McKellen turned an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church in early 2013 to find a way to preside over the marriage of his pal and X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart to the singer Sunny Ozell. In the late Eighties, he lost his appetite for every nefelum sort of meat however fish, and has since adopted a mainly pescetarian food regimen. Audiobook narrator of Michelle Paver’s sequence Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater, Outcast, Oath Breaker, and Ghost Hunter, as nicely as a version of Homer’s Odyssey.

McKellen starred alongside Beckinsale as Amos Starkadder, the husband of Flora’s cousin. Critic Mark Bourne wrote that the film is “glittery and fairly and possesses its personal pleasing-enough persona” however won’t “set the world on hearth.” Reviewers were enchanted by “Stardust,” even if it wasn’t exactly award-worthy. “This beautifully shot movie with the intriguing premise never actually does get around to growing a full-fledged plot,” Henry Sheehan wrote for the Orange County Register.

One has to assume the quizzes are plentifully provided with trivia relating to Gandalf, Magneto, and the plethora of notable characters that McKellen has played over the years. But the actor isn’t above dipping into different topics in his capability as a quiz grasp, like the time he held an impromptu “Friends” trivia spherical on “The Graham Norton Show.” Despite his status as an iconic actor, Ian McKellen has all the time been willing to go towards his established image in unusual methods. One of one of the best examples of this could be present in “Heart,” a music by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys from their 1987 album “Actually.” Here, we discover McKellen taking part in the role of a vampire, one inspired by the traditional horror movie “Nosferatu.”

He has also received nominations for two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and four BAFTAs. He achieved worldwide fame for his movie roles, including the titular King in Richard III , James Whale in Gods and Monsters , Magneto within the X-Men movies, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. McKellen appeared in the 2006 BBC sequence of Ricky Gervais’ comedy collection Extras, the place he played himself directing Gervais’ character Andy Millman in a play about homosexual lovers.

From 2013 to 2016 McKellen co-starred within the ITV sitcom Vicious as Freddie Thornhill, alongside Derek Jacobi. The series revolves round an elderly homosexual couple who’ve been together for 50 years. He is the recipient of seven Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and 5 Emmy Award nominations. McKellen’s work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and fashionable theatre to in style fantasy and science fiction.

I wish to contact one of your actors⁄directors or get tickets to a premiere. Following every live interview, podcast episodes of “Live at The Lortel”will be obtainable onApple Podcasts,Spotify, andSoundcloud per the below release schedule. Given McKellen’s historical past of working with each Spacey and Singer and his joke that “I’m ready for somebody to accuse me of something,” the Oscar-nominated actor was criticized in multiple on-line venues, prompting a response from the person himself.

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