Sir Ian McKellen reveals he landed Gandalf role after other actors turned it down

‘I still don’t know how Gandalf came my way!’ Sir Ian McKellen reveals he landed his iconic Lord Of The Rings role after other actors turned it down By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline Published: 09:51 GMT, 23 March 2021 | Updated: 17:35 GMT, 23 March 2021 Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he could have easily … Read more

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Hamlet comes of age as Sir Ian McKellen, 81, signs up to play the Dane

Ian McKellen, the last of the great theatrical knights still performing centre stage, revealed he’s fighting fit and ready to take on the role of Hamlet — 50 years after he first played the youthful Dane. ‘I do Pilates three times a week, and I have a trainer twice a week — all long distance … Read more

Ian McKellen reveals he’s ‘so happy’ his X-Men co-star Elliot Page came out as transgender

He’s one of the UK’s most high-profile public figures to come out as gay. And 32 years after his own acknowledgement of his sexuality, Sir Ian McKellen is praising Elliot Page for announcing last month that he is transgender. The two worked together on the 2006 Hollywood movie X-Men Last Stand and the British actor told … Read more

‘I feel euphoric!’ Sir Ian McKellen, 81, safely receives COVID-19 vaccine

‘I feel euphoric!’ Sir Ian McKellen, 81, safely receives COVID-19 vaccine as part of the UK’s priority category… admitting he feels ‘very lucky’ The actor is one of thousands of over-80s in the UK to be sent to the front of the queue to receive the Pfizer vaccination He joins other stars in being vaccinated, such … Read more

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: How Lord Of The Rings star Ian McKellen said no to a real life peerage 

I can reveal that the eminent actor, now 81, who achieved worldwide acclaim when he starred as Gandalf in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, has spurned a peerage His triumphs on stage and screen have helped him amass a fortune of nearly £40 million – which would have been beyond the dreams of avarice … Read more