Ian McKellen

25 May 1939

Actor, Producer, Writer

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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Filmography (64 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Cats
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Role: Actor (as Gus the Theater Cat)
(movie, 2019)
···The Good Liar
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Roy Courtnay)
(movie, 2018)
···All Is True
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry Wriothesley)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as King Lear)
(movie, 2018)
···The Isle
Role: Producer
(movie, 2017)
···Animal Crackers
Genre: Comedy, Animation, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Horatio P. Huntington (voice))
(movie, 2017)
···Beauty and the Beast
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cogsworth)
(movie, 2015)
···The Dresser
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Norman)
Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Magneto · Erik Lehnsherr · Magneto (Future))
(movie, 2015)
···Mr. Holmes
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sherlock Holmes)
(movie, 2015)
···The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)
Genre: Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)
(movie, 2014)
···X-Men: Days of Future Past
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Erik Lehnsherr · Magneto (Old))
(movie, 2014)
···Miss in Her Teens
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as The Prologue)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)
(movie, 2013)
···The Wolverine
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Magneto)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)
(movie, 2007)
···The Golden Compass
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Iorek Byrnison (voice))
(movie, 2007)
···Stardust
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···Flushed Away
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as The Toad (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···X-Men: The Last Stand
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eric Lehnsherr · Magneto)
(movie, 2006)
···The Da Vinci Code
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sir Leigh Teabing)
(movie, 2006)
···Doogal
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Zebedee)
(movie, 2005)
···Asylum
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Peter Cleave)
(movie, 2005)
···Neverwas
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gabriel Finch)
(movie, 2005)
···The Magic Roundabout
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Zebedee)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Gandalf the White)
(movie, 2003)
···X2: X-Men United
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eric Lensherr · Magneto)
(movie, 2003)
···Emile
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Emile)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Gandalf the White)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gandalf the White)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gandalf The White)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Gandalf the Grey)
(movie, 2000)
···X-Men
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Eric Lensherr · Magneto)
(movie, 1999)
···David Copperfield
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Creakle)
(movie, 1998)
···Apt Pupil
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kurt Dussander)
(movie, 1998)
···Swept from the Sea
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Dr. James Kennedy)
(movie, 1998)
···Gods and Monsters
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as James Whale)
(movie, 1997)
···Bent
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Uncle Freddie)
(movie, 1996)
···Rasputin
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Tsar Nicholas II)
(movie, 1995)
···Richard III
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 1995)
···Jack & Sarah
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as William)
(movie, 1994)
···To Die For
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice))
(movie, 1994)
···The Shadow
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Reinhardt Lane)
(movie, 1994)
···I'll Do Anything
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as John Earl McAlpine)
(movie, 1993)
···Six Degrees of Separation
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Geoffrey Miller)
(movie, 1993)
···And the Band Played On
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Bill Kraus)
(movie, 1993)
···Last Action Hero
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Death)
(movie, 1993)
···The Ballad of Little Jo
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Role: Actor (as Percy Corcoran)
(movie, 1989)
···Scandal
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as John Profumo)
(movie, 1989)
···Countdown to War
Genre: Drama, War, History
Role: Actor (as Adolf Hitler)
(movie, 1988)
···Windmills of the Gods
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chairman)
(movie, 1986)
···Walter and June
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Walter)
(movie, 1985)
···Plenty
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sir Andrew Charleson)
(movie, 1983)
···The Keep
Genre: Drama, Horror, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Dr. Theodore Cuza)
(movie, 1982)
···The Scarlet Pimpernel
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Chauvelin)
(movie, 1982)
···Walter
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Walter)
(movie, 1981)
···Priest of Love
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Role: Actor (as D.H. Lawrence)
(movie, 1979)
···A Performance of Macbeth
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Macbeth)
(movie, 1969)
···A Touch of Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as George Matthews)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gandalf)