He acted in George Bernard Shaw's plays, "The Man of Destiny," and "O' Flaherty VC," at the Duchess Theatre in London, England with Bill Wallis, Timothy Carlton, Sian Phillips, and Marie Kean in the cast. Robert Kidd and Peter Gill were directors.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I don't think I'm top choice. In theatre - for Shakespeare - I'm quite near the top, but not for all directors. In film, I'm way, way down. Spielberg's never asked to work with me, Tarantino has never asked, Sam Mendes
has never asked. It isn't as if there's a long list of films I've turned down but there are plenty I wish I'd had a go at. That's the truth.
While being a guest on Jay Leno
(December 26, 2003), he said that he had not seen X2
(2003) when it opened in theaters, he only saw it when the DVD hit the stores. He then called up Bryan Singer
and asked, "Is there going to be X-Men 3?" Singer replied, "Yes". In his excitement, he got Singer six theater tickets to go see The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003). As it turned out,
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.