McKellen: Playing the Part

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The life and work of acclaimed stage and screen actor Sir Ian McKellen.

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Critic Reviews for McKellen: Playing the Part

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (19)

  • Yet even - perhaps especially - in morbid mood, [Ian McKellen] is never less than beguiling.

    May 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • The thrilling clips here of his big Shakespearean roles are worth the price of a ticket alone.

    May 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Eben Bolter's almost expressionist lighting gives the red-chair interviews a theatrical warmth. The editing, like the acting, is impressively off-handed in the recreated scenes, which flip by like quickly turned pages in a book of memories.

    November 14, 2017 | Full Review…
  • McKellen: Playing the Part is a fascinating collection of interviews, snapshots, home movies and film clips, all narrated by the chatty McKellen, who fills every moment with intelligence, humour and emotion.

    October 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An essential watch for both fans of McKellen and those interested in an experienced actor's perspective as a whole.

    February 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a must-see for any fan, and, be honest, is there anyone who's not an Ian McKellen fan?

    October 4, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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