McKellen: Playing the Part

McKellen: Playing the Part Live
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Stephenson
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Scott Chambers, Luke Evans, Frances Barber
  • UK release: 1 June 2018

A feature-length interview with Ian McKellen, in which the actor looks back over his long career as an actor and LGBT activist. Those who only know him from appearances in big movie franchises will find great clips from his theatre work, and McKellen is a born, unpretentious storyteller. Warm and endearing.

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McKellen: Playing the Part

28 May 20184 stars

The titular thespian looks back over his career in this warm and personable portrait

British thespians of a certain vintage are proving excellent company at the cinema this year. Hot on the heels of the delightful Nothing Like a Dame comes McKellen: Playing the Part, a feature-length interview with the actor and activist, in which he…

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