He made his acting debut in the West End of London in James Saunders' play, "Coriolanus," at Duke of York's Theatre in London, England with Jennifer Hilary, Phyllis Calvert, Mark Dignam, and Derek Bond in the cast. Shirley Butler was director.
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Sir Ian McKellan | Sir Ian McKellen
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I looked down from my terrace hanging over the Thames one morning. It was low tide and there, stranded on the pebbles, was a four-legged corpse - hairless, white and bloated. Was it a calf or a sheep or a goat or a dog? I stared at it until the tide rose and washed it away. For 24 hours I was off my food. When I started eating again, I couldn't face meat - fresh or tinned. Overnight I was ...
When he appeared on "Desert Island Discs" (the long-running BBC radio program that asks prominent people what eight pieces of music they would take to a deserted island), the pieces he chose were: 1. "Stars and Stripes Forever" (John Philip Sousa
) performed by Vladimir Horowitz
; 2. Part of "Adagio for Strings" (Barber) performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Simon; 3. Part ...
Rich and flawless voice, combined with Shakespearean bearing.