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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