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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

85 years old. Born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK on 25th May 1939.
You've seen -- of his 86 trackable films

Ian McKellen is an actor with a career spanning 54 years, from 1969 to 2023, starting at the age of 30. His first film was A Touch of Love and his latest film was The Critic. A lot of his work has been in the Drama and Adventure genres.

Famous Roles: Gandalf Magneto

Character Images

Known For

Filmography

Released Films (86)

Film Film Year Runtime Rating Streaming Options
The Critic poster The Critic 2023 1h 35m
Hamlet Within poster Hamlet Within 2022 1h 26m
Infinitum: Subject Unknown poster Infinitum: Subject Unknown 2021 1h 26m
Plex Channel
Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU poster Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU 2020 2h 36m
Cats poster Cats 2019 1h 50m
The Good Liar poster The Good Liar 2019 1h 49m
All Is True poster All Is True 2018 1h 41m
National Theatre Live: King Lear poster National Theatre Live: King Lear 2018 3h 47m
Animal Crackers poster Animal Crackers 2017 1h 45m
How a Kite Flies poster How a Kite Flies 2018 6m
Beauty and the Beast poster Beauty and the Beast 2017 2h 9m
Edmund the Magnificent poster Edmund the Magnificent 2017 14m
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land poster National Theatre Live: No Man's Land 2016 2h 21m
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC poster Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016 2h
The Roof poster The Roof 2016 10m
The Dresser poster The Dresser 2015 1h 45m
Mr. Holmes poster Mr. Holmes 2005 1h 44m
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies poster The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
as Gandalf
2014 2h 24m
X-Men: Days of Future Past poster X-Men: Days of Future Past
as Magneto
2014 2h 12m
Miss in Her Teens poster Miss in Her Teens 2014 1h 10m
Plex Channel
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug poster The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
as Gandalf
2013 2h 41m
The Wolverine poster The Wolverine
as Magneto
2013 2h 6m
The Egg Trick poster The Egg Trick 2013 7m
Doctor Who: The Snowmen poster Doctor Who: The Snowmen 2012 1h
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey poster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
as Gandalf
2012 2h 49m
Small-Time Revolutionary poster Small-Time Revolutionary 2010 16m
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation poster A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation 2010 15m
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy poster Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 4h
King Lear poster King Lear 2008 2h 30m
The Golden Compass poster The Golden Compass 2007 1h 53m
Stardust poster Stardust 2007 2h 7m
For the Love of God poster For the Love of God 2007 11m
Flushed Away poster Flushed Away 2006 1h 25m
X-Men: The Last Stand poster X-Men: The Last Stand
as Magneto
2006 1h 44m
The Da Vinci Code poster The Da Vinci Code 2006 2h 29m
Doogal poster Doogal 2006 1h 25m
Neverwas poster Neverwas 2005 1h 48m
Asylum poster Asylum 2005 1h 39m
The Magic Roundabout poster The Magic Roundabout 2005 1h 25m
Eighteen poster Eighteen 2005 1h 41m
Peter Tatchell: Just Who Does He Think He Is? poster Peter Tatchell: Just Who Does He Think He Is? 2004 1h
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King poster The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
as Gandalf
2003 3h 21m
X2 poster X2
as Magneto
2003 2h 14m
Émile poster Émile 2003 1h 32m
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers poster The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
as Gandalf
2002 3h 53m
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring poster The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
as Gandalf
2001 3h 48m
X-Men poster X-Men
as Magneto
2000 1h 44m
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man poster Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man 2000 39m
Apt Pupil poster Apt Pupil 1998 1h 47m
Swept from the Sea poster Swept from the Sea 1997 1h 53m
Gods and Monsters poster Gods and Monsters 1998 1h 45m
Bent poster Bent 1997 1h 45m
Plex Channel
Surviving Friendly Fire poster Surviving Friendly Fire 1997 1h
An Evening with Lily Savage poster An Evening with Lily Savage 1996 1h
Rasputin poster Rasputin 1996 2h 15m
Restoration poster Restoration 1995 1h 57m
Richard III poster Richard III 1995 1h 44m
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Jack & Sarah poster Jack & Sarah 1995 1h 50m
Cold Comfort Farm poster Cold Comfort Farm 1995 1h 35m
To Die For poster To Die For 1994 1h 41m
The Shadow poster The Shadow 1994 1h 48m
I'll Do Anything poster I'll Do Anything 1994 1h 55m
Six Degrees of Separation poster Six Degrees of Separation 1993 1h 52m
And the Band Played On poster And the Band Played On 1993 2h 20m
The Ballad of Little Jo poster The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 2h 1m
Kino Film Collection
Last Action Hero poster Last Action Hero
as Death
1993 2h 10m
Othello poster Othello 1990 3h 24m
Countdown to War poster Countdown to War 1989 1h 18m
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Scandal poster Scandal 1989 1h 55m
Zina poster Zina 1985 1h 32m
Plenty poster Plenty 1985 2h 4m
The Keep poster The Keep 1983 1h 36m
Walter and June poster Walter and June 1983 1h 3m
The Scarlet Pimpernel poster The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982 2h 22m
AcornTV Amazon Channel
Acorn TV Apple TV
Walter poster Walter 1982 1h 10m
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare poster Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare 1982 1h 30m
Priest of Love poster Priest of Love 1981 2h 5m
Macbeth poster Macbeth 1979 2h 25m
The Vanishing Army poster The Vanishing Army 1980 1h 20m
Hedda Gabler poster Hedda Gabler 1972 2h
Edward II poster Edward II 1970 2h 5m
The Tragedy of King Richard II poster The Tragedy of King Richard II 1970 2h 2m
The Promise 1969 1h 38m
Alfred the Great poster Alfred the Great 1969 2h 2m
A Touch of Love poster A Touch of Love
as George
1969 1h 47m
Marley poster Marley 2021 -

Regularly Credited With

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Cate Blanchett
7 films together
Christopher Lee's profile
Christopher Lee
6 films together
Patrick Stewart's profile
Patrick Stewart
6 films together
Hugh Jackman's profile
Hugh Jackman
6 films together
Judi Dench's profile
Judi Dench
6 films together
Orlando Bloom's profile
Orlando Bloom
5 films together
Hugo Weaving's profile
Hugo Weaving
5 films together
Elijah Wood's profile
Elijah Wood
5 films together
Famke Janssen's profile
Famke Janssen
5 films together

Stats

His Top Genres 1
22% Drama
+ 207 more
His Top Years
6% 2005
+ 38 more
Top Character Types
100% Wizard
Hero or Villain?
100% Good
+ 1 more

1 Genres are counted according to total films, not total genres, as such the overall total of all genress will be more than 100%.

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Ian McKellen FAQ

How old is Ian McKellen?

85 years old.

When was Ian McKellen born?

25th May 1939

Where was Ian McKellen born?

Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK

Has Ian McKellen won an Oscar?

No, up to this point he has never won an Oscar.

Has Ian McKellen won a BAFTA?

No, up to this point he has never won an BAFTA.

What ethnicity is Ian McKellen?

He is Caucasian.