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Ian McKellen

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Actor Sir Ian McKellen

Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor plays Gandalf in all three Lord of the Rings films, including the latest, Return of the King. McKellen also starred in the recent films X-Men and X2. His role in Peter Shafer's Amadeus earned him a Tony Award in 1981.

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Actor Sir Ian McKellan on Knighthood and Coming Out

He stars in the new films "Gods and Monsters," and "Apt Pupil." Since coming out in 1988, Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor has become an international voice for the gay and lesbian community. His role in Peter Shafer's "Amadeus" earned him a Tony Award in 1981. He has also appeared in the films, "Last Action Hero" and "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Richard III." (REBROADCAST from 6/20/94).

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Actor Sir Ian McKellan.

Actor Sir Ian McKellan. Tomorrow Ian McKellen takes his one-man show, "Ian McKellen: A Knight Out" to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Since coming out in 1988, Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor has become an international voice for the gay and lesbian community. His role in Peter Schafer's "Amadeus" earned him a Tony Award in 1981. He has appeared in the recent popular films, "Last Action Hero" and "Six Degrees of Separation," and has plans for a film version of "Richard III."

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