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London, United Kingdom-January 15, 2020: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart attend the 'Star Trek; Picard' TV show premiere at the Odeon Luxe cinema in Leicester Square in London. (Image: Cubankite / Shutterstock.com)
Long before Stewart would reunite with his fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actor and best friend Sir Ian McKellen in 20th Century Studios' X-Men franchise, McKellen tried to discourage Stewart from taking that leap into American television  for Star Trek: The Next Generation Stewart, who's coming off his 10th season as Jean-Luc following his third and[...]
Ian McKellen Lost Role In Harold Pinter Film For Being Gay
Ian McKellen has been interviewed by John Wilson for BBC Radio 4's Front Row, talking about his life, his career, and his decision to return to the lead role of Hamlet During the forty-five-minute interview, he also talked about his gay activism over the years and the effects of another radio interview he gave in[...]
LOS ANGELES - NOV 11: Patrick Stewart at the "Charlie's Angels" Premiere at the Village Theater on November 11, 2019 in Westwood, CA (Image: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
His dearest friend, actor Ian McKellen shares a relationship spanning four decades dating back to their early theater days "I like to surprise chat show hosts by telling them: 'I married Patrick Stewart' – which I did," he said "I married him to Sunny [Ozell] (in 2013), his mischievous, utterly reliable wife What he confesses[...]
Watch Trailer For Animated Film Animal Crackers, On Netflix In July
After many years of sitting on the shelf, Netflix will release the film starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Raven-Symone, Patrick Warburton, Harvey Fierstein, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn, Gilbert Gottfried, Tara Strong, Kevin Grevioux, James Arnold Taylor, Lydia Rose Taylor, and Ian McKellen You can watch the trailer for Animal Crackers down below. Animal Crackers[...]
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Two days ago Ian McKellen spoke to a crowd and was asked about the allegations against longtime friend director Bryan Singer The response that McKellen made was problematic, to say the least as he seemed to imply that Singer and Kevin Spacey acted the way they did because they were closeted at the time That[...]
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Sir Ian McKellen spoke at National Student Pride 2019 (via Metro Weekly) and was asked about the allegations against people like Singer and Spacey McKellen claimed that both of them being in the closet contributed to the allegations "With the couple of names you've mentioned, people I've worked with, both of them were in the[...]
Family Guy Writer, EP Talk Stewie's "Real" Voice, Sexuality and THAT Ending
But on the occasion of their 300th episode, the Seth MacFarlane series enlisted the help of none other than Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings) to analyze the lovable tyrant Over the course of the nearly episode-long session, Stewie – sent to Dr Pritchfield's (McKellen) office after pushing a classmate down the stairs –[...]
Family Guy's 300th Episode Preview: Brian vs. Stewie – It's On!
Cecil Pritchfield (Ian McKellen), after pushing one of his classmates During the session, Stewie experiences a series of personal and emotional revelations about himself. Family Guy's 300th episode, "Dogs Bites Bear," airs Sunday, January 14, 9:00 pm ET/PT on Fox. Entertainment Weekly With Fox's animated hit series Family Guy about to drop its 300th episode, I'm not[...]
Lord Of The Rings tv
With a cast that included Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, and Orlando Bloom, the three films would go on to earn 17 Oscars (including one for Best Picture). "We are delighted that Amazon, with its longstanding commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord[...]
Chris Hardwick's Strange Moment With Ian McKellen
In the first, Chris Hardwick tells of an awkward and strange moment with Sir Ian McKellen where he learned that just because he hosts a panel doesn't make him friends with the people on it Hardwick and Wood also discuss fandom and liking the more obscure things. Talking with Chris Hardwick airs Sundays at 11 PM[...]
Ian McKellen Almost Missed Out On Playing Magneto And Gandalf
The thing that gave us Hugh Jackman as Wolverine almost cost us Ian McKellen as Magneto and Gandalf In an interview with People Magazine, McKellen told the story of how he had just finished the film Gods And Monsters when he was offered a role in Mission Impossible II The studio wouldn't give the actor[...]
New UK Trailer For Mr. Holmes Starring Ian McKellen
He's already tackled such iconic characters as Gandalf The Grey and Magneto… so taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes in his later years seems quite fitting for Sir Ian McKellen In the film Mr Holmes, the world's greatest detective is at the end of his life at a time where he has a certain[...]
Why Christopher Plummer Turned Down The Role Of Gandalf
Ian McKellen was not the first choice to play Gandalf the Grey in the Lord of The Rings films The role was offered to Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer prior to the now almost synonymous face taking the part Plummer recently visited Conan where he talked about why he turned down the role, playfully hating[...]
A Very Different Sherlock Holmes
Ian McKellen is playing a very different version of Sherlock in the upcoming Mr Holmes In the film, directed by Bill Condon, it's 1947 and the world's greatest detective is 93 years old and has just returned from Japan where he witnessed the atomic devastation He is dealing with diminishing mental abilities while going over[...]
Gandalf Will Not Allow It – Clip From The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies
Here we see Gandalf (Ian McKellen) trying to get Thranduil (Lee Pace) to go and warn the dwarves but the elf refuses… a job that Bilbo (Martin Freeman) decides to do whether the wizard allows it or not. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters December 17th. [youtube]http://youtu.be/FtJRmnmGP0U[/youtube] [...]
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Main Trailer
The end of Ian McKellen as Gandalf after 13 years Any chance for the Silmarillion? The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies opens December 17th. [youtube]http://youtu.be/iVAgTiBrrDA[/youtube] Kind of hard to believe we are at the third and final installment of the Hobbit With this trilogy and the Lord of the Rings, we have six amazing movies[...]
You Shall Not Pass – Gandalf Speaks To Students
Sir Ian McKellen visited Chew Valley School in England and spoke to the students In doing so, he decided that his words of wisdom would have more weight coming from Gandalf the Grey. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZf0Q-v3u-k[/youtube] Sir Ian McKellen visited Chew Valley School in England and spoke to the students[...]
Bryan Singer Tweets 6 Seconds Of Sir Ian McKellen, Metal And Silly Noises
Well, except that they don't generally star Sir Ian McKellen. Oh, and you will want to turn the sound on for the full experience. #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast vine.co/v/btrgeqDFdgQ — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) April 10, 2013   It is exciting to see 'Magneto' back in the chair and intercut with lots of metal objects again. Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool If you[...]
Tuesday Trending Topics: Magneto And Professor X
Time keeps slipping into the future: Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 & @SirPatStew are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast #magneto #professorX More to come… Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today: Report: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Batman In Justice League Earlier in the year, Zack Snyder's comments regularly seemed to suggest that his Superman would be different from the Justice League movie Superman. X-Men[...]