Height: 5’11” / 181 cm
Weight: 151 lbs / 69 kg
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Blue
No doubt, Ian McKellen is one of the most prominent actors of his generation. He is 77 now, and he is still totally busy with his work. The actor, who was interviewed by “The Telegraph”, used to tell, that he decided to limit his workload, but then changed his mind as now he is free enough to devote his life for work.
No wonder, that the star of such films as “The Lord of the Rings”, “X Men”, “Mr. Holmes”, “Beauty and the Beast” and many others, is so open to acting now. He is gay, he is currently single and he has no children. Ian tells that he has always been too selfish to have children and to marry.
McKellen was brought up in a typical English family. His mother was a secretary, who later retired to become a housewife. His father made his fortune as a civil engineer. McKellen family was not rich, but he had always had a good pair of shoes (and some of his peers couldn’t boast with it).
He liked acting from his young years, and started to play at the theater in his college years. But young Ian McKellen doubted if he was talented enough for it. Once he got a great review in the local newspaper, where the author called him “a new big name in the industry”, which convinced the young actor to keep performing.
Having portrayed a number of memorable characters, Ian McKellen currently thinks not about retirement, but about his death. He has already planned in detail his memorial service and hopes to arrange a rehearsal one day to be sure, it is really well-arranged.
Name: Sir Ian Murray McKellen
Nickname: Ian; Sir Ian Mckellen; Serena
Date of Birth: May 25, 1939
Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK
Place of Residence: East London, England, UK
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Education: Bolton School, University of Cambridge, St. Catharine's College
He is gay. He is currently single. Ian used to date:
1) Brian Taylor (1964-1972)
2) Sean Mathias (1978-1987)
… and some others
Awards and Honors:
1) Screen Actors Guild Award in 2004
2) Tony Award in 1981
3) Critics Choice Movie Award in 2004
4) Two Academy Award nominations
…and many others
Favorite Color: Yellow, gold, sunny
Favorite Food: Salty bacon
Favorite Book: “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame
Favorite City: Venice, Italy