He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Prospect Theatre Company production at the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, Nottinghshame, England with Ronald Lewis, Faith Brook, Susan Fleetwood, Tim Pigott-Smith, James Cairncross, Julian Curry, Geoffrey Chater, Nickolas Grace, Russell Hunter, Marcia Warren, ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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I looked down from my terrace hanging over the Thames one morning. It was low tide and there, stranded on the pebbles, was a four-legged corpse - hairless, white and bloated. Was it a calf or a sheep or a goat or a dog? I stared at it until the tide rose and washed it away. For 24 hours I was off my food. When I started eating again, I couldn't face meat - fresh or tinned. Overnight I was ...
He used the phrase "old friend" in both the X-Men film series and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In both cases (to Christopher Lee
as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Patrick Stewart
as Xavier in X-Men) it is said to an ally who has become a nemesis and "old friend" is said mockingly.
Distinctively calm style of speaking.