Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations.
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Episode 1 - Sir Ian McKellen
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Attitude magazine interviews 12 of its all-time heroes for a landmark series of podcasts. In episode 1, Editor-in-Chief Matt Cain chats to actor Ian McKellen in a world exclusive at his home in East London. The star of X-Men and The Lord of the Rings talks about growing up gay before legalisation, his sexual awakening in the theatre and how his political awakening led him to become a co-founder of LGBT+ rights organisation Stonewall and a global activist. This is Ian’s most intimate and revealing interview ever! Attitude Heroes is sponsored by the GREAT Britain campaign, welcoming the world to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review the show! For information regarding your data privacy, visit
First the guys talk about starting 2017 with minimalism in mind. Then they go on to discuss the great actor Sir Ian McKellen who proves that dedication to a craft and time lead to true mastery. Thought he is most well know for play Magneto in the X-men movies and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, Lam and Chad each believe he has greater roles. Which do you think will be their favorites? Which are yours? What defines greatness?
Jim Meskimen interviews Sir Ian McKellen
Audio only of my interview with iconic actor Sir Ian McKellen, where he sort of misunderstands what the point of my podcast is. Completely.
Sir Ian McKellen
Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, X-Men) chats with Chris about why people are so enamored with Sherlock Holmes, what Sherlock is like in his new movie Mr. Holmes and how being a celebrity can change a person. They also talk about his choice to be honest about his sexuality, being comfortable with himself and what advice he would give to other people!
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May 25th, 1939
London, UK
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4 hours, 42 minutes