History Creator / IanMcKellen

9th Feb '17 1:57:03 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--> [[https://www.twitter.com/IanMcKellen/status/823978367590416384 ‘I get mistaken for Sir Michael Gambon’]]...
27th Jan '17 4:13:20 PM Exxolon
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->''"You shall not pass!"''
-->--'''Gandalf the Grey'''

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\n->''"You shall not pass!"''\n-->--'''Gandalf ->''"Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the Grey'''
character you're playing through your own experience - so we're all different."''
28th Oct '16 4:27:02 AM JamesAustin
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

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'''Sir Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [=McKellen=] [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].



!!Tropes:
* ActorAllusion: His appearance on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' had constant references to his role in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* BadassGay: Not only he stands out for the gay right, he's Gandalf ''and'' Magneto, get over it.
* CannotSpitItOut / TwiceShy: Closest trope to his relationship with Creator/DerekJacobi while both were at [[{{Oxbridge}} Cambridge]]: by his own admission, he had a crush on Jacobi (who was in his class) that was "unexpressed and unrequited". Jacobi later said that he himself had a crush on [=McKellen=].
* CoolOldGuy: Only someone as cool as Ian [=McKellen=] could pull off roles like Gandalf and Magneto. Also, he's OneOfUs and by his own admission, [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0WvzRVByg just loves and can't stop singing George Ezra!]]
* DeadpanSnarker: In the classic British fashion. His friends and coworkers all attest that he has an ''extremely'' dry sense of humor.
* EnforcedMethodActing: He hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive,'' and in one sketch played Dame Maggie Smith, being interviewed on Weekend Update. At one point he asked Jimmy Fallon, "Kiss for luck?" Fallon leaned over, clearly expecting a peck on the cheek. Ian grabbed him and gave him an open-mouthed smooch right on the lips, leaving Fallon visibly stunned. It was ''hilarious.''
* EverybodyKnewAlready: Or at least the first member of his family he came out to (his stepmother, both his biological parents sadly died before he was ready to come out) not only did not reject him in the slightest (nor did any of his family) she told him she'd known for years. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2251451/Sir-Ian-McKellen-Coming-gay-best-thing-I-did.html As mentioned in this interview]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/PatrickStewart (if you discount the "heterosexual" part as regards [=McKellen=]). No doubt this helped them sell the "friendly" part of the FriendlyEnemy relationship of Professor X and Magneto.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[invoked]] Even before [=McKellen=] was cast as Magneto, various versions of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' in different media had contained a significant amount of FoeYay, occasionally bordering on regular HoYay, between Magneto and Xavier.
* IsThisThingStillOn: During the filming of ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', he had to spend hours in a box with nothing but a microphone and pictures of the dwarves for company (the footage would be edited in to make him look taller than the dwarves), and was so upset by this that he exclaimed "This is ''not'' why I became an actor!" The microphone was still on and everyone on set heard him as a result.

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!!Tropes:
!!Tropes associated with his work:
* ActorAllusion: [[invoked]] His appearance on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' had constant references to his role in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* BadassGay: Not only he stands out for the gay right, he's Gandalf ''and'' Magneto, get over it.
* CannotSpitItOut / TwiceShy: Closest trope to his relationship with Creator/DerekJacobi while both were at [[{{Oxbridge}} Cambridge]]: by his own admission, he had a crush on Jacobi (who was in his class) that was "unexpressed and unrequited". Jacobi later said that he himself had a crush on [=McKellen=].
* CoolOldGuy: Only someone as cool as Ian [=McKellen=] could pull off roles like Gandalf and Magneto. Also, he's the man himself is OneOfUs and by his own admission, [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0WvzRVByg just loves and can't stop singing George Ezra!]]
* DeadpanSnarker: In the classic British fashion. fashion, his characters tend to be given the wittiests lines. His friends and coworkers all attest that he [=McKellen=] himself has an ''extremely'' dry sense of humor.
* EnforcedMethodActing: [[invoked]] He hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive,'' and in one sketch played Dame Maggie Smith, being interviewed on Weekend Update. At one point he asked Jimmy Fallon, "Kiss for luck?" Fallon leaned over, clearly expecting a peck on the cheek. Ian grabbed him and gave him an open-mouthed smooch right on the lips, leaving Fallon visibly stunned. It was ''hilarious.''
* EverybodyKnewAlready: Or at least the first member of his family he came out to (his stepmother, both his biological parents sadly died before he was ready to come out) not only did not reject him in the slightest (nor did any of his family) she told him she'd known for years. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2251451/Sir-Ian-McKellen-Coming-gay-best-thing-I-did.html As mentioned in this interview]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/PatrickStewart (if you discount the "heterosexual" part as regards [=McKellen=]). No doubt this helped them sell the "friendly" part of the FriendlyEnemy relationship of Professor X and Magneto.
* HilariousInHindsight: [[invoked]] Even before [=McKellen=] was cast as Magneto, various versions of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' in different media had contained a significant amount of FoeYay, occasionally bordering on regular HoYay, between Magneto and Xavier.
* IsThisThingStillOn: During the filming of ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', he had to spend hours in a box with nothing but a microphone and pictures of the dwarves for company (the footage would be edited in to make him look taller than the dwarves), and was so upset by this that he exclaimed "This is ''not'' why I became an actor!" The microphone was still on and everyone on set heard him as a result.
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* OneOfUs: [[http://runninguphill.tumblr.com/post/44148484203/sparkyhopper-aaaaaaaa This little gem]].
* MetaCasting: In ''Film/GodsAndMonsters'', he played James Whale, the director of ''[[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein]]'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', who was homosexual.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He apparently grew [[http://ewebean.tumblr.com/post/67490889883/sir-ian-murray-mckellen-i-swear-to-god very enamoured]] with Creator/CateBlanchett on the set of ''Film/TheHobbit''. Maybe a case of IfItsYouItsOK?
-->''"Her husband doesn't know but she and I are going to get married quite soon. Which will surprise a lot of people."''

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* OneOfUs: [[http://runninguphill.tumblr.com/post/44148484203/sparkyhopper-aaaaaaaa This little gem]].
* MetaCasting: In ''Film/GodsAndMonsters'', he played James Whale, the director of ''[[Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}} Frankenstein]]'' ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', who was homosexual.
* StupidSexyFlanders: He apparently grew [[http://ewebean.tumblr.com/post/67490889883/sir-ian-murray-mckellen-i-swear-to-god very enamoured]] with Creator/CateBlanchett on the set of ''Film/TheHobbit''. Maybe a case of IfItsYouItsOK?
-->''"Her husband doesn't know but she and I are going to get married quite soon. Which will surprise a lot of people."''
homosexual like [=McKellen=].
27th Oct '16 9:19:04 AM JamesAustin
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->''You shall not pass!''

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->''You ->''"You shall not pass!''pass!"''



* 2014 ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''

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* ** 2014 ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''
27th Oct '16 9:13:55 AM JamesAustin
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]] in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].



* 2017 ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' as Cogsworth
* 2015 ''Film/MrHolmes'' as Franchise/SherlockHolmes
* 2014 ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'' as Gandalf
* 2014 ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' as Magneto
* 2013 ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' as Gandalf
* 2013 ''Film/TheWolverine'' as Magneto
* 2012 ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' as Gandalf
* 2007 ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' as Iorek Byrnison (voice)
* 2006 ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' as Magneto
* 2006 ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' as Sir Leigh Teabing
* 2005 ''Film/{{Neverwas}}'' as Gabriel Finch
* 2003 ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Return of the King'' as Gandalf
* 2002 ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' as Gandalf
* 2002 ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' as Magneto
* 2001 ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Fellowship of the Ring'' as Gandalf
* 2000 ''Film/XMen1'' as Magneto
* 1998 ''Film/AptPupil'' as Kurt Dussander
* 1998 ''Film/GodsAndMonsters'' as James Whale
* 1996 ''[[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]]'' as Czar Nicholas II
* 1995 ''Film/RichardIII'' as Richard III
* 1994 ''Film/TheShadow'' as Dr. Reinhardt Lane
* 1993 ''Film/LastActionHero'' as [[Film/TheSeventhSeal Death]]




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* 1993 ''Film/LastActionHero'' as [[Film/TheSeventhSeal Death]]
* 1994 ''Film/TheShadow'' as Dr. Reinhardt Lane
* 1995 ''Film/RichardIII'' as Richard III
* 1996 ''[[RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]]'' as Czar Nicholas II
* 1998 ''Film/GodsAndMonsters'' as James Whale
* 1998 ''Film/AptPupil'' as Kurt Dussander
* 2000 – 2006; 2013 – 2014 ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' as [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]]
** 2000 ''Film/XMen1''
** 2002 ''Film/X2XMenUnited''
** 2006 ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
** 2013 ''Film/TheWolverine''
* 2014 ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''
* 2001 – 2003 ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' as Gandalf
** 2001 ''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring''
** 2002 ''The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers''
** 2003 ''The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King''
* 2005 ''Film/{{Neverwas}}'' as Gabriel Finch
* 2006 ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' as Sir Leigh Teabing
* 2007 ''Film/TheGoldenCompass'' as Iorek Byrnison (voice)
* 2012 – 2014 ''Film/TheHobbit'' as Gandalf
** 2012 ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney''
** 2013 ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug''
** 2014 ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies''
* 2015 ''Film/MrHolmes'' as Franchise/SherlockHolmes
* 2017 ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' as Cogsworth



* 2006 ''Series/{{Extras}}'' as Ian [=McKellen=]
* 2009 ''Series/ThePrisoner2009'' as 2



* 2009 ''Series/ThePrisoner2009'' as 2
* 2006 ''Series/{{Extras}}'' as Ian [=McKellen=]

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* 2009 ''Series/ThePrisoner2009'' as 2
* 2006 ''Series/{{Extras}}'' as Ian [=McKellen=]
13th Oct '16 7:33:12 PM siberia82
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' Magneto in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' Magneto XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
13th Oct '16 7:28:40 PM siberia82
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' Magneto in ''Film/XMen'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever CBE]] (born May 25, 1939) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', ''and'' Magneto in ''Film/XMen'' the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]), as well as the title character in his 1995 SettingUpdate adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Film/RichardIII''. He also lent his voice to [[Film/TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and the Great Intelligence in the 2012 ''Series/DoctorWho'' ChristmasSpecial. He starred with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
24th Jul '16 12:08:49 PM FordPrefect
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* EverybodyKnewAlready: Or at least he first member of his family he came out to (his stepmother, both his biological parents sadly died before he was ready to come out) not only did not reject him in the slightest (nor did any of his family) she told him she'd known for years. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2251451/Sir-Ian-McKellen-Coming-gay-best-thing-I-did.html As mentioned in this interview]].

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* EverybodyKnewAlready: Or at least he the first member of his family he came out to (his stepmother, both his biological parents sadly died before he was ready to come out) not only did not reject him in the slightest (nor did any of his family) she told him she'd known for years. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2251451/Sir-Ian-McKellen-Coming-gay-best-thing-I-did.html As mentioned in this interview]].
8th Jul '16 4:42:43 AM jormis29
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* 2017 ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' as Cogsworth
* 2015 ''Film/MrHolmes'' as Sherlock Holmes

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* 2017 ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' as Cogsworth
* 2015 ''Film/MrHolmes'' as Sherlock HolmesFranchise/SherlockHolmes
22nd May '16 12:58:23 PM talewind
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* 2017 ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' as Cogsworth
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