Ian McKellen

 

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Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. 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 two Academy Award nominations, eight BAFTA film and TV nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours

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Ian McKellen

Born 1939-05-25 (79 years ago) in Burnley, England.
Height 180 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
British Independent Film Award – The Variety Award British Independent Film Awards 2003 2003
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) 9th Critics' Choice Awards 2003 Sagan om konungens återkomst
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) 8th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 Sagan om ringen: Härskarringen
British Independent Film Award for Best Actor (Gods and Monsters) British Independent Film Awards 1999 1999 Gods and Monsters
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Gods and Monsters) 1998 Gods and Monsters
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (Gods and Monsters) 1998 Gods and Monsters
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor (Gods and Monsters) 4th Critics' Choice Awards 1998 Gods and Monsters
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Gods and Monsters) 1998 Gods and Monsters
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny) 54th Golden Globe Awards 1996 Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny
Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (Amadeus) 35th Tony Awards 1981 Amadeus
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Great Performances) 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 Great Performances
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Extras) 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 Extras
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) 57th British Academy Film Awards 2004 Sagan om konungens återkomst
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) 55th British Academy Film Awards 2002 Sagan om ringen: Härskarringen
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) 74th Academy Awards 2001 Sagan om ringen: Härskarringen
Academy Award for Best Actor (Gods and Monsters) 71st Academy Awards 1998 Gods and Monsters
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama (Gods and Monsters) 56th Golden Globe Awards 1998 Gods and Monsters
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Richard III) 1997 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1997 Richard III
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama (Richard III) 53rd Golden Globe Awards 1995 Richard III
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (And the Band Played On) 46th Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 And the Band Played On
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Sean Mathias(Sambo: 1978–1988) 1978 1988 Sambo
Brian Taylor(Sambo: 1964–1972) 1964 1972 Sambo
Parents

Denis Murray McKellen, Margery Lois Sutcliffe

Sibling

Jean McKellen

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Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. 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 two Academy Award nominations, eight BAFTA film and TV nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films.

McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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