Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

  1. Actor

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May 25, 1939
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Ian McKellen, whose full name is Sir Ian Murray McKellen and goes by the nickname Serena, was born on 25th May 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. His ambitions to become an actor started while he was still at the Bolton School. At the time, he used to act at the Bolton Little Theatre. Later on, at the age of 18, he won a scholarship to St. Catherine College in Cambridge where he studied English literature. During these early years, he appeared in a number of theatrical productions. However, his first professional appearance was at the Belgrade Theatre in 1961 where he played Roper in A Man for All Seasons. Come the 70's and 80's, he played leading roles in various Shakespearean performances.

Career Accomplishments

McKellen's work (both within the theatre and the film industry) has seen him get awarded a total of eighteen internationally recognized awards. These include six Laurence Oliver Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Critics Choice Awards, two Saturn Awards and, a Screen Actors Guild, BIF, Tony and Golden Globe Awards. It's through his work in the film and theater industry that his name made it to the World Pride Power top ten list.

Most Notable Works

McKellen gained worldwide recognition in the '90s after having starred in a number of blockbuster films in Hollywood. These include his highly acclaimed role in Six Degrees of Separation, And the Band Played On, Richard III, Apt Pupil and Gods and Monsters. Of all his works and performances, the most outstanding ones include his roles in The Hobbit, X-Men, Magneto and The Lord of the Rings.

Where Is He Now?

McKellen currently stars as Freddie Thornhill in the ITV sitcom Vicious. Other than acting, he is also an ordained minister, a Doctor of Letters (after being awarded an honorary degree by the Cambridge University), a Freeman of the city of London, an LGBT activist, a philanthropist, the President and patron of the Little Theater Guild of Great Britain and, the patron of the Bolton Little Theater. McKellen is also a co-founder of the Stonewall which is an LGBT lobby group that's based in the United Kingdom. In addition, he is a patron of Pride London, The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, LGBT History Month, FFLAG, GAY-GLOS and The Albert Kennedy Trust - an organization that supports young, troubled and homeless LGBT individuals.   

Ian McKellen Net Worth

Net Worth
Net Worth in 2021 $55 Million
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Ian McKellen Profile

Basic Info
Full Real Name Ian McKellen
Date of Birth
May 25, 1939
Age 82
Birthday 25-May
Yers of Birth 1939
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Birth Place Burnley, England
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Gender Male
Profession Actor
Country England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Protestant Irish and Scottish descent
Religion Atheism

McKellen comes from a highly religious background (his father was a lay preacher while both his grandfathers and great-grandfather were preachers). His mother died when he was only 12 years old and his father when he was 24. Ian McKellen is gay. His first relationship was with Brian Taylor, a history teacher. The relationship lasted for eight years. In 1978, he met Sean Mathias whom he had a 10 year-long love affair. In 1979, McKellen was appointed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and in 1991, was knighted and made a Companion of Honor. Though McKellen was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006, he has clarified that there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

Personal Life
Marital Status Divorced
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Spouse Brian Taylor (1964- 1972), Sean Mathias (1978- 1988)
No Of Children No
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Physical Stats
Height (in feets) 5 feet 10 inches
Height (in meters) 1.8 m
Weight (in kgs) 75 KG
Weight (in lbs) 165 LBs
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Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
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Father Denis Murray McKellen
Mother Margery Lois
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Sister(s) Jean McKellen
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Sun Sign Gemini
Star Sign Gemini
Birth Sign Duality Assertive
Birth Sign Modality Mutable Air
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College St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
High School Balton School
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