Ian McKellen

Total Box Office:
 $2609.1M
Highest Rated:
100% And the Band Played On (1993)
Lowest Rated:
8% Doogal (2004)
Birthday:
May 25
Birthplace:
Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Bio:
Widely considered one of the leading British actors of his generation, Ian McKellen has had a rich and varied career encompassing the stage, screen, and television. A renowned stage actor in his native Britain for decades, McKellen was not familiar to most American audiences until the '90s, when he…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
The Hobbit: There and Back Again
  • Gandalf
-- 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Erik Lensherr/Magneto
-- 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
  • Gandalf
$258.4M 2013
65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Gandalf
$303.0M 2012
91% Scandal
  • John Profumo
-- 2012
Acting Shakespeare
  • Actor
-- 2010
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
  • Actor
-- 2010
Prisoner
  • Two
-- 2009
King Lear
  • Actor
-- 2008
Country Matters
  • Actor
-- 2008
42% The Golden Compass
  • Iorek Byrnison
$70.1M 2007
76% Stardust
  • Narrator
$38.2M 2007
84% Saint of 9/11
  • Narrator
-- 2006
Eighteen
  • Actor
-- 2006
Displaced
  • Actor
-- 2006
25% The Da Vinci Code
  • Sir Leigh Teabing
$217.5M 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto
$234.2M 2006
The Secret Policeman's Ball
  • Actor
-- 2006
Displaced
  • Voice Artist
-- 2006
72% Flushed Away
  • The Toad
$64.5M 2006
Asylum
  • Dr. Peter Cleave
-- 2005
Ringers - Lord of the Fans
  • Actor
-- 2005
60% The Magic Roundabout (Doogal)
  • Actor
-- 2005
14% Neverwas
  • Gabriel
-- 2005
36% Asylum
  • Actor
$0.3M 2005
Luciano Pavarotti: The Last Tenor
  • Narrator
-- 2005
The Hobart Shakespeareans
  • Actor
-- 2004
8% Doogal
  • Zebedee (UK)
$7.3M 2004
Eighteen
  • Actor
-- 2004
Ringers: Lord of the Fans
  • Actor
-- 2004
94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Gandalf
$377.0M 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Extended)
  • Actor
-- 2003
57% Emile
  • Emile
-- 2003
87% X2: X-Men United
  • Magneto
$214.8M 2003
Special Extended Edition The Lord Of The Rings: The Trilogy
  • Actor
-- 2003
Charles Dickens
  • Actor
-- 2003
Special Extended Edition The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
  • Actor
-- 2003
Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings & Two Towers (Double Bill)
  • Actor
-- 2003
96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Gandalf
$340.5M 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended)
  • Actor
-- 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)
  • Actor
-- 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Gandalf
$313.8M 2001
82% X-Men
  • Magneto
$156.2M 2000
David Copperfield
  • Mr. Creakle
-- 2000
45% Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man
  • Narrator
$13.4M 2000
96% Gods and Monsters
  • James Whale
-- 1998
28% Swept From The Sea
  • Dr. James Kennedy
-- 1998
53% Apt Pupil
  • Kurt Dussander
-- 1998
67% Bent
  • Uncle Freddie
-- 1997
69% Restoration
  • Will Gates
-- 1996
Rasputin
  • Nicholas II
-- 1996
84% Cold Comfort Farm
  • Amos Starkadder
-- 1996
95% Richard III
  • Screenwriter
  • Richard III
-- 1995
75% Jack and Sarah
  • William The Tramp
-- 1995
61% I'll Do Anything
  • John Earl McAlpine
-- 1994
36% The Shadow
  • Dr. Reinhardt Lane
-- 1994
Thin Ice
  • Himself
-- 1994
Stonewall 25 - Global Voices of Pride & Protest
  • Actor
-- 1994
100% And the Band Played On
  • Bill Kraus
-- 1993
86% The Ballad of Little Jo
  • Percy Corcoran
-- 1993
88% Six Degrees of Separation
  • Geoffrey
-- 1993
38% Last Action Hero
  • Death
-- 1993
Countdown to War
  • Adolf Hitler
-- 1989
Windmills of the Gods
  • Chairman
-- 1988
Suleyman the Magnificent
  • Narrator
-- 1987
Loving Walter
  • Walter
-- 1986
Saturday Night Live - The Best of Jon Lovitz
  • Actor
-- 1985
71% Plenty
  • Sir Andrew Charleson
-- 1985
31% The Keep
  • Dr. Cuza
-- 1983
Loving Walter
  • Walter
-- 1982
The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Chauvelin
-- 1982
Priest Of Love
  • D.H. Lawrence
-- 1981
A Performance of Macbeth
  • Macbeth
-- 1978
Country Matters
  • Actor
-- 1972
Edward II
  • Actor
-- 1970
Alfred the Great
  • Roger
-- 1969
A Touch of Love (Thank You All Very Much)
  • George
-- 1969


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
Doctor Who
2012-2013
  • Voice of the Snowman
2012
18% The Prisoner
2009
  • Two
2009

Ian McKellen Trivia

Ian McKellen wore a prosthetic nose for all scenes he filmed as "Gandalf" in the Lord of the Rings movies.
- submitted by Andy H (4 years ago)

Quotes from Ian McKellen's Characters

    1. Gandalf: You've been sitting quietly for far too long. Tell me. When did doilies and your mother's dishes become so important to you? I remember a young hobbit who was always running off in search of Elves in the woods. He'd stay out late, come home after dark, trailing mud and twigs and fireflies. A young hobbit who would've liked nothing better than to find out what was beyond the borders of the Shire. The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there.
    From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Submitted by Tom B (10 days ago)
    1. Charles Xavier/Professor X: You took the things that mean that most to me.
    2. Erik Lensherr/Magneto: Maybe you should've fought harder for them!
    From X-Men: Days of Future Past. Submitted by Nathan M (18 days ago)
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