Ian McKellen, without doubting, can be called a great and outstanding actor who received overall 49 wins and 57 nominations.
He started acting at school. After graduating, worked in Bolton Little Theater.
After that, the young actor moved to London and continued to build his professional career.
Best Known For
With more than 100 credits as an actor, he was not very recognizable until 2000, when he played Magneto.
He starred in “The Hobbit”, “X-Men”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Beauty and the Beast” etc.
Despite the fact that his mother was Christian and father was a priest, the actor considers himself to be an atheist. “Christianity was very related to their life – it wasn’t just something they did on a Sunday.” – McKellen shared. “I realized I didn’t share their faith, but I share their attitude.” His.
He stated in the interview to the “Men’s Journal” that he does not understand religion. “I don’t get it at all. I understand why people need it, but I think they’re wrong”.
The man is of nonstandard sexual orientation and does not keep this fact in secret. He went out with Brian Taylor in 1964 – 1972. His former lover is Sean Mathias (1978 – 1987).
The star told Daily Mail: “I regret and always shall that I didn’t see the significance of coming out at a much earlier date because I...would have been a different person and a happier one.”
Worth To Known
Has a sister Jean.
Ian is an extremely hard-working person, but his advice for young generation was “work isn’t everything”.
He was knighted and after that, was given the nickname ‘Serena’.
Received two nominations on Oscar: in 1999 for the leading role in “Gods and Monsters” and in 2002 for supporting role in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”.