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Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award nominations, eight BAFTA film and TV nominations and five Emmy Award nominations. McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His notable film roles include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and Magneto in the X-Men films.
May 25, 1939, Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
1993 Last Action HeroDeath 2000 X-Men: Production ScrapbookHimself 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingGandalf the Grey 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersGandalf the White 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingGandalf the White 2006 The Da Vinci CodeSir Leigh Teabing 2006 Flushed AwayThe Toad (voice) 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyGandalf 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugGandalf 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesGandalf 2014 X-Men: Days of Future PastErik Lehnsherr / Magneto (Old) 2015 Mr. HolmesSherlock Holmes 2017 Beauty and the BeastCogsworth 2019 The Good LiarRoy Courtnay 2019 CatsGus the Theater CatLimited to the 15 most popular items