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McKellen: Playing the Part (2017)

8.9/10
Director: Joe Stephenson
Starring: Ian McKellen

Feature documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Read more

Vicious: Series 1 (2013)

8/10
Starring: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), two men who have lived together in a small central London flat f... Read more

Swept From The Sea (1997)

Director: Beeban Kidron
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Vincent Perez, Ian McKellen

Based on Joseph Conrad's timeless story about a woman in a small coastal town's experience with the sole survivor of a shipwreck. This intoxicating mi... Read more

King Lear (McKellen) (2007)

8.3/10
Director: Trevor Nunn
Starring: Frances Barber, Ian McKellen, Jonathan Hyde

The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of the famous tale of jealously and betrayal, filmed in high definition as it was performed live in 2007. K... Read more

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

7.3/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen

A wonderfully eccentric comedy about a well-bred young woman who goes to live with her grim, rustic relatives. She then implacably sets about recordin... Read more

Gods and Monsters (1998)

7.5/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

Focusing on James Whale (Ian McKellen), the homosexual director of "Show Boat", "The Invisible Man", "Frankenstein" and "Bride of Frankenstein", who h... Read more

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

7.7/10
Director: Clive Donner
Starring: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen

Anthony Andrews makes a dashing hero leading a double life aiding French revolutionaries while posing as a foppish member of British society. Jane Sey... Read more

Macbeth (McKellen) (1979)

6.6/10
Director: Philip Casson
Starring: Judi Dench, Marie Kean, Ian McDiarmid, Bob Peck, Ian McKellen

Shakespeare's classic tale of the Scots nobleman whose ambition, spurred on by his alluring wife and an evil prophecy, leads him to treachery, murder... Read more

Richard III (McKellen) (1995)

7.5/10
Director: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Kristin Scott Thomas

Shakespeare's melodrama of treachery and murder during the War of the Roses is transplanted to the 1930s with evil King Richard (Ian McKellen) portray... Read more

Priest of Love (1981)

6.6/10
Director: Christopher Miles
Starring: Ava Gardner, Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, John Gielgud

This biographical film provides insight into the life of renowned British author D.H. Lawrence (Ian McKellen), best known for his sexually explicit no... Read more

Bent (1996)

7.3/10
Director: Sean Mathias
Starring: Clive Owen, Ian McKellen, Lothaire Bluteau, Mick Jagger

A stylized, effective account of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, centering on Clive Owen, who hides his sexual identity and then rediscovers it t... Read more

Scandal (1989)

6.5/10
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen, Britt Ekland

Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Bridget Fonda sizzle as the underage party girls who topple the Conservative Party in England in the early Sixties. When soc... Read more

Apt Pupil (1998)

6.7/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Elias Koteas, Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Bruce Davison, David Schwimmer

Bryan Singer's follow-up to his superb 'The Usual Suspects' is this grand psychological number based on a novella by Stephen King. Brad Renfro, a high... Read more

Emile (2003)

6.5/10
Director: Carl Bessai
Starring: Ian McKellen, Deborah Kara Unger, Tygh Runyan, Chris William Martin, Ian Tracey,...

While travelling from England to Canada to receive an honorary degree, Emile (Ian McKellen), a retired college professor, goes to meet his only living... Read more

Apt Pupil (Blu-Ray) (1998)

6.7/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Brad Renfro, Bruce Davison, David Schwimmer, Elias Koteas, Ian McKellen

Todd Bowden is a college student studying the Holocaust who discovers that his neighbour is a death camp criminal hiding out in America. Bowden makes... Read more

Asylum (2005)

6.1/10
Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Hugh Bonneville, Gus Lewis, Ian McKellen, Joss Ackland, Mart...

Stella (Natasha Richardson) is the neglected wife of Max (Hugh Bonneville), the new Deputy Superintendent of a maximum security psych hospital on the... Read more

The Ballad of Little Jo (1993)

6.8/10
Director: Maggie Greenwald
Starring: Bo Hopkins, Carrie Snodgress, David Chung, Ian McKellen, Rene Auberjonois, Suzy...

The gender-bending, true-life sagebrusher about Josephine Monaghan (Suzy Amis), an outcast from a wealthy Eastern family, who searches for a new life... Read more

Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

6.9/10
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Mary Beth Hurt, Bruce Davison,...

John Guare adapted his hit Broadway play, based on a true incident, about a man pretending to be Sidney Poitier's son who works his way into the lives... Read more

The Good Liar (2019)

6.6/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Jim Carter, Russell Tovey, Johannes Haukur Johanness...

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her life and home to hi... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

8.8/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett,...

In the first installment of director Peter Jackson's ambitious and successful film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy trilogy, Elijah Wood stars a... Read more

The Golden Compass ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

6.1/10
Director: Chris Weitz
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmo...

Gifted with the last of the truth-telling Golden Compasses, young orphan Lyra Belacqua embarks on a daring journey to the Arctic Circle to find a miss... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ( Blu-ray ) (2001)

8.8/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKell...

In the first installment of director Peter Jackson's ambitious and successful film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy trilogy, Elijah Wood stars a... Read more

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

6.6/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina,...

Ron Howard's blockbuster interpretation of Dan Brown's best-selling book stars Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon who finds himself summo... Read more

Plenty (1985)

6.1/10
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting , Ian McKellen,...

Meryl Streep stars in this David Hare screenplay filmed by Australian director Fred Schepisi ('The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith'). Streep is intelligent... Read more

Mr Holmes (2015)

6.9/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Frances de la Tour, Hattie Morahan,...

After a lifetime of detective work, there's one mystery left to solve: his own. In 1947, Sherlock Holmes (McKellen), long-retired, lives in a s... Read more

The Prisoner: The Complete Miniseries (2009)

8.6/10
Director: Nick Hurran
Starring: Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Lennie James, Jamie Campbell Bower, Hayley Atwell, R...

A man, known as Six (Jim Caviezel), finds himself inexplicably trapped in The Village with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment... Read more

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Emma Wat...

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as... Read more

Cats (2019)

2.7/10
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen,...

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Read more

Cats (Blu-ray) (2019)

2.7/10
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen,...

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Read more

The Da Vinci Code: Extended Edition ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

6.6/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Alfred Molina, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Jurgen Prochnow, Tom Hanks, Paul Bettany...

Ron Howard's blockbuster interpretation of Dan Brown's best-selling book stars Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon who finds himself summo... Read more

The Shadow (1994)

6/10
Director: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Jonatha...

Lamont Cranston, having lived a life of moral degradation, is 'reborn' as a singleminded crimefighter with the ability to cloud men's minds. This adap... Read more

Beauty and the Beast ( Blu-ray ) (2017)

7.2/10
Director: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Emma Wat...

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as... Read more

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ( Blu-ray ) (3D) (2012)

7.8/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKell...

The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title charac... Read more

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKell...

The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title charac... Read more

David Copperfield (BBC) (1999)

7.8/10
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen, Zoe Wanamaker, Ciaran...

Like a fine gourmet meal, this adaptation of "David Copperfield" has something to suit every taste: a well-paced screenplay that keeps the tale bowlin... Read more

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ( Blu-ray ) (2012)

7.9/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKell...

The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title charac... Read more

X-Men (2000)

7.4/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Halle Berry, Bruce Davison, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Anna Paqu...

Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under th... Read more

X-Men ( Blu-ray ) (2000)

7.4/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Anna Paquin, Bruce Davison, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKell...

Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under th... Read more

Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)

6.3/10
Director: Carlene Cordova
Starring: Peter Jackson, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, Da...

Essential viewing for any true Tolkein fan, this smart, entertaining documentary explores the influence of 'The Lord of The Rings' on society and pop... Read more

The Thames Shakespeare Collection (1970)

Director: Kenneth Branagh, Joan Kemp-Welch, Philip Casson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Marie Kean, Ian McDiarmid, Patrick Magee, Ray Smith, W...

From royal family struggles and star-crossed lovers to a shipwreck romance and witches' prophecies, this acclaimed collection features the four of Sha... Read more

X-Men: Days of Future Past ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

8/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McA...

Like most of the films in the X-Men series X-Men: Days OF Future Past is set in the not too distant future. But the world is a very different place. L... Read more

X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut (2014)

7.4/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McA...

With a never-before-seen, alternate cut of the film - plus 90 minutes of all-new, immersive special features - the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cu... Read more

eXistenZ (1999)

6.8/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Ian Holm, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Eccleston, D...

Playstation it ain't. This 'video game' has a latexy pod, made from the intestines of mutant amphibians, that plugs directly into the user's spinal c... Read more

Neverwas (2005)

6.7/10
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte, William Hurt, Jessica...

Aaron Eckhart is psychiatrist Zach Riley, who gives up his academic career to work in a mental institution. It's the same place his late father once... Read more

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ( Blu-ray ) (2014)

7.4/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, James Nes...

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarve... Read more

Flushed Away (2006)

6.6/10
Director: David Bowers, Sam Fell
Starring: Voices Of, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy...

Aardman Studio's first CGI animated feature revolves around Roddy (voiced by Hugh Jackman), a society mouse, living the high life in a Kensington pent... Read more

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Extended Edition (2013)

6.8/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Benedict...

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of... Read more

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

8/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McA...

Like most of the films in the X-Men series X-Men: Days OF Future Past is set in the not too distant future. But the world is a very different place. L... Read more

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ( Blu-ray ) (3D) (2014)

7.4/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, James Nes...

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarve... Read more

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

7.9/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Benedict...

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of... Read more

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ( Blu-ray ) (3D) (2013)

7.8/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Benedict...

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of... Read more

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

7.4/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, James Nes...

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarve... Read more

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

7.9/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Orlando Bloom, Martin Freeman, Benedict...

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company travels East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of... Read more

D H Lawrence Collection ( Sons and Lovers / Priest of Love / Kangaroo ) (1981)

Director: Christopher Miles, Jack Cardiff, Tim Burstall
Starring: Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard, Wendy Hiller, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, Penelope...

A literary master of the 20th century, D.H. Lawrence's infamous and groundbreaking novels, from "Lady Chatterley's Lover" to "Women in Love" and "The... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition (2001)

6.2/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Viggo Mortensen, Sean...

This Special Extended Edition is a unique version of the film. With no constraints on the running time, director Peter Jackson added more character de... Read more

The Golden Compass (2007)

6.1/10
Director: Chris Weitz
Starring: Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker, Eva Green, Jim Ca...

Gifted with the last of the truth-telling Golden Compasses, young orphan Lyra Belacqua embarks on a daring journey to the Arctic Circle to find a miss... Read more

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Gram...

Brett Ratner steps into Bryan Singer's directing shoes for the official last in the series and this time our mutant heroes must face a potential 'cure... Read more

X-Men: The Last Stand ( Blu-ray ) (2006)

6.7/10
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Gram...

Brett Ratner steps into Bryan Singer's directing shoes for the official last in the series and this time our mutant heroes must face a potential 'cure... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

8.9/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serk...

Director Peter Jackson's triumphant finale to fantasy cinema's most acclaimed series has Frodo, Sam and the treacherous Gollum attempt to destroy the... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

8.9/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Bernard Hill, Cate Blanchett, David Wenham, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm,...

Director Peter Jackson's triumphant finale to fantasy cinema's most acclaimed series has Frodo, Sam and the treacherous Gollum attempt to destroy the... Read more

Stardust ( Blu-ray ) (2007)

7.7/10
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Claire Danes, Ian McKellen, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Michelle Pfeiffer, Natha...

In this inventive fairytale from the pen of Neil Gaiman ('Mirrormask') a young man (Charlie Cox) sets out from his closeted home village to prove his... Read more

X2 ( X-Men 2 ) (2003)

5.8/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James M...

Aka "X2: X-Men United". The evolution continues in this "exhilarating thrill ride" that features the extraordinary original X-Men along with amazing n... Read more

X2 ( X-Men 2 ) ( Blu-ray ) (2003)

5.8/10
Director: Bryan Singer
Starring: Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Bruce Davison, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry,...

Aka "X2: X-Men United". The evolution continues in this "exhilarating thrill ride" that features the extraordinary original X-Men along with amazing n... Read more

Stardust (2007)

7.7/10
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Claire Danes, Ian McKellen, Jason Flemyng, Mark Strong, Michelle Pfeiffer, Natha...

In this inventive fairytale from the pen of Neil Gaiman ('Mirrormask') a young man (Charlie Cox) sets out from his closeted home village to prove his... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Extended Edition (2003)

6.2/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Andy Serk...

The Fellowship's journey is coming to an end. Sauron's forces have attacked Gondor's capital of Minas Tirith in his final siege against mankind. Watch... Read more

Extras: Series 2 (2006)

8.3/10
Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jenson, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Orlando Bloom,...

Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) finally has his own show, but somehow it's not everything he imagined. Resorting to catchphrases and a goofy wig means A... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended Edition (2002)

6.2/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchet...

A new version of the second instalment in the epic trilogy now includes over 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage. Frodo Baggins and the Fellowshi... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

8.7/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Bernard Hill, Brad Dourif, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, David Wenham, Elijah...

With the Fellowship of the Ring splintered, the war for Middle Earth continues in the second Tolkien tale from Peter Jackson. As warriors Aragorn (Vig... Read more

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

8.7/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Miran...

With the Fellowship of the Ring splintered, the war for Middle Earth continues in the second Tolkien tale from Peter Jackson. As warriors Aragorn (Vig... Read more