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Ian Mckellen Calls On Hollywood To Be Less Timid In Depicting Minorities

Sir Ian McKellen has called upon Hollywood and the movie industry to be less timid about depicting minorities on-screen.The 78 year old English star of the stage and screen has, for a long time, been...

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...

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....

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...

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'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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Imelda Staunton Wins UK Theatre Award For Her Performance In ‘Gypsy’

Imelda Staunton has won a UK Theatre Award for her performance in Gypsy. Staunton received the award for Best Musical Performance at the UK Theatre Awards 2015 at London’s Guildhall on Sunday (18th October).Imelda Staunton...

Sir Ian Mckellen Carries Out Ice Bucket Vow On Live Tv

The veteran actor heard This Morning host Eamonn Holmes make a promise to douse himself in freezing water for a good cause during the Pride of Britain Awards in London on Monday (28Sep15)....

Ian Mckellen Gives Prostate Cancer Update

The Lord of the Rings star confirmed his diagnosis in 2012, revealing he had been dealing with the disease for "six or seven years", and he has now offered an update. MCKellen...

Sunny Ozell Relishes Drunken Nights In

Sunny Ozell enjoys drinking ''too much wine'' with her husband Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellan.The 36-year-old singer - who married Sir Patrick in 2013 - has revealed the famous trio rarely socialise together...

Ian Mckellen's Sherlock Holmes Movie Lawsuit Settled

Executors for the Scottish writer's estate sued producers at Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon in May (15) for adapting the film from the book A Slight Trick of the Mind, which...

Sir Ian Mckellen Snubbed Tom Cruise

Sir Ian McKellen snubbed a starring role alongside Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible II'. The 76-year-old actor has admitted it was a huge risk turning down a role in the franchise but says he wouldn't...

Sir Ian Mckellen Jokes That Taylor Swift Threw Him Out Of New York Apartment

He may recently have become a member of her squad along with Sir Patrick Stewart and was seen as part of a mash-up viral video of celebs miming along to 'Shake It Off'', but Sir...

Taylor Swift Threw Sir Ian Mckellen Out Of Apartment

The veteran actor tells the U.K.'s Daily Star newspaper he was living at the pad rent-free, thanks to his close friendship with the moviemaker, when it was sold to Swift. He says,...

Ian Mckellen Wants To Take Gay Rights Fight Global

The Lord of the Rings star was a Grand Marshall at a Pride parade in Manchester, England on Saturday (29Aug15) and called on more to be done for homosexuals around the world....

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