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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...

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...

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...

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...

Ian Mckellen Hosting Event To Save Britain's Health Service

The Lord of the Rings star will present an evening of talks aimed at encouraging next month's (May15) election candidates to do more to help the NHS as it faces a cash crisis...

Ewan Mcgregor To Star In Beauty And The Beast

Ewan McGregor will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.The 44-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be...

The First Picture Of Emma Watson And The Rest Of The 'Beauty And The Beast' Cast Has Arrived

Thanks Josh Gad for making our day! Yes the Frozen actor has just put a mid-week smile on many a face as he’s shared the first cast picture from the upcoming live action remake of...

Sir Ian Mckellen To Star In Beauty And The Beast

Sir Ian McKellen will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.The 75-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be playing Cogsworth,...

Ian Mckellen Lands Beauty And The Beast Role

The Lord of the Rings actor will play Cogsworth, the prince's butler who is transformed into a clock in the Disney movie, which will be directed by Bill Condon. Other stars taking...

Ian Mckellen To Play Cogsworth In 'Beauty And The Beast'

Sir Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth the talking grandfather clock in Disney's upcoming live action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The 75-year-old joins Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (The Beast) and Emma Thompson (Mrs...

Viggo Mortensen Compares His New Movie To Interstellar

Viggo Mortensen claims his new film tells the same story as 'Interstellar' for ''a fraction of the cost''. The 56-year-old actor is currently starring in 'Jauja' - in which he borrows a horse to go...

British Author James Herriot Honoured With Bronze Statue In Town Of Thirsk

The British author James Herriot has been honoured in the North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk, where he lived and worked as a vet for most of his life. A life sized bronze statue of...

Ian Mckellen Honoured With Star In His Hometown Of Wigan

Ian McKellen will be honoured in his hometown of Wigan. He will be given a star in Wigan town centre. Although McKellen was born in Burnley, the 75-year-old actor lived in Wigan during the...

Ian Mckellen To Receive Hometown Honour

The Lord of the Rings actor, who lived in Wigan between the ages of three and 11, will return to the town to unveil the tribute in Believe Square, a public space that...

Christopher Plummer: 'I Hate What Sir Ian Mckellen Did To Gandalf'

Plummer still has regrets about turning the role down, but admits MCKellen found a warmth in the character he wouldn't have. The veteran says, "I thought maybe three or four years (shooting...

Ian Mckellen Isn't 'Top Choice'

Sir Ian McKellen doesn't think he's ''top choice'' for directors.The 'Lord of the Rings' actor admits there are many movies he would have loved to have starred in but was never approached by the filmmakers.He...

Ian Mckellen's Porky Problem

Sir Ian McKellen finds it ''very difficult to resist'' bacon and pork pies, despite being vegetarian. The 75-year-old actor is pleased he gave up eating meat 30 years ago because he discovered it was the...

Ian Mckellen Takes On The Role Of Mr Holmes

The great character of Sherlock Holmes has flexed his mind with many an actor - the beguiling Benedict Cumberbatch on the small screen and the rough and ready Robert Downey Jr at the cinema to...

Sir Ian Mckellen Honoured At Radio Awards

Sir Ian Mckellen was honoured for his role in a British radio play at the BBC Audio Drama Awards in London on Sunday night (01Feb15).The Lord of the Rings star was feted with the Best...

Rose Byrne Reprising Her Role As Moira Mactaggert In 'X-men: Apocalypse'

Rose Byrne will be rejoining the X-Men cast in the 2016 instalment of the Marvel franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. The 35-year-old Australian actor played CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class as...

Patrick Stewart & Ian Mckellen Probably Not Reprising Their Roles In 'X-men: Apocalypse'

Patrick Stewart, appearing on a US talk show, stated that he and his co-star Ian McKellen are unlikely to appear in the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse. 74-year-old Stewart appeared on Larry King Live, due...

Ian Mckellen Wants Middle Earth Museum

Sir Ian McKellen wants the public to experience life in Middle Earth at a 'Lord of the Rings'-themed attraction. The award-winning actor stars as Gandalf in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' and...

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