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Ian McKellen

British Actor
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Net worth 2018: $55 Million
Residence: Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Country: British
BirthDay: 25 May 1939
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.8 m
Education: St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Cambridge University, Bolton School, University of Cambridge
BIOGRAPHY

Ian McKellen was bornon 25 May 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK, British, is British Actor. McKellen is a British citizen, an acclaimed thespian of the British stage, and a respected film actor. He is well-known for his roles as Magneto in the X-Men films and as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. His work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre, to popular fantasy and science fiction. McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, was knighted for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality. He made his sexual orientation known to his fellow actors early in his stage career, but he came out to the general public in a programme on BBC Radio 3. He is the co-founder of Stonewall, a LGBT rights lobby group in the United Kingdom, named after the Stonewall riots. He acted in the first of several X-Men movies as the villain Magneto and appeared in the film adaptation of the best-selling book ‘The Da Vinci Code.’ For his work in the film series, he received the Screen Actors Guild Award for best supporting actor, and an Academy Award nomination.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$55 Million

TIMELINE
2012

In August 2012, McKellen took part in the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics

2009

In 2009, he appeared in a very popular revival of ‘Waiting for Godot’ at London's Haymarket Theatre

2005

He got the opportunity with Granada Television’s ‘Coronation Street’ in 2005, playing the role of Mel Hutchwright

2001

Mckellen was cast as ‘Wizard Gandalf’ in Peter Jackson’s three series movie ‘The Lord of the Rings’ from 2001

2000

In 2000, he starred in the first of several X-Men movies, as the villain Magneto

1998

The 1998 film ‘Gods and Monsters’, with Mckellen in the lead role, was based on the homosexuality of the film director James Whale

1993

In 1993, he played a South African tycoon in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

1978

In 1978, he met his second partner, Sean Mathias, at the Edinburgh festival

1970

From the1970s to the next two decades, he became a well-known figure in British theatre, performing at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre

1965

In 1965 he was a member of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company at Old Vic

1964

In 1964, he made his first West end appearance in ‘A Scent of Flowers’ in the regional repertory theatres

1961

His first professional appearance came in 1961 when he appeared as ‘Roper’ in ‘A Man for All Seasons’ at the Nottingham Playhouse

1939

Just before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, his family moved to Wigan

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