SIR IAN MCKELLEN
(Sir Ian Murray McKellen)
 
* 25. May 1939 (in Burnley, Lancashire, UK)
 
OSCARNOMINEE
 
1999 as James Whale in 'Gods and Monsters'

2002 as Gandalf the Grey in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'
 
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I like him most in the X-Men-movies and in 'The Da Vinci Code' (2006)

he was knighted in 1990

his mother Margery Lois McKellen died in 1951

his father Denis Murray McKellen died in a car crash in 1964, a week after seeing his son Ian in his West End debut

he has an older sister, Jean (* 1934)
 
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