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"[19] When he was 12, his mother died of breast cancer; his father died when he was 24. Through Charity", "Ian McKellen Strips To His Undies at the Only Make Believe Gala", "Sir Ian McKellen on fundraising for the Isaac Theatre Royal", "Ian McKellen at Park Theatre review: the secret of his success is not lofty knightliness but spry mateyness", “Actor Josh Gad reunites stars of "Lord of the Rings" while raising money for kids in need”, "How to deal with the very worst concert nuisances", "Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Royal Opera House. [21], McKellen attended Bolton School (Boys' Division),[22] of which he is still a supporter, attending regularly to talk to pupils. His film roles include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men, Apt Pupil, Gods and Monsters, The Da Vinci Code, Flushed Away and The Golden Compass. [23] An early fascination with the theatre was encouraged by his parents, who took him on a family outing to Peter Pan at the Opera House in Manchester when he was three. For over a decade, he has lived in a five-storey Victorian conversion in Narrow Street, Limehouse. McKellen was born on 25 May 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, the son of Margery Lois (née Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen. [18] His home environment was strongly Christian, but non-orthodox. "[14] When an interviewer remarked that he seemed quite calm in the aftermath of the 11 September attacks, McKellen said: "Well, darling, you forget—I slept under a steel plate until I was four years old.”[15], McKellen's father was a civil engineer[16] and lay preacher, and was of Protestant Irish and Scottish descent. [65] In 2001, Ian McKellen received the Artist Citizen of the World Award (France). [13] When he was nine, his main Christmas present was a fold-away wood and bakelite Victorian theatre from Pollocks Toy Theatres, with cardboard scenery and wires to push on the cut-outs of Cinderella and of Laurence Olivier's Hamlet. [6][7][8][9] He has been openly gay since 1988, and continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide. Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, his family moved to Wigan. In 1969, he was invited to join the Prospect Theatre Company to play the lead parts in Shakespeare's Richard II and Marlowe's Edward II, and he firmly established himself as one of the country's foremost classical actors. In 2003, McKellen made a guest appearance as himself on the American cartoon show The Simpsons in a special British-themed episode entitled "The Regina Monologues", along with the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and author J. K. Rowling. The film was a critical success. McKellen and Mathias were a couple for roughly 10 years from the late Seventies and lived together in the house McKellen still inhabits on Narrow Street. Though public houses have stood on the exact site since 1583, The Grapes that exists today has been in business since 1720. 29ms. He appeared as Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code. He was their second child, with a sister, Jean, five years his senior. In 2007 he returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company, in productions of King Lear and The Seagull, both directed by Trevor Nunn. [85], In 1994, at the closing ceremony of the Gay Games, he briefly took the stage to address the crowd, saying, "I'm Sir Ian McKellen, but you can call me Serena": This nickname, given to him by Stephen Fry, had been circulating within the gay community since McKellen's knighthood was conferred. In the Limehouse Reach neighborhood of London, The Bunch of Grapes (now simply The Grapes), is a tavern that has been serving beer for over 500 years. His screenplay was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2009 he portrayed Number Two in The Prisoner, a remake of the 1967 cult series The Prisoner. It had outlasted many a sprucer public house, indeed the whole house impended over the water but seemed to have got into the condition of a faint-hearted diver, who has paused so long on the brink that he will never go in at all.”. [66], He has a tattoo of the Elvish number nine, written using J. R. R. Tolkien's constructed script of Tengwar, on his shoulder in reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the original nine companions of the Fellowship of the Ring. Twice nominated for the Oscar, and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian McKellen is widely regarded as one of the world's finest actors. They lived there until Ian was twelve years old, before relocating to Boltonin 1951, after his father had been promoted. Photo by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0. His film roles include the Lord of the Rings trilogy, X-Men, Apt Pupil, Gods and Monsters, The Da Vinci Code, Flushed Away and The Golden Compass. At that young age he was already giving performances that have since become legendary such as his Justice Shallow in Henry IV alongside Trevor Nunn and Derek Jacobi (March 1959), Cymbeline (as Posthumus, opposite Margaret Drabble as Imogen) and Doctor Faustus. I've not needed any treatment. Though the second rumor can’t be confirmed, it goes without saying that The Grapes holds a firm position in London public house history. In November 2013, McKellen appeared in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Located at number 76 Narrow Street, the pub cannot legally admit children but welcomes dogs. In 2006, McKellen spoke at the pre-launch of the 2007 LGBT History Month in the UK, lending his support to the organisation and its founder, Sue Sanders. [26][43] As executive producer he returned his £50,000 fee to complete the filming of the final battle. In 1965, McKellen made his first West End appearance. [67], He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006. In the 1970s, McKellen became a stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Great Britain. He received honours from the Screen Actors Guild for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in The Fellowship of the Ring and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role. McKellen agreed, but wrote, "Fuck off, I'm gay. Note: VirtualGlobetrotting is an entertainment website is and is not associated Ian McKellen's first home in Burnley . [93], A cricket fan since childhood, McKellen umpired in March 2011 for a charity cricket match in New Zealand to support earthquake victims of the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.[94][95]. [63], McKellen is an atheist. [62] In 1978 he met his second partner, Sean Mathias, at the Edinburgh Festival. [26] He later reprised his role of Magneto in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past, sharing the role with Michael Fassbender, who played a younger version of the character in 2011's X-Men: First Class. [33] In late August 2012, he took part in the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics, portraying Prospero from The Tempest. He has also received nominations for two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and four BAFTAs. [13][14] The experience of living through the war as a young child had a lasting impact on him, and he later said that "only after peace resumed ... did I realise that war wasn't normal. 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