unknown 2000-08-08
Series Parkinson Unknown 2000-01-04
Series Loose Women Unknown 1999-09-06
Movie The 71st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1999
Series David Copperfield Unknown 1999
Movie Gods and Monsters Unknown 1998
Series Corazón de... Unknown 1997-07-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series TFI Friday Unknown 1996-02-09
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Unknown 1995
Movie Restoration Unknown 1995
Movie Jack & Sarah Unknown 1995
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series Politically Incorrect Unknown 1993-07-25
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Last Action Hero Death 1993-06-18
Movie Six Degrees of Separation Unknown 1993
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series Gomorron Unknown 1992-09-14
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Series Have I Got News for You Unknown 1990-09-28
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series The Media Show Unknown 1987-03-18
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 1984-03-23
Movie The Scarlet Pimpernel Unknown 1982
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-03-10
Series Working in the Theatre Unknown 1979-09-02
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Coronation Street Unknown 1975
Series Arena Unknown 1975-10-01
Series BBC2 Playhouse Unknown 1974-03-13
Series Fantastic Unknown 1973-08-05
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series ITV Sunday Night Theatre Unknown 1969-01-11
Series Omnibus Unknown 1967-10-13
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14