Ian McKellen

Place of birth:
Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK:
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.


On Broadway (2021)
as Self
Infinitum: Subject Unknown (2021)
as Dr. Charles Marland-White
Hating Peter Tatchell (2020)
as Self
Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU (2020)
Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet (2020)
Cats (2019)
as Gus, the Theatre Cat
The Good Liar (2019)
as Roy Courtnay
All Is True (2018)
as Earl of Southampton
National Theatre Live: King Lear (2018)
as King Lear
McKellen: Playing the Part (2018)
as Himself
The Paul O'Grady Story (2017)
as Himself
Animal Crackers (2017)
as Horatio P. Huntington (voice)
How a Kite Flies (2017)
as Mr. Kite (voice)
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
as Cogsworth
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)
as Himself
Edmund the Magnificent (2017)
as Narrator
Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (2016)
as Self
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land (2016)
as Spooner
Play the Devil: Making Richard III (2016)
Shakespeare on Film (2016)
Shakespeare on Stage, Screen and Elsewhere with Ian McKellen (2016)
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (2016)
The Roof (2016)
as And Even Yet Another Fan
The Dresser (2015)
as Norman
X-Men: Unguarded (2015)
as Self
Mr. Holmes (2015)
as Sherlock Holmes
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
as Gandalf
X-Men: Reunited (2014)
as Himself
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old)
Miss in Her Teens (2014)
as The Prologue
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
as Gandalf
The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin (2013)
as Self
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (2013)
as Himself
Muse of Fire (2013)
as Himself
The Wolverine (2013)
as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (uncredited)
The Egg Trick (2013)
as Magician
Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2012)
as The Great Intelligence (voice)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
as Gandalf
London 2012: Paralympics Opening Ceremony (2012)
as Himself
Looking for Lowry (2011)
as Himself
The Betty Driver Story (2011)
as Himself (as Sir Ian McKellan)
Small-Time Revolutionary (2010)
as Hamish Miller (voice)
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation (2010)
as Narrator (voice)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
as (archival footage)
King Lear (2008)
as King Lear
The Golden Compass (2007)
as Iorek Byrnison (voice)
Stardust (2007)
as Narrator (voice)
For the Love of God (2007)
as The Jackdaw
Flushed Away (2006)
as The Toad (voice)
X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy (2006)
as Self
X-Men: The Excitement Continues (2006)
as Himself
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
as Sir Leigh Teabing
Saint of 9/11 (2006)
as Narrator
Doogal (2006)
as Zebedee (voice)
Asylum (2005)
as Dr. Peter Cleave
Neverwas (2005)
as Gabriel Finch
The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005)
as Himself
The Magic Roundabout (2005)
as Zebedee (voice)
Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)
Eighteen (2005)
as Jason Anders (voice)
Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!! (2004)
as Himself
The Quest Fulfilled: A Director's Vision (2003)
as Himself
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
as Gandalf
The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men: Making X2 (2003)
as Himself
X-Men: Production Scrapbook (2003)
as Himself
X2 (2003)
as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
X-Men: The Uncanny Suspects (2003)
as Himself
X-Factor: The Look of X-Men (2003)
as Himself
X-Men: Premieres Around the World (2003)
as Himself
Émile (2003)
as Emile
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
as Gandalf
Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
as Self
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
as Gandalf
A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' (2001)
as Himself
Quest for the Ring (2001)
as Himself
X-Men: The Mutant Watch (2001)
as Himself
X-Men (2000)
as Eric Lehnsherr / Magneto
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)
as Narrator (voice)
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000)
as Himself
The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale (1999)
as Self
Apt Pupil (1998)
as Kurt Dussander
Swept from the Sea (1998)
as Dr. James Kennedy
Gods and Monsters (1998)
as James Whale
Bent (1997)
as Uncle Freddie
A Bit Of Scarlet (1997)
as Narrator
Rasputin (1996)
as Tsar Nicholas II
Restoration (1995)
as Will Gates
Richard III (1995)
as Richard III
Jack & Sarah (1995)
as William
Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
as Amos Starkadder
To Die For (1994)
as Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Shadow (1994)
as Dr. Reinhardt Lane
David Macaulay: Roman City (1994)
as Augustus Caesar (voice)
I'll Do Anything (1994)
as John Earl McAlpine
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
as Geoffrey Miller
And the Band Played On (1993)
as Bill Kraus
The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)
as Percy Corcoran
Last Action Hero (1993)
as Death
Othello (1990)
as Iago
Countdown to War (1989)
as Adolf Hitler
Scandal (1989)
as John Profumo
Walter (1986)
as Walter
Zina (1985)
as Kronfeld
Plenty (1985)
as Sir Andrew Charleson
The Keep (1983)
as Dr. Theodore Cuza
Walter and June (1983)
as Walter
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
as Chauvelin
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982)
Priest of Love (1981)
as D.H. Lawrence
A Performance of Macbeth (1979)
as Macbeth
The Vanishing Army (1978)
Hedda Gabler (1972)
as George Tesman
Edward II (1970)
as King Edward
The Tragedy of King Richard II (1970)
as King Richard II
The Promise (1969)
Alfred the Great (1969)
as Roger
A Touch of Love (1969)
as George Matthews
as Scrooge (rumored)
Hamlet Revenant
The Isle
Associate Producer
Richard III

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