He played the Voice of the Genie in Martin Duncan and David Ultz's pantomime, "A Night in Old Peking," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Simon Cadell, James Bolam, Anita Dobson, Martin Duncan, Susan Cox, Bob Critchley, Robert Hickson, Ian Bartholomew, Bob Goody, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Selina Cadell, ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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They didn't call it marriage, although you can call it anything you want. The one thing you cannot mention is God, that is absolutely verboten. I suppose I'm a bit mean-spirited, but I really can't see why the government couldn't just say gay people can get married - that would have been true equality and so much simpler. But that hasn't been done because they couldn't face the furore. So they've...
Had Maggie Smith
play his mother in Richard III
(1995), and then played her on an episode of "Saturday Night Live". In the BBC Radio production of "Goldfinger", he worked with her real son, Toby Stephens
. Smith's former husband, Sir Robert Stephens
, also played Aragorn in the BBC Radio version of "The Lord of the Rings".
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.