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Danny Dyer Discovers Royal Link In Who Do You Think You Are?

The 38-year-old actor delves back into his past for an upcoming episode of BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?. And while he might be most well known for his roles in gangster...

Ian Mckellen Opens Lgbt Bollywood Festival

The openly-gay British acting icon joined Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor at the opening ceremony of South Asia's biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movie event in Mumbai, days after appearing at the MAMI...

Ewan Mcgregor: 'Playing Lumiere Was Fantastically Fun!'

The Scottish actor takes on the role of talking candlestick Lumiere in Bill Condon's version of the classic Disney film, with Emma Watson playing Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Ewan is no stranger...

Ian Mckellen's Not A Tv Fan

In an age where people devour whole seasons of television shows in a single evening, Ian would much rather go out for a nice meal than spend a night in front of the box. “No....

From 'Romeo + Juliet' To Macbeth: 11 Of The Best William Shakespeare Adaptations In Cinema History

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's most renowned playwright William Shakespeare, we reflect on the best interpretations of his work that have ever hit the big screen. From all Kenneth...

Sir Ian Mckellen Returns Advance For Painful Memoir

The Lord of the Rings star signed a $1.4 million (£1 million) book deal with publishers at Hodder & Stoughton last year (15), but he has since cancelled the contract and returned...

Ian Mckellen And Patrick Stewart Staging British Reunion

The X-Men co-stars are planning to bring their acclaimed Broadway adaptation of Harold Pinter's play No Man's Land to U.K. theatres in August (16). The veterans last shared a British stage when...

Sam Smith Apologises To Dustin Lance Black After Oscars Faux Pas

It’s been quite the 48 hours for British singer Sam Smith. First he performed Bond theme ‘Writings on the Wall’ at the Oscars, then he took home the best original song award. But his big...

Ian Mckellen Congratulates Sam Smith On Oscar Win

The soul singer and his collaborator Jimmy Napes beat out competition from the likes of Lady Gaga and The Weeknd to claim the Best Original Song honour for their Spectre theme tune, Writing's...

Sam Smith Defends Oscars Speech

The 23-year-old won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for his James Bond theme, Writing's on the Wall, on Sunday night (28Feb16), but he quickly came under fire after claiming he may be the...

Dustin Lance Black Reminds Sam Smith He's Not The First Openly Gay Oscar Winner

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black gave Sam Smith a very public reminder that he’s not the first openly gay person to win an Oscar, after the singer made the faux pas during his acceptance speech at...

Ian Mckellen And Daniel Radcliffe Defend Bbc

The actors are among a group of celebrities who are backing The Great BBC Campaign to lobby on behalf of the public-funded organisation, which is facing a raft of cost-cutting measures from the...

From Ian Mckellen To Ellen Page: 15 Gay Actors Who Usually Have Straight Roles

Ian McKellen has offered his own opinion about diversity in Hollywood following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. He believes that it's not only black people who are being overlooked in the film industry, but gay actors too;...

Sir Ian Mckellen Hosting Richard Iii Inspired Bus Tours

The X-Men star will give tours of London locations featured in his 1995 film Richard III. "I've always thought it might be fun to take a bus tour around the sites...

Sir Ian Mckellen To Become A London Bus Tour Guide

Sir Ian McKellen is to become a bus tour guide – not for a new film, but in real life, as he is set to boost public tours of London locations seen in the film...

Ian Mckellen: 'Gay Actors Are Shunned At Oscars Too'

The Lord of the Rings star was asked during a TV interview about the recent furore over the 2016 Academy Awards after several stars criticised organisers because no black actors were nominated for...

British Stars To Honour William Shakespeare On Death Anniversary

David will host a live U.K. TV gala celebrating the life and work of Shakespeare in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, England on 23 April (16), the day on which the Bard was born...

Ian Mckellen Starts Following Zac Efron On Twitter

The High School Musical star is clearly in awe of the British film legend, who won legions of new fans as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchises. And it seems the...

Ian Mckellen Caught Recycling Christmas Gifts

The veteran actor had a habit of storing items given by friends until the next holiday season, when he would hand them on as his own presents. However, the Lord of The...

Ian Mckellen Spills Insects On Lily James

Sir Ian and Lily were appearing as guests on the Jonathan Ross Show Christmas Special when the host presented the pair with an insect-based feast of sago worms, black ants, locusts, grasshoppers and...

Ian Mckellen Reluctantly Studied Beekeeping For Mr. Holmes Role

The X-Men star portrays an ageing version of legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in the movie, in which his retired character becomes a professional apiculturist. The British actor reveals he flat out...

Ian Mckellen Turned Down Kate Beckinsale's Proposal

The Lord of the Rings star, who is openly gay, admits he was flattered by Kate's proposal, but knew she was not serious. "She is the second actress to propose marriage to...

Cate Blanchett Bought Sir Ian Mckellen A New Shirt After Ruining One On The Red Carpet

The Brit showed off the designer black shirt with metal studs during an appearance on U.S. talk show The Talk on Wednesday (18Nov15). "I was out with Cate Blanchett the other night...

Actors Stage Street Stunt With Homer's Odyssey

Dozens of screen and stage stars took part in the live-streamed marathon 12-hour reading stunt for the Almeida Theatre in north London which kicked off at 9am local time and was due to...

Ian Mckellen Hosts Final Stonewall Awards

The Lord of the Rings star turned out to helm the gay rights organisation's 10th and final prizegiving ceremony, honouring stars who have helped the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community over...

Ian Mckellen And Gillian Anderson Sell Stocks For Charity Day

The Lord of the Rings actor made sales calls at the Bloomberg Tradebook agency in the British capital to make money for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports members of the lesbian, gay,...

Stars Campaign For Mental Health Funding In Open Letter

The Boomtown Rats frontman leads calls for mental health care funding to be protected, and made equal to investments for physical health, when a Government spending review is announced on 25 November (15)....

Ian Mckellen: 'Coming Out Stopped Death Threats'

The 76-year-old star spoke out about his sexuality in 1988 and has admitted feeling regret that he didn't declare his homosexuality at an earlier date. He's now seen as one of Britain's...

Sir Ian Mckellen Talks Discrimination And Lgbt Rights

Sir Ian McKellen returned to his school in Bolton to spread the message of the gay rights organisation Stonewall, and to offer some words of encouragement to the pupils of his alma mater.The 76 year...

Ian Mckellen Urges Gay Actors To Come Out Of The Closet En Masse

The Lord of the Rings star revealed he was a homosexual during a 1988 radio debate about a policy put in place by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that he felt persecuted gay...

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