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More Pride For Ian Mckellen

The Lord of The Rings star turned out for the pride parade in the Big Apple on Sunday (29Jun15), serving as grand marshal alongside his longtime friend Sir Derek Jacobi and celebrating the...

Robert Downey Jr And Paul Thomas Anderson Working On Pinocchio

Robert Downey Jr and Paul Thomas Anderson are writing and producing a live-action movie of 'Pinocchio' together.The 50-year-old actor is producing the live-action Warner Bros movie and will star as the toymaker Gepetto in the...

Vicious Stars Ian Mckellen & Derek Jacobi Celebrate Gay Marriage Ruling At Pride Parade

The Vicious stars hit the streets just days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, which allows gays and lesbians in all 50 states to wed, and the breakthrough was on...

Ian Mckellen And Derek Jacobi Prepare To Serve As Grand Marshals For New York City's Pride Parade

Sir Ian McKellen and his ‘Vicious’ co-star Derek Jacobi will both be serving as grand marshals of New York City's Pride parade this Sunday, just days after the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling. Speaking to...

Ian Mckellen Opens Up About The Heart Of 'Mr. Holmes': 'There's Hope For Us All!'

Sir Ian McKellen isn't the first person you'd think of to play Sherlock Holmes, currently incarnated on TV by brainy Benedict Cumberbatch and in movies by action-man Robert Downey Jr., but Mitch Cullin's novel A...

'Mr Holmes' Has 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes. It's The Perfect Movie.

A little worried that Sir Ian McKellen had to match the likes of Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch as the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes? Well, you really shouldn't have. As with the Guy Ritchie's...

Judi Dench And Ian Mckellen Back Theatre Company For Older Actors

The Frontier Theatre group, which launches in London on Thursday night (18Jun15), was created to provide opportunities for ageing actors who struggle to find stage roles. Dench and MCKellen are patrons of...

Sir Ian Mckellen Can't Remember His Lines

Sir Ian McKellen struggles to remember his lines.The award-winning actor, who's starred in a string of hit movies, including the 'X-Men' and 'Lord of the Rings' franchises, has revealed old age is making it increasingly...

Ian Mckellen Struggling To Learn Lines

The Lord of the Rings star, who recently turned 76, admits he now struggles to memorise his scripts and it took him eight months to remember the words to 2013 Broadway production No...

Ian Mckellen Won't Be Playing Magneto In X Men

Sir Ian McKellen won't be returning to the 'X Men' franchise.The 76-year-old-actor - who had previously played the role of Magneto in the sci-fi movies - has confirmed that he won't be returning to the...

Ian Mckellen: 'Actors Need To Stop Mumbling'

The actor, who started his career in amateur productions in the northern city of Bolton, England, dislikes the way some younger stars speak onscreen and onstage, and wants them to speak up....

Ian Mckellen Writes Tribute To Christopher Lee

Movie legend Lee passed away on Sunday (07Jun15) at the age of 93 following treatment for heart failure and breathing problems, and his death prompted an outpouring of grief from across the movie...

Christopher Lee Fans Confuse Him For Gandalf In Their Twitter Tributes

It’s been a sad day for many movie fans today as the news of Sir Christopher Lee’s death has filtered through the media. Lee took on a number of incredible characters throughout the decades he...

Sir Ian Mckellen Thought He Was 'Immortal'

Sir Ian McKellen believed he was immortal when he was younger.The 76-year-old actor thought he would never die when he was in his younger years, but has started taking care of himself much more in...

Sir Ian Mckellen Stays Young By Having Fun

Sir Ian McKellen says fun is the key to feeling young. The 76-year-old actor keeps his mind sharp and his soul youthful by constantly challenging himself and finding new things to enjoy in life.When...

Ian Mckellen Has Planned His Memorial Service

The Lord of the Rings actor turned 76 last month (May15) and admits he is acutely aware of his mortality because he has seen many friends pass away in recent years. He...

Ian Mckellen Finds It 'Difficult' To Cry

Sir Ian McKellen finds it ''difficult'' to cry in front of the camera.The 76-year-old actor - who's starred in a string of hit movies during his career, including 'The Hobbit' and 'X-Men' franchises - has...

Sir Ian Mckellen Defends Film Roles

Sir Ian McKellen has defended his roles in 'X-Men' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.The 76-year-old actor, who reprised his role as the powerful mutant Magneto in 2014's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' and...

Patrick Stewart Hits Back After 'Gay Cake' Row Criticism

The X-Men actor, who has long championed gay rights, surprised fans by backing the owners of the Ashers Bakery in County Antrim, who hit headlines last month (May15) when they were taken to...

Patrick Stewart Backs Bakers In 'Gay Cake' Debate

The owners of the Ashers Bakery in County Antrim hit headlines last month (May15) when they were taken to court for refusing to decorate a cake with the message "Support Gay Marriage" above...

Sir Ian Mckellen 'Surprised' By Mr. Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen is ''surprised'' by his new movie 'Mr. Holmes'.The 76-year-old actor, who's previously starred in 'The Hobbit' and 'X-Men' franchises, plays the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in the new crime drama film and...

Sir Ian Mckellen Requested At Wedding As Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen was offered a ''fortune'' to attend someone's wedding dressed as Gandalf.The 76-year-old actor has revealed people are such big fans of his role as Gandalf the wizard in the 'Lord of the...

Sir Ian Mckellen Reveals He Nearly Turned Down His Knighthood

Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he considered turning down his knighthood, because he believes the system is “unfair". The 75 year old was given the honour in 1991 for his services to the performing arts.Sir...

Ian Mckellen's Sherlock Holmes Movie Hit With Lawsuit

Executors for the Scottish writer's estate are suing producers at Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon for adapting the film from the book A Slight Trick of the Mind, which allegedly breached...

Celebrities React To Ireland's Vote For Marriage Equality

On Saturday (23May15), it was officially announced that Ireland had become the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by public vote, and Irish stars and outspoken supporters of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender...

Sir Ian Mckellen Nearly Turned Down Knighthood

Sir Ian McKellen considered turning down his knighthood as he felt the system is ''a bit unfair''.The 'Lord of the Rings' star was given the honour by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in 1991 but he...

Coldplay Debut Game Of Thrones Musical On Red Nose Day

The charity drive has raised more than $1 billion over the past three decades in the U.K., and a slew of celebrities in the U.S. joined forces hoping to garner the same success...

Reese Witherspoon To Play Tinkerbell In Live-action Disney Remake

Reese Witherspoon will play Tinkerbell in Disney's live-action remake of the film.The 39-year-old actress will star as the little fairy - made famous in 'Peter Pan' - in 'Tink', and will be replacing Elizabeth Banks,...

Peter Jackson Writes Open Letter For Tragic Cinematographer

Andrew Lesnie, who won an Oscar for the first Lord of the Rings film and also worked on Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, passed away on Monday (27Apr15) at the age of 59 after...

Ruby Wax To Receive Honorary Obe

The American funnywoman, who has battled clinical depression, has been a long-time campaigner for a number of organisations and is the patron for the British Neuroscience Association. Wax will now be feted...

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