"Sir Ian Murray McKellen", 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 British Independent Film Awards/BIF Award, two Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor/Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Movie Award/Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Awards/Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Primetime Emmy Awards/Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from William Shakespeare/Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings (film series)/The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (film series)/The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto (comics)/Magneto in the X-Men (film series)/X-Men films.
McKellen was appointed Order of the British Empire/Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was Knight Bachelor/knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Order of the Companions of Honour/Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours. He was made a Freedom of the City/Freeman of the City of London in October 2014.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Ian McKellen on Wikipedia.
I have never wanted to be typecast, one of those actors who plays a variation on a one-note theme. So just as I enjoy playing a wide variety of characters, from good to bad to ugly to cute - so I have enjoyed of late working in film and television, as well as in theatres of various sizes and shapes.Ian McKellen