For the 1984 broadway engagement, mckellen received the drama desk award for outstanding oneperson show. Though his role in the film adaptation of lord of the rings introduced him to a new audience, mckellen had a thriving career a lifetime before his visit to middle earth. Ian mckellen celebrity profile check out the latest ian mckellen photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures. Actors, ian mckellen, frances barber, romola garai, sylvester mccoy, ian mckellen. Mckellen first performed the recital in scandinavia in 1980 and later performed it throughout the world. Sir ian mckellen on acting and auditions daily actor. Its not yourself you offer to the world, but part of yourself. Ian mckellen on stage with tolkien, shakespeare, others. Sir ian murray mckellen ch cbe born 25 may 1939 is an english actor. His career spans genres ranging from shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. Fact 6 he and patrick stewart were members of the royal shakespeare company at the same time.
Shakespeare has no place in the classroom, sir ian. Sir ian mckellen releases new apps to make shakespeares. A 68 hour playlist of shakespeares plays being performed by great actors. Ian mckellen seeks to demystify shakespeare with new app cnet. Acting shakespeare jan 19, 1984 feb 19, 1984 starring. This tour takes you from theatre to theatre on a route from leicester square through to covent garden, embankment and the strand.
To download the digital edition, android users can click here and ios users. Play the starring role in a tour of londons historic west end with the help of british acting icon ian mckellen. We enjoy the challenge of variety, and audiences, myself included, enjoy watching a group of actors in contrasting roles. The show starts with gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. Back in 1996, sir ian mckellen starred in a vivid, outrageous and visceral screen adaptation of shakespeares richard iii. Please be aware when booking as it will not be possible to exchange these types of tickets on the day of the performance. In the video, the celebrated shakespearean actor is. Human beings, reflects sir ian mckellen in joe stephensons winsome new doc mckellen. Release dates 1 also known as aka 0 release dates usa 26 april 1982. He was costumed, he told the audience in filledtocapacity harmon hall. In this classic archive interview, film critic robin askew finds the acting legend on fiery, yet thoughtful, form. Ian mckellen bio, photos, theatre credits, stage history mckellen is recognised worldwide as magneto in the xmen films and gandalf in tolkiens middle earth films.
Also known as aka it looks like we dont have any akas for this title yet. His powerful performance of salieri in the broadway production of amadeus earned him. French southern territories, gabon, gambia, georgia, germany. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. Catharines college, cambridge, where as a student actor he was often directed by john barton, later of the royal shakespeare company. In 2001, ian mckellen put on the robe and pointed hat of a wizard named gandalf and won a place in the hearts of tolkien fans worldwide. Sir ian mckellen ian mckellen in his solo show, ian mckellen acting shakespeare which is at the playhouse, northumberland avenue for 4 weeks only from december 11.
Fact 7 he was the only actor from the lord of the rings trilogy to receive an acting academy award nomination. From 1989, sir ian mckellen s one man shakespeare show. Ian mckellen with shakespeare, tolkien, others and you. British actor ian mckellen in china for shakespeare on. One of the theaters finest classical actors, he began performing in college and in 1961, rapidly established his reputation on stage. Acting shakespeare is a oneman show of shakespearean monologues interspersed with theatrical anecdotes devised and performed by ian mckellen. Ian mckellen, british acting legend and recipient of every major theatrical award in the uk and us, delivered an exclusive smart talk at the shanghai international film festival on 12 june 2016. He is the recipient of six laurence olivier awards, a tony award, a golden globe award, two academy award nominations, four bafta nominations and five emmy award nominations. Im celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres i know well and a few that i dont. Worldrenowned actor ian mckellen will visit china for bfi presents. Ian mckellens oneman show acting shakespeare released on. Ian mckellen on stage in acting shakespeare photo by james. A second tour, in repertoire with marlowes edward ii, was a sensation at the 1969 edinburgh festival and played two sellout seasons in london. Three powerful radio productions from the bbc archives starring ian mckellen, ronald pickup and paul scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent.
Smart talk with ian mckellen at shanghai international film festival. Mckellens work spans genres ranging from shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. Ian mckellen widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native great britain and internationally, twice nominated for the oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in uk and us, ian murray mckellen was born on may 25, 1939 in burnley, lancashire, england, to margery lois sutcliffe and denis murray. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the bestknown theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the. British actor ian mckellen talks about his role in a production king learpart of a yearlong presentation of all of shakespeares plays, poems, and sonnets. Shakespeare on film, as part of the british councils shakespeare lives a major programme of events and activities celebrating shakespeares work in the 400th anniversary year of his death. Ian mckellen, british acting legend british council. Ian will launch shakespeare on film at shanghai international film festival on june. Ian mckellen, in full sir ian murray mckellen, born may 25, 1939, burnley, lancashire, england, british actor of great versatility, noted for his work with the royal shakespeare company and for his eclectic filmography mckellen attended st. On the announcement, ian mckellen said british actors are used to playing in repertory, whether for the national theatre or the royal shakespeare company. Ian mckellen talks about his classic 1996 richard iii film. Opening with an action scene strongly reminscent of one of the more audacious stunts in goldeneye and climaxing in a style that owes more to terminator 2 than any of those stilted school stage productions which are the closest most of us get to the bard, richard loncraine and ian mckellens reworking of richard eyres daring stage adaptation is clearly not for the shakespeare purist. Ian mckellens one man show, television show, and dvd. Sir ian mckellen puts on a dazzling oneman shakespeare show.
Alone on stage, with no props or costumes, distinguished and celebrated actor ian mckellen performs some of the most striking monologues from shakespeares. Ian mckellen, horoscope for birth date 25 may 1939, born. Ian mckellen on coming out, religion, and shakespeare. Fact 8 the phrase old friend was used by mckellen in xmen as well as in the lord of the rings. English actor ian mckellen on a moped with lplates in london uk 25th january 1970. Mckellen analyses a speech from the closing scenes of. A knight in harmon hall a knight proves to be a true champion. The students know ian mckellen as gandalf from the lord of the rings and the hobbit trilogies, but he is in his guise here of a gifted shakespearean actor of the royal shakespeare company giving his insights into acting shakespearean roles and the ways in which shakespeare can still communicate with the modern world. His notable film roles include gandalf in the lord of.
Ian mckellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from shakespeare and discusses some of his plays. Ian mckellen in acting shakespeare photo measures 8 x 10. Sir ian mckellens oneman show acting shakespeare has been released on dvd. Heuristic shakespeare the tempest is the first of 37 new apps to help students better understand the works of the famous bard. Twice nominated for the oscar, and recipient of every major theatrical award in uk and us, ian mckellen is widely regarded as one of the worlds finest actors. Theatreland tour with ian mckellen free london audio tour.
Sir ian mckellen hails shakespeare for making all the. His oneman play was a tourdeforce, ian mckellen acting shakespeare. William shakespeare, full cast, paul scofield, peggy ashcroft, ian mckellen, bbc worldwide ltd. Josh jones is a writer and musician based in durham, nc. Ian mckellen performer devised especially for the cultural festival of gay games iv by ian mckellen. The family took in evacuees, a german prisoner of war, and, according to mckellen, the first black. Ian mckellen seeks to demystify shakespeare with new app. The music of ian mckellen reciting shakespeare hear. He is the recipient of six laurence olivier awards, a tony award, a golden globe award, a screen actors guild award, a bif award, two saturn awards, four drama desk awards, and two critics choice awards. The program is presented in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the folger shakespeare library in washington, d. Thursday, october 29, 2009 front row, center stalls sir ian mckellens first star turn on stage was as justice shallow in a cambridge university production of shakespeares henry iv, part 2. Ian mckellens classic 1996 film of shakespeares richard iii. One of the eras great classical actors, he has played most of shakespeares major.
By ian mckellen shakespeare theatre company, washington, d. Mckellen talks about his career as a shakespearean actor and about shakespeares life and writing, interspersing his account with performances of well known speeches from the plays. Ian mckellen, who first made his reputation performing at the royal shakespeare company in the 1970s and 80s, has just released the first of a series of ipad apps meant to make shakespeares plays more accessible, especially for high school and college students. Prospect theatre company 1 november 1968 21 march 1970 in 1968, ian mckellen s richard ii established him as a leading shakespeare actor. I would request that wherever possible, the actors should be in the same space and able to look at each other. Shakespeare has no place in the classroom, sir ian mckellen tells tes. For the 1984 broadway engagement, mckellen received the drama desk award for outstanding oneperson show and a tony. Please note that certain ticket types are not suitable for those with mobility issues or some access needs. In addition, a brie renowned shakespearean actor ian mckellen celebrates the worlds greatest playwright in a performance of anecdotes, personal reflection, and the bards verse.1152 43 1293 69 1325 225 1323 1435 238 1384 671 572 1203 294 1399 440 307 1004 1460 361 1097 151 869 293 1153 444 283 566 780 834 243 58