Ian McKellen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Jul, 2018
Facts of Ian McKellen
Date of Birth: 1939 , May-24
Age: 80 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Ian McKellen
Birth Name Sir Ian Murray McKellen
Father Denis Murray McKellen
Mother Margery Lois Sutcliffe
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Burnley
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies
Net Worth $ 55 million dollar
Salary N/A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Married Yes
Married to Brian Taylor (1964–1972) ,Sean Mathias (1978–1988)
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Education St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Movies X-Men: Days of Future Past
TV Show Vicious, Coronation Street
Siblings Jean McKellen
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Sir Ian Murray McKellen 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 is best known for his portrayal as a Magneto in X-Men films. His other notable roles include the titular King in Richard III (1995), James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998), Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Early Life And Education Of Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen was born on 25 May 1939 as Ian Murray McKellen. And his birthplace is Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. Ian is the son of Margery Lois and Denis Murray McKellen. His father Denis was a civil engineer and his mother was a housewife.

McKellen was raised in Wigan along with his family. Ian is English according to his nationality. His ethnicity is White and he belongs to native English descent. He has a sister named Jean McKellen.

Ian McKellen attended Bolton School as his early school. Later he joined St Catharine's College, Cambridge as a scholarship, where he suited English literature.

Ian McKellen's Career

McKellen made his debut in the acting from theatre, he was an active member of the Marlowe Society and he worked in several acts in the theatre including Much Ado About Nothing, Royal National Theatre, Wild Honey, National Theatre, The Real Inspector Hound, National Theatre and many more.

McKellen made his first appearance in the British drama movie from 1969 movie The Touch of Love. The same year he was also featured in the movie Alfred the Great and The Promise. In 1982, he appeared in the movies The Scarlet Pimpernel and Loving Walter.

Ian has worked in several movies, in the lead role of Adolph Hitler he appeared in 1989 film Countdown to War. In the year 1993, Ian worked in a couple of movies including Last Action Hero, The Ballad of Little Jo, And the Band Played On and Six Degrees of Separation.

In the character of Amos Starkadder, Ian McKellen made his acting presence in comedy romance movie Cold Comfort Farm. In 2000, Ian was featured in American superhero film X men along with superstars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence and Patrick Stewart.

And he has been featured in several series of the movie including X 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Ian has also been featured in the several sequel movies of the movie The Lord of the Rings, his other big movies include The Golden Compass, Mr. Holmes, Miss in Her Teens, The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet and many more. McKellen is currently involved in his upcoming movie Animal Crackers and Beauty and the Beast.

Ian McKellen's Net Worth And Salary

Ian McKellen's net worth is $55 million at present. His salary is supposed to be high but the exact amount is not revealed yet. Ian's bio and career details are updated in the wiki. He could be seen in huge blockbusters, including all three installments of The Lord of the Rings (2001-03), X-Men (2000, 2003, 2006) and The Hobbit (2012-14) franchises.

Ian McKellen's Personal Life

Ian McKellen is a veteran actor with a great personality and he is gay by his sexual orientation. And he has been in relationships with several guys in the past but his relational status is single. Ian had an affair with Rupert Everett and Greg Nickels in the past.

And later in 1964, he started dating a history teacher from Bolton Brian Taylor, they remained in a relationship for about eight years and they separated in 1972. Ian was romantically linked with British theatre director, writer, and actor Sean Mathias; they remained in relation for about 11 years until 1987.

There were also rumors of his dating with Nick Cuthell, as they were spotted in several public places and later in 2002 he confirmed about their affair. He is not married yet and has no any information relating to his spouse and children.

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