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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[at a reunion, to observer Michael Fassbender
] I just want to say how lovely it is to be back in California. I feel safe here now that you've got rid of Proposition 8. I'm looking for a husband. It's great to meet you Michael.
He has three Shakespearean roles in common with Laurence Olivier
in filmed performances: (1) Olivier played Hamlet in Hamlet
(1948) while McKellen played him in Hamlet
(1970), (2) Olivier played King Richard III in Richard III
(1955) while McKellen played him in Richard III
(1995) and (3) Olivier played King Lear in King Lear
(1983) while McKellen played him in King Lear
(2008). The two great ...
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.