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Ian McKellen

The Stage 100, in association with Spektrix, is intended to reflect who are the 100 most influential people working in the theatre and performing...

Star casting, especially in the West End, is standard practice: putting a 'name' above the title is perceived to be good for box office,...

Over the past month I’ve seen fans waiting at theatre stage doors with very different results. The first was at the Duke of York’s...

As Mark Shenton rightly observes in his column this week, Ian McKellen’s 80-stop tour of the UK is a “major statement of intent” for...

Ian McKellen, who has recently completed a West End run in the titanic role of King Lear and is approaching his 80th birthday, isn’t...

Ian McKellen has announced plans to raise money for 80 theatres across the UK as part of an ambitious nine-month solo tour in celebration...

Alan Bennion’s finest performance came late in his career in Martin Lynch’s Pictures of Tomorrow when he played a partially paralysed Spanish Civil War...

Ian McKellen gave an impromptu ‘Audience with…’ event at the weekend, after an injury forced him to pull out of performing the title role...

There’s certainly something poetic about Ian McKellen playing King Lear in the West End. Age 79, he’s joining a small circle of great actors...
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