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Ian McKellen

Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. The recipient of multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations, McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His most notable film roles include Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Magneto in the X-Men films, and Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code.
McKellen was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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Ian McKellen is preparing for

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - Guildenstern

    20:30, Tue 15th September 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    23:15, Thu 17th September 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:45, Sat 19th September 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:30, Sun 20th September 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    20:30, Mon 21st September 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:15, Wed 23rd September 2020 at Random Venue 33
    15:45, Thu 24th September 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    15:30, Sat 26th September 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966. The play expands upon the exploits of two minor…

  • A Little Night Music - Bass

    14:45, Sat 17th October 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Tue 20th October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    11:45, Thu 22nd October 2020 at Random Venue 7

    A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of seve…

  • Nathan the Wise - Nathan

    22:30, Wed 9th December 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Nathan the Wise is a play published by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in 1779. It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing's lifetime; it was first…

  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Trombone

    20:30, Fri 28th May 2021 - Tue 1st June 2021 at Random Venue 11
    20:30, Fri 4th June 2021 - Tue 8th June 2021 at Random Venue 11
    20:30, Fri 11th June 2021 - Tue 15th June 2021 at Random Venue 11

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay…

  • American Idiot - Master Carpenter

    21:00, Sat 3rd July 2021 - Thu 8th July 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical, an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot. After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009, the show moved…

  • The Tempest - Ariel

    20:45, Fri 9th July 2021 - Tue 13th July 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where…

  • Starlight Express - Bobo the French Engine

    21:00, Sat 28th August 2021 - Wed 1st September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • The King and I - Oboe

    21:30, Sun 17th October 2021 - Wed 20th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:30, Sun 24th October 2021 - Wed 27th October 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Sun 31st October 2021 - Wed 3rd November 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which deriv…

  • Company - Set Designer

    18:00, Fri 10th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    19:45, Fri 17th December 2021 - Mon 20th December 2021 at Savoy Theatre
    22:00, Fri 24th December 2021 - Mon 27th December 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.
    Origin…

  • South Pacific - Luther Billis, Violin

    19:15, Wed 5th January 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate success,…

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