About Ian McKellen
Where: Burnley, UK
Talented British actor, and gay rights campaigner.
Noted as a 'proper' actor, he has had a long history of theatre and stage work, before migrating to the big screen.
Perhaps best known in recent times for his role as Gandalf in the smash hit Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Surprisingly indulged in a cameo role in Coronation Street in mid 2005, playing the dodgy character Mel Hutchwright, a fraudster.
Film roles include:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, (2003)
X2: X-Men United, (2003)