• Ian  McKellen

    Ian McKellen

    Born on May 25th, 1939

    From Burnley, Lancashire, England

Awards & Nominations

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

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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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