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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 2996
  • BirthDate: 1939, 25 of May , Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
  • Spouse: single
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Facts of life

    Ian McKellen 

    Ian McKellen is an American Actor born on October 17, 1915 in Harlem, New York City. He started his acting career at the age of 17, and in this short span of time, he has actually achieved a great deal of recognition and now currently has a big resume of commercially successful stage plays. Initially he starred in some short films, but with the amazing acting skills- he grabbed the attention of big stage plays houses. The successes of short films lead to his big debut in Broadway, after which he constantly went up in stage plays industry. In the short span of his career, he has acted in big production stage plays like They Too Arise, An Enemy of the People, A Memory of Two Mondays, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop's Ceiling, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, among many more other stage plays.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 2002 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1999 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Saturn Award - 2004 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003)."
    Won Saturn Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Won Saturn Award - 1999 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Способный ученик (1998)."
    Won Annie - 2007 for "Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for:Flushed Away (2006). As the voice of the Toad."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 2004 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 2002 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1997 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for:Richard III (1995)."
    Won Honorary Golden Berlin Bear - 2006 for ""
    Nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award - 2001 for "Favorite Villain (Internet Only) for:X-Men (2000)."
    Won Entertainment Personality Award - 2003 for ""
    Won British Independent Film Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Won Critics Choice Award - 2004 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003). Shared with: Sean Astin Sean Bean Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Bernard Hill Ian Holm Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen John Noble Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Karl Urban Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Won Critics Choice Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998) and Способный ученик (1998)."
    Won CableACE - 1995 for "Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for:And the Band Played On (1993) (TV)."
    Won CFCA Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Won Chlotrudis Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Chlotrudis Award - 1996 for "Best Actor for:Richard III (1995)."
    Won Maverick Tribute Award - 2002 for ""
    Nominated DVD Premiere Award - 2003 for "Best Audio Commentary, New Release for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001). Shared with: Elijah Wood Liv Tyler And other cast. For the Extended Edition."
    Nominated DFWFCA Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2010 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for:"The Prisoner" (2009). (AMC)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2009 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for:"Great Performances" (1971). (PBS). For episode "King Lear (#37.11)"."
    Nominated Emmy - 2007 for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for:"Extras" (2005). (HBO)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1996 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for:Rasputin (1996) (TV). (HBO)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1994 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for:And the Band Played On (1993) (TV). (HBO)."
    Nominated Empire Award - 2004 for "Best British Actor for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003)."
    Nominated Empire Award - 2003 for "Best British Actor for:Властелин колец: Две крепости (2002)."
    Nominated Empire Award - 2002 for "Best British Actor for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Won European Film Award - 1996 for "Best Actor for:Richard III (1995)."
    Won Evening Standard British Film Award - 1997 for "Best Film for:Richard III (1995)."
    Won FFCC Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998) and Способный ученик (1998)."
    Won Stephen F. Kolzak Award - 1993 for ""
    Nominated Genie - 2005 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for:Emile (2003)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1999 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1997 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for:Rasputin (1996) (TV)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1996 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for:Richard III (1995)."
    Won Independent Spirit Award - 1999 for "Best Male Lead for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Audience Award - 2007 for "Best International Actor for:X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Won Outfest Achievement Award - 1998 for ""
    Won LAFCA Award - 1998 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated MTV Movie Award - 2002 for "Best Fight for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001). Shared with: Christopher Lee"
    Won NBR Award - 2003 for "Best Acting by an Ensemble for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003). Shared with: Sean Astin Sean Bean Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Bernard Hill Ian Holm Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen John Noble Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Karl Urban Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Won NBR Award - 1998 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    2nd place NSFC Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Won OFCS Award - 2003 for "Best Ensemble for:Властелин колец: Две крепости (2002). Shared with: Sean Astin Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Brad Dourif Bernard Hill Christopher Lee Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Nominated OFCS Award - 2002 for "Best Supporting Actor for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Won OFCS Award - 1999 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated PFCS Award - 2004 for "Best Ensemble Acting for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003). Shared with: Sean Astin Sean Bean Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Bernard Hill Ian Holm Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen John Noble Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Karl Urban Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Won PFCS Award - 2003 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Властелин колец: Две крепости (2002). Shared with: Sean Astin Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Brad Dourif Bernard Hill Christopher Lee Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Won PFCS Award - 2002 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001). Shared with: Sean Astin Sean Bean Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Ian Holm Christopher Lee Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Hugo Weaving Elijah Wood"
    Won RTS Television Award - 1983 for "Best Performance for:Walter (1982) (TV)."
    Nominated SFX Award - 2003 for "Best SF or Fantasy Film Actor for:Властелин колец: Две крепости (2002)."
    Won SDFCS Award - 1998 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Won Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award - 2009 for ""
    Won Silver Seashell - 1998 for "Best Actor for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Satellite Award - 2009 for "Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for:"The Prisoner" (2009)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 2002 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 1999 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 1997 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for:Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV)."
    Won Actor - 2004 for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for:Властелин колец: Возвращение короля (2003). Shared with: Sean Astin Sean Bean Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Bernard Hill Ian Holm Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen John Noble Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Karl Urban Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Nominated Actor - 2003 for "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for:Властелин колец: Две крепости (2002). Shared with: Sean Astin Cate Blanchett Orlando Bloom Billy Boyd Brad Dourif Bernard Hill Christopher Lee Dominic Monaghan Viggo Mortensen Miranda Otto John Rhys-Davies Andy Serkis Liv Tyler Hugo Weaving David Wenham Elijah Wood"
    Won Actor - 2002 for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Nominated Actor - 1999 for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
    Nominated Teen Choice Award - 2006 for "Movies - Choice Sleazebag for:X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Код да Винчи (2006)."
    Nominated Teen Choice Award - 2003 for "Choice Movie Villain for:Люди Икс-2 (2003)."
    Nominated TFCA Award - 2001 for "Best Supporting Performance, Male for:Властелин колец: Братство кольца (2001)."
    Won TFCA Award - 1998 for "Best Performance, Male for:Боги и монстры (1998)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 104
  • Salary: Der Herr der Ringe - Die Gefährten (2001) £4,000,000
    Der Herr der Ringe - Die zwei Türme (2002) £5,000,000
  • Films with Ian McKellen: The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet - 2012
    The Hobbit: There and Back Again - 2013
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 2012
    Miss in Her Teens - 2012
    Claude et Claudette - 2011
    Lady Grey London - 2011
    The Egg Trick - 2010
    A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation - 2010
    Small-Time Revolutionary - 2010
    E'gad, Zombies! - 2010
    The Academy Part 2: First Impressions - 2009
    The Prisoner - 2009
    The Academy - 2009
    King Lear - 2008
    Great Performances - 2008
    The Golden Compass - 2007
    Stardust - 2007
    For the Love of God - 2007
    Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Rise of the Witch King - 2006
    Flushed Away - 2006
    X-Men: The Last Stand - 2006
    The Da Vinci Code - 2006
    Doogal - 2006
    Displaced - 2006
    Eighteen - 2005
    Neverwas - 2005
    Coronation Street - 2005
    Asylum - 2005
    Sprung! The Magic Roundabout - 2005
    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth - 2004
    The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age - 2004
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 2003
    Emile - 2003
    X2 - 2003
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 2002
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 2001
    X-Men - 2000
    Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man - 2000
    David Copperfield - 1999
    Apt Pupil - 1998
    Gods and Monsters - 1998
    Swept from the Sea - 1997
    Bent - 1997
    Rasputin - 1996
    Restoration - 1995
    Richard III - 1995
    Jack & Sarah - 1995
    Cold Comfort Farm - 1995
    Heaven's a Drag - 1994
    The Shadow - 1994
    I'll Do Anything - 1994
    Six Degrees of Separation - 1993
    And the Band Played On - 1993
    The Ballad of Little Jo - 1993
    Last Action Hero - 1993
    Tales of the City - 1993
    Theatre Night - 1990
    Scandal - 1989
    Countdown to War - 1989
    Windmills of the Gods - 1988
    Walter and June - 1986
    Zina - 1986
    Plenty - 1985
    The Keep - 1983
    The Scarlet Pimpernel - 1982
    Walter - 1982
    Priest of Love - 1981
    Play for Today - 1980
    Armchair Thriller - 1980
    BBC2 Playhouse - 1979
    A Performance of Macbeth - 1979
    Corvette Summer - 1978
    Jackanory - 1978
    BBC Play of the Month - 1968-1973
    Country Matters - 1972
    BBC Show of the Week - 1972
    ITV Saturday Night Theatre - 1972
    The Tragedy of King Richard II - 1971
    Hamlet - 1970/I
    Edward II - 1970
    Solo - 1970
    The Promise - 1969
    Alfred the Great - 1969/I
    Thank You All Very Much - 1969
    David Copperfield - 1966
    The Wednesday Play - 1965
    Sunday Out of Season - 1965
    The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling - 1964
    Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare - 1982
    Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! - 2000
    The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale - 1999
    Great West End Theatres - 2012
    Breakfast - 2001-2011
    The Betty Driver Story - 2011
    The People Speak UK - 2010
    Alan Davies' Teenage Revolution - 2010
    The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards - 2010
    The 7PM Project - 2010
    The ONE Show - 2008-2010
    Live from Studio Five - 2010
    Beautiful Prison: The World of 'The Prisoner' - 2010
    A Six Hour Film Shot in 92 Days: The Diary of 'The Prisoner' - 2010
    The Man Behind '2' - 2010
    Loose Women - 2010
    The South Bank Show - 1979-2010
    The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2009 - 2009
    The View - 2002-2009
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - 2009
    The Paul O'Grady Show - 2005-2009
    Cinema 3 - 2009
    Premio Donostia a Ian McKellen - 2009
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2009
    What's on Theatre - 2008
    Sunday AM - 2007-2008
    The Friday Night Project - 2008
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2008
    Parkinson - 2003-2007
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 2007
    Charlie Rose - 1996-2007
    Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! - 2007
    Mornings with Kerri-Anne - 2007
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2007
    Cubism: Pet Shop Boys in Concert - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City - 2007
    Guerrilla Distribution - 2007
    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year - 2006
    The Secret Policeman's Ball - 2006
    HBO First Look - 2003-2006
    Extras - 2006
    X-Men: Evolution of a Trilogy - 2006
    X-Men: The Excitement Continues - 2006
    Richard & Judy - 2002-2006
    Corazón de... - 2006
    This Morning - 2006
    Friday Night with Jonathan Ross - 2003-2006
    Last Call with Carson Daly - 2006
    Jimmy Kimmel Live! - 2006
    Real Time with Bill Maher - 2004-2006
    Saint of 9/11 - 2006
    The Bigger Picture - 2006
    The Hobart Shakespeareans - 2005
    Today - 2005
    Magical Voices - 2005
    The Magic of Music - 2005
    The British Soap Awards 2005 - 2005
    Du kommst nicht vorbei - Fans im Bann des Ringes - 2005
    Ringers: Lord of the Fans - 2005
    The Olympic Torch Concert Live - 2004
    Arena - 1993-2004
    Peter Tatchell: Just Who Does He Think He Is? - 2004
    The 76th Annual Academy Awards - 2004
    The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards - 2004
    HARDtalk - 2004
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2004
    Late Night with Conan O'Brien - 2003
    The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled - 2003
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - 1993-2003
    Paula Zahn Now - 2003
    4Pop - 2003
    Frids film - 2003
    National Geographic: Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - 2003
    Filmland - 2003
    E! News Live - 2003
    The Second Uncanny Issue of X-Men! Making 'X2' - 2003
    The Simpsons - 2003
    Tussen de sterren - 2003
    Have I Got News for You - 2003
    Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway - 2003
    X-Factor: The Look of 'X-Men' - 2003
    The Uncanny Suspects - 2003
    X-Men Production Scrapbook - 2003
    Churchill - 2003
    Inside the Actors Studio - 2002
    A Day in the Life of a Hobbit - 2002
    Two Wizards - 2002
    In the Life - 2002
    The 74th Annual Academy Awards - 2002
    + de cinéma - 2002
    Saturday Night Live - 2002
    8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - 2002
    Politically Incorrect - 2002
    The Orange British Academy Film Awards - 2002
    The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 2002
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 1999-2002
    Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute - 2002
    Making the Movie - 2002
    The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' - 2002
    Troldspejlet - 2001
    Gomorron - 2001
    A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings' - 2001
    Quest for the Ring - 2001
    Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love - 2001
    2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards - 2000
    The Book That Wrote Itself - 1999
    The 71st Annual Academy Awards - 1999
    The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1999
    Blankety Blank - 1998
    Face to Face - 1998
    Light Lunch - 1997
    An Audience with Elton John - 1997
    Surviving Friendly Fire - 1997
    A Bit of Scarlet - 1997
    Heroes of Comedy - 1997
    Great Composers - 1997
    An Evening with Lily Savage - 1996
    TFI Friday - 1996
    Thin Ice - 1995
    The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1994
    David Macaulay: Roman City - 1994
    Camp Christmas - 1993
    Out There - 1993
    The 46th Annual Tony Awards - 1992
    Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit - 1990
    The Evening Standard Drama Awards - 1988
    Forty Minutes - 1988
    Call My Bluff - 1979-1984
    Playing Shakespeare - 1979-1984
    Amud Ha'Esh - 1979
    Special Collector's Edition - 2011
    The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters - 2010
    The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest - 2010
    20 to 1 - 2010
    Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy - 2010
    Breakfast - 2010
    Stars on the Street - 2009
    Live from Studio Five - 2009
    This Morning - 2009
    Spisok korabley - 2008
    The Colbert Report - 2007
    Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero - 2006
    Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema - 2006
    Have I Got News for You: The Best of the Guest Presenters - Volume 2 - 2005
    101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments - 2004
    DNZ: The Real Middle Earth - 2004
    Pet Shop Boys: Pop Art - The Videos - 2003
    Lord of the Piercing - 2002
    William Shakespeare - 2000
    Pet Shop Boys: Videography - 1991
    Showbusiness - 1988
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