He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England with Timothy West, David Calder, Robert Eddison, Charmian Eyre, Diane Fletcher, Lucy Fleming, Stephen Greif, Paul Hardwick, Nigel Havers, Michael Howarth, James Laurenson, Trevor Martin, Richard Morant, Jeremy Nicholas, and ...
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
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Peter [Jackson] and I were just so thrilled that Gandalf the White wasn't in 'The Hobbit'. We prefer Gandalf the Grey. He can have a smoke and a drink and a chat , and do a few little tricks. It was a great relief.
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".
Distinctively calm style of speaking.