Ian McKellen – Biography, Height & Life Story

Ian McKellen - Biography
Nick Name Serena
Real Name Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE
Profession Actor
Known for Ian McKellen
Nationality British
Age 82 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth May 25, 1939
Birthplace Burnley, United Kingdom
Hobbies Travelling, Reading Books
Religion Atheism
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 11 inches (1.85 m)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Body Type Average

I’ve had enough of being a gay icon! I’ve had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career’s taken off. I want a quiet life. I’m going back into the closet. But I can’t get back into the closet, because it’s jam-packed full of other actors.” – Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen Known as

Known for his rich but flawless voice, Ian McKellen brought the change to an entire industry. He is an actor who has been working for 55 years in this field. Though he is British by nationality, he has made his exceptional presence in the Hollywood industry as well.

He has won many prestigious awards including Golden Globe Award and Star Guild Award. He was also nominated for 5 Emmy Awards and 2 Oscars. He is best known for his role as Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and Magneto in “X-Men films”.

Ian McKellen Career

He started his career in the theatre in 1959. At a young age, he appeared in many plays on the stage. He was a well-known actor in British Theatre in the 70s. He has mostly done the Shakespearean roles in his plays. In the case of movies, he appeared in many small roles till 1993. In 1993, he got a chance to become a cast member in the movie “Six Degrees of Separation”.

In this movie, his acting was critically praised and also helped to grab some awards. In the same year, he was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for the movie “And the Band Played On”. This film was also critically acclaimed.

Ian McKellen Singer

At the start of the 2000s, he was approached by Bryan Singer to play the role of Magneto in the X-Men Series. His popularity increased overnight from this movie. Simultaneously, he was portrayed as the Gandalf in “Lord of the Rings Trilogy”.

He won the Screen Actors Guild for the Best Supporting Actor for this movie and was also nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. He also got a chance to take the role of the mentor Dumbledore in the movie “Harry Porter”.

Ian McKellen Awards

In the case of drama, he was awarded many prestigious prizes such as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1979 and Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 1990. For his work in “Wild Honey”, he became the Best Actor in the Laurence Olivier Theater Award.

He has been nominated for many awards in the theatre field as well. He was awarded from London Evening Standard Theatre Award as well as London Critics Circle Theatre Award.

Ian McKellen Height

Regarding his height, he is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He is sexually gay. At the age of 74 also, his married status is single. He was involved in two long relationships but broke up with them. He is also the advocator of homosexuality which also cost many times his career as well. He is very close to Patrick Stewart who was the co-star of X-Men. He has no children and did not bother to get a wife and divorce as well.

Ian McKellen Personal life

He started acting after her mother was dead. To overcome this sorrow, he involved himself in acting. He has done many vicious roles in the movies. He has also provided the voice of the Great Intelligence in the TV story “Doctor Who”. He has a net worth of $185 million.

Education

School Name Bolton School
Collage / Uni The Bolton Little TheatreSt Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Qualification Graduate

Career

Salary US$ 15KK-20K Per Episode
Net Worth USD $55 million approx

Family

Father Denis Murray McKellen
Mother Margery Lois McKellen
Mirtial Status Divorced

Favorite Things

Favorite Food Thai Food
Favorite TV Show Game Of Thrones, Friends
Favorite Actress Angelina Jolie
Favorite Actor Patrick Stewart
Favorite Colour Black, Brown