• Ian  McKellen

    Ian McKellen Awards

    Born on May 25th, 1939

    From Burnley, Lancashire, England

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated
Supporting Actor
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
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King Lear

Shakespeare's king (Ian McKellen) vows revenge when his daughters usurp his power.

Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien classic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" presents the final confrontation between the forces of good and evil fighting for control of the future of Middle-earth. Hobbits Frodo and Sam reach Mordor in their quest to destroy the `one ring', while Aragorn leads the forces of good against Sauron's evil army at the stone city of Minas Tirith.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The sequel to the Golden Globe-nominated and AFI Award-winning "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" follows the continuing quest of Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the Fellowship to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin) discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman's deadly spell.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. A daunting task lies ahead for Frodo when he becomes the Ringbearer - to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom where it was forged.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actor in a Supporting Role
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Richard III

A murderous lust for the British throne sees Richard III (Ian McKellen) descend into madness. Though the setting is transposed to the 1930s, England is torn by civil war, split between the rivaling houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must first remove the obstacles to his ascension -- among them his brother, his nephews and his brother's wife (Annette Bening). When the Duke of Buckingham (Jim Broadbent) deserts him, Richard's plans are compromised.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1996)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
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Rasputin

In the early 20th Century, Russian Czar Nicholas II (Ian McKellen) and his wife, Czarina Alexandra (Greta Scacchi), bring crazed monk Rasputin (Alan Rickman) into their royal court, believing he can heal their gravely ill son. But despite claiming a special connection with God, Rasputin also exhibits volatile and nefarious behavior, which threatens to corrupt the royal family from within. Meanwhile, the political situation outside the palace walls becomes increasingly tumultuous.

Golden Globe (1997)
Won
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or Special
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And the Band Played On

In 1981, epidemiologist Don Francis (Matthew Modine) learns of an increased rate of death among gay men in urban areas. The startling information leads him to begin investigating the outbreak, which is ultimately identified as AIDS. His journey finds mostly opposition from politicians and doctors, but several join him in his cause. As it becomes apparent that people have personal reasons to turn the other cheek, Francis persists. Meanwhile, the number of deaths continues to grow.

Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie