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Sir Ian Mckellen And Gabriel Byrne To Star In Hamlet Revenant

Sir Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen have been cast to star in 'Hamlet Revenant'.Inspired by William Shakespeare tragedy 'Hamlet', the new movie follows a character caught in treasonous political upheavals, family crisis and...

Dame Judi Dench Slams Young Actors' Lack Of Interest

Dame Judi Dench has criticised young actors for their apparent lack of interest in theatre greats.The 82-year-old legend of stage and screen was unveiling a plaque of Sir John Gielgud at his former home in...

Why Did Ian Mckellen Decline The Invitation To Play Dumbledore?

Fans of both Harry Potter and Ian McKellen will be aggrieved to learn that the actor was actually considered for the role of Professor Dumbledore following the death of Richard Harris, but he turned it...

Ian Mckellen Reveals Why He Rejected Dumbledore Role

Sir Ian McKellen rejected the role of Professor Dumbledore in the 'Harry Potter' movies because Richard Harris didn't respect him as an actor.The 77-year-old star was offered the chance to replace Harris as the headmaster...

Sir Ian Mckellen Performing One Man Show In London For Charity

The X-Men star will reprise some of his most famous roles, including Gandalf and MACbeth, for nine performances of Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You at the Park Theatre in July (17). Proceeds from...

Ian Mckellen: 'Be Vigilant Against Donald Trump'

The Lord of the Rings star shared his thoughts about the 45th President of the United States in a lengthy post after he took to the streets of the English capital for the...

Ian Mckellen's Ancestor Helped Introduce Weekends

Taping an episode of BBC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are, which airs next week (25Jan17), the Lord of the Rings star was stunned to learn his ancestor came up with...

Ian Mckellen's Sign At The Women's March In London Was The Best

The placard held by actor Ian McKellen as he joined the Women’s March in London has been declared the best sign of the day by the internet.The sign featured a picture of McKellen’s pal Patrick...

David Bowie Was Just Too Busy To Play Gandalf In 'Lord Of The Rings'

There have always been rumours that David Bowie was nearly in Lord of the Rings, but now we have confirmation from one of the trilogy’s casting directors.Speaking to the Huffington Post, casting director Amy Hubbard...

Emma Watson Changes Film Agency Representatives

Emma Watson has changed her film representatives.The 26-year-old actress has parted ways with her US agency William Morris Endeavor and will now be represented by Creative Artists Agency, but will still stay under the management...

Ian Mckellen Tried To Nab A Solo In Beauty And The Beast

The veteran actor plays the enchanted clock in Disney's new movie, alongside Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Ewan MCGregor as Lumiere. The original 1991 animated movie...

Glenn Close Among Evening Standard Theatre Awards Contenders

The prizegiving, which will honour the best performances and plays in U.K. theatres over the past year, will take place at London's Old Vic theatre on 13 November (16). Close's performance as...

Howard Jones Wants To Duet With Sir Paul Mccartney

Howard Jones would ''love'' to collaborate with Sir Paul McCartney. The 61-year-old singer songwriter has admitted he is desperate to work with the former The Beatles band member on a track in the future because...

Ian Mckellen And Vanessa Redgrave Honoured At U.k. Theatre Awards

The Lord of the Rings star, 77, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to British theatre and during his acceptance speech, he reflected on the importance of childhood visits to his local stage...

Sir Ian Mckellen To Be Subject Of New Documentary

Sir Ian McKellen is to be the subject of a new documentary.The 77-year-old actor has starred in a number of blockbuster movies including 'Lord of the Rings' and 'X Men', and now he is set...

Ian Mckellen To Be Honoured At U.k. Theatre Awards

The Lord of the Rings star will receive the outstanding contribution to British Theatre prize at the U.K. Theatre Awards on 9 October (16). In addition to his roles in Hollywood films, Ian has...

Ian Mckellen: 'Hatred For War Inspired My Best Roles'

The veteran British actor has built a stellar career on stage and screen with roles such as William Shakespeare's tragic kings MACbeth and Richard III, the villainous Magneto in the X-Men films and...

Sir Ian Mckellen 'Turned Down £1 Million' To Officiate Wedding Dressed As Gandalf

Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen was once offered one million pounds to dress as Gandalf and officiate at a wedding. The actor, who conducted the civil wedding of best friend Sir Patrick...

Sir Ian Mckellen Turned Down £1m Offer To Officiate Wedding As Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen turned down £1 million to officiate a wedding dressed as Gandalf.The 77-year-old actor - who portrays the legendary character in the 'Lord Of The Rings' movies - was asked to appear at...

Ian Mckellen: 'I Turned Down $1.5 Million To Officiate At Wedding As Gandalf'

The 77-year-old Lord of the Rings star agreed to take charge of the nuptials of his good friend Patrick Stewart when he wed Sunny Ozell in 2013, but turned down Parker's offer due...

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...

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