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Sean Mathias directs Ian McKellen in the West End production of Ian McKellen On Stage – With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others and YOU.
On Stage in London is a mix of acting and anecdotes from his life on the stage.
In a career spanning over 60 years, Ian McKellen has been the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for two Oscars, four BAFTA’s and five Emmy Awards
McKellen’s celebrated career encompasses genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular television and to fantasy and science fiction films including Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He recently played the title role in King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, in 2018.
Taking this new Show to 80+ theatres around the country has been a joyful birthday present to myself. I’ve played mainly in theatres I knew well as a young theatregoer and actor. On my birthday, I was in Bolton Town Hall where my dad used to work.
Soon I will be back in London, for a limited season in the West End, raising much-needed funds for theatre charities.
As for the show? Ask someone who’s seen it. Come and find out.” Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen On Stage is booking from 20 September 2019 until 5 January 2020 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
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