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Ian Mckellen Claims Kevin Spacey Was Disrespectful By Hiding His Sexuality

In the aftermath of the staggering Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations, a number of victims of other alleged sexual predators have bravely come out to tell their story. Amongst those accused was Kevin Spacey who,...

Sir Ian Mckellen To Return To The West End In 'King Lear'

Sir Ian McKellen is to return to London’s West End this year as King Lear, in what he has hinted might be his final major Shakespearean role.The 78 year old stage and cinema veteran has...

Sir Ian Mckellen Celebrates 30 Years Since Coming Out

Sir Ian McKellen has celebrated the 30th anniversary since he came out as gay.The 78-year-old actor openly spoke about his sexuality during an interview on BBC Radio in 1988 at the age of 48, and...

Sir Ian Mckellen Worried 'Nothing Good Will Come' Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Sir Ian McKellen is worried ''nothing good will come'' of the Hollywood sexual misconduct allegations.The 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' is devastated to hear the string of sexual harassment allegations flooding...

Ian Mckellen Up For Gandalf Return For Amazon Series

Sir Ian McKellen wants to play Gandalf again in the 'Lord of the Rings' Amazon TV series.The 78-year-old actor portrayed the wizard in Sir Peter Jackson's award winning trilogy and then reprised his role in...

Ian Mckellen Doesn't Want A New Gandalf For Amazon 'Lord Of The Rings' Tv Series

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios confirmed that they were working together on bringing a 'Lord of the Rings' television series to fans, 14 years after the original film trilogy (based on J.R.R....

Richard Armitage Misses Working On The Hobbit

Richard Armitage has revealed he misses 'The Hobbit'.The 46-year-old actor starred as Thorin Oakenshield in the hit Peter Jackson trilogy, and Armitage admitted he misses working in New Zealand, but is looking forward to getting...

Sam Smith Regrets Oscars Best Song Speech

Sam Smith regrets mistakenly claiming he was the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award during his speech at the prestigious ceremony in 2016.The 'Writing's On The Wall' singer was honoured with the...

Famke Janssen Is Done With X-men Franchise

Famke Janssen says she and the stars of the original 'X-Men' franchise are ''done''.The 52-year-old actress starred as Jean Grey in the Bryan Singer trilogy and then reprised her role in 'X-Men: Days of Future...

Sir Anthony Hopkins To Play 'English Stalin' Version Of King Lear

Sir Anthony Hopkins has been cast to play King Lear in the star-studded BBC TV film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.The 79-year-old Hollywood veteran will play the titular character in the Richard Eyre adaptation of...

Beauty And The Beast Shown With Live Orchestra

The 'Beauty and the Beast' live-action remake will be given the 'Films in Concert' treatment at the Royal Albert Hall this December.The box office sensation - starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens - will be...

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...

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