Monday, September 20, 2010

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen with the Donostia Prize 
Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He has received a Tony Award and two Academy Award nominations. His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is known to many for roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and as Magneto in the X-Men films.

Sir Ian McKellen to step back into Gandalf's robes for The Hobbit
In 1988, McKellen came out and announced he was gay. He became a founding member of Stonewall, one of the United Kingdom's most influential LGBT rights groups, of which he remains a prominent spokesman.

1 comment:

  1. Sir Ian is a hero of mine. I'm delighted to see him wearing a beret.