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Ian McKellen in 1968.

 

A new biography, out this week,

portrays a devoted actor and campaigner

– and also unearths a romance or two.

 

Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

 

Ian McKellen

In lieu of Ian McKellen’s own memoirs,

a new biography offers revelations

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Sun 1 Sep 2019    09.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/01/
ian-mckellen-memoir-biography-garry-o-connor-john-humphrys-today-peter-pan-white-city-closing-early

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Michael Cashman (centre) with Ian McKellen

at the Manchester march.

 

Photograph: Reid/Mirrorpix

 

Section 28 protesters 30 years on:

‘We were arrested and put in a cell up by Big Ben’

 

In May 1988, the reviled law

that forbade ‘promoting’ homosexuality came into force.

 

Here, some of those who made headlines fighting back

– from invading the BBC News studio

to abseiling into the House of Lords –

explain why they had to act

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Tue 27 Mar 2018    06.00 BST

Last modified on Tue 27 Mar 2018    13.36 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/27/
section-28-protesters-30-years-on-we-were-arrested-and-put-in-a-cell-up-by-big-ben

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian McKellen, sporting a Macbeth tartan tie:

‘I think the lad who is sitting there

is probably the man who’s sitting here.’

 

Photograph: Raya Jalabi

for the Guardian

 

Ian McKellen portrait unveiled in New York:

'I remember the very moment'

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Friday 7 February 2014    20.28 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/feb/07/
ian-mckellen-portrait-unveiled-new-york

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian McKellen

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/
ian-mckellen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Ian_McKellen

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/12/
theater/ian-mckellen-players-king.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2024/feb/12/
ian-mckellen-film-new-hamlet-stage-sean-mathias

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2023/aug/15/
2023-international-portrait-photographer-of-the-year-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/27/
section-28-protesters-30-years-on-
we-were-arrested-and-put-in-a-cell-up-by-big-ben

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/gallery/2021/jul/16/
ian-mckellen-as-hamlet-50-years-apart-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/01/
ian-mckellen-memoir-biography-garry-o-connor-john-humphrys-today-
peter-pan-white-city-closing-early

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/gallery/2019/jan/11/
ian-mckellen-lifetime-stage-pictures-tour-80th-birthday-career

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/09/
ian-mckellen-to-celebrate-80th-birthday-with-80-date-tour

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/26/
king-lear-review-ian-mckellen-duke-of-yorks

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/jul/04/
timothy-west-ian-mckellen-richard-ii-shakespeare

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/commentisfree/video/2016/mar/22/
sir-ian-mckellen-owen-jones-video-interview

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/07/20/
424641957/at-76-actor-ian-mckellen-embodies-an-older-sherlock-in-mr-holmes

 

https://www.npr.org/2015/07/16/
422966982/an-aging-and-soulful-mr-holmes-puts-a-new-spin-on-sherlock

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/
theater/ian-mckellen-and-derek-jacobi-virgins-of-the-gay-pride-march.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/feb/08/
sherlock-film-mr-holmes-ian-mckellen

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/18/
patrick-stewart-x-men-twitter

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/feb/07/
ian-mckellen-portrait-unveiled-new-york

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jan/21/
monologue-tim-pigott-smith-acting-ian-mckellen

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/nov/25/
ian-mckellen-broadway-production-probably-last

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/dec/09/
ian-mckellen-gandalf-hobbit-interview

 

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/24/
ian-mckellen-50-years-gandalf

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1554414 - December 19, 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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