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23rd Jun '13 8:24:18 AM Deusirae76
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->''I had enough trouble living up to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings one legend]]. Two would be too much to hope for.''
-->--'''[=Ian McKellen=]''', on turning down the role of [[HarryPotter Dumbledore]].

'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

He's also openly gay and an ardent supporter of gay rights ([[AvertedTrope averting]] NobodyOver50IsGay), advocating it to the exclusion of other causes. Indeed, when the Conservative and pro-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 Section 28]] Local Government Minister Michael Howard asked for an autograph from [=McKellen=] in 1988, [=McKellen=] instead wrote, "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck off,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I'm gay]]".

!!Tropes:
* ActorAllusion: His appearance on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' had constant references to his role in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
* 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 [=McKellan=].
* CoolOldGuy
* EnforcedMethodActing: He hosted ''SaturdayNightLive,'' and in one sketch played Dame Maggie Smith, being interviewed on Weekend Update. At one point he told JimmyFallon, "Oh, you're such a sweet boy! I'd like to give you a kiss!" 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.''
* KnightFever: Though he prefers not be called Sir Ian in person "[[http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/01/sir-ian-mckellen-has-sad-news-for-hobbit-fans-theres-no-sex-in-middle-earth because I donít like being separated out from the rest of the population]]".
* LargeHam: Just check him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhEL0ioJwKQ#t=1m58s giving instructions on]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome changing a flat tire]].
* 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.
* StraightGay
23rd Jun '13 8:22:52 AM Deusirae76
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star 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=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
23rd Jun '13 8:22:31 AM Deusirae76
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', SelfDemonstrating/Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star 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=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', SelfDemonstrating/Magneto SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
23rd Jun '13 8:22:18 AM Deusirae76
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star 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=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto SelfDemonstrating/Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
11th May '13 4:40:15 PM parthagenon
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->''I had enough trouble living up to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings one legend]]. Two would be too much to hope for.''
-->--'''[=Ian McKellen=]''', on turning down the role of [[HarryPotter Dumbledore]].

'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

He's also openly gay and an ardent supporter of gay rights ([[AvertedTrope averting]] NobodyOver50IsGay), advocating it to the exclusion of other causes. Indeed, when the Conservative and pro-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 Section 28]] Local Government Minister Michael Howard asked for an autograph from [=McKellen=] in 1988, [=McKellen=] instead wrote, "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck off,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I'm gay]]".

!!Tropes:
* ActorAllusion: His appearance on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' had constant references to his role in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
* 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 [=McKellan=].
* CoolOldGuy
* EnforcedMethodActing: He hosted ''SaturdayNightLive,'' and in one sketch played Dame Maggie Smith, being interviewed on Weekend Update. At one point he told JimmyFallon, "Oh, you're such a sweet boy! I'd like to give you a kiss!" 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.''
* KnightFever: Though he prefers not be called Sir Ian in person "[[http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/01/sir-ian-mckellen-has-sad-news-for-hobbit-fans-theres-no-sex-in-middle-earth because I donít like being separated out from the rest of the population]]".
* LargeHam: Just check him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhEL0ioJwKQ#t=1m58s giving instructions on]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome changing a flat tire]].
* 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.
* StraightGay
8th Apr '13 5:14:19 PM LongLiveHumour
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->''I had enough trouble living up to [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings one legend]]. Two would be too much to hope for.''
-->--'''[=Ian McKellen=]''', on turning down the role of [[HarryPotter Dumbledore]].

'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].

He's also openly gay and an ardent supporter of gay rights ([[AvertedTrope averting]] NobodyOver50IsGay), advocating it to the exclusion of other causes. Indeed, when the Conservative and pro-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_28 Section 28]] Local Government Minister Michael Howard asked for an autograph from [=McKellen=] in 1988, [=McKellen=] instead wrote, "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck off,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I'm gay]]".

!!Tropes:
* ActorAllusion: His appearance on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' had constant references to his role in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''
* 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 [=McKellan=].
* CoolOldGuy
* EnforcedMethodActing: He hosted ''SaturdayNightLive,'' and in one sketch played Dame Maggie Smith, being interviewed on Weekend Update. At one point he told JimmyFallon, "Oh, you're such a sweet boy! I'd like to give you a kiss!" 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.''
* KnightFever: Though he prefers not be called Sir Ian in person "[[http://www.vanityfair.com/online/oscars/2011/01/sir-ian-mckellen-has-sad-news-for-hobbit-fans-theres-no-sex-in-middle-earth because I donít like being separated out from the rest of the population]]".
* LargeHam: Just check him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhEL0ioJwKQ#t=1m58s giving instructions on]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome changing a flat tire]].
* 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.
* StraightGay
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1st Apr '13 5:37:00 AM BowsertheSecond
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently some sentient snow in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star 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=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently some sentient snow the Great Intelligence in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].
13th Mar '13 8:37:06 PM PaulA
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'''Sir Ian Murray [=McKellen=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently some sentient snow in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with 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=]''' (born in 1939 in the UK) is a [[ShakespearianActors Shakespearean actor]], widely known for his roles as Gandalf in the ''[[Film/TheLordoftheRings Lord of the Rings]]'' trilogy and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Magneto in ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ([[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_le5ts5f9kq1qfti5wo1_500.jpg get over it]]) and as Number Two in the remake of ''ThePrisoner'', [[TheGoldenCompass a certain polar bear]], and most recently some sentient snow in the 2012 Series/DoctorWho ChristmasSpecial. He is shortly to star with DerekJacobi Creator/DerekJacobi in a series called ''{{Series/Vicious}}'', a gay DomCom about [[GrowOldWithMe a long-partnered male couple]].



* CannotSpitItOut / TwiceShy: Closest trope to his relationship with 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 [=McKellan=].

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* CannotSpitItOut / TwiceShy: Closest trope to his relationship with DerekJacobi 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 [=McKellan=].
7th Mar '13 1:26:35 PM Peryton
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* OneOfUs: [[http://runninguphill.tumblr.com/post/44148484203/sparkyhopper-aaaaaaaa This little gem]].
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