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★★★★ An intimate, enthralling look at the life of a legend.
--Time Out
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McKellen: Playing the Part

Constructed around a 14-hour interview, McKellen: Playing the Part uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen, from his upbringing living through the Second World War, working through repertory and West End theatre, becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorized insight.

McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and exclusive behind-the-scenes of stage shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.


"An absolute treat of an interview with a man who has told other people’s stories wonderfully for decades and tells his own just as well." - Empire, ★★★★

"The story of a wildly successful career as seen through the protagonist's own eyes." - The Hollywood Reporter

Played at

Playhouse 7, 6.19.18 - 6.19.18
Claremont 5, 6.19.18 - 6.19.18
NoHo 7, 6.19.18 - 6.19.18
Ahrya Fine Arts, 6.19.18 - 6.19.18
Rated NR
Genre: Art & Artists, Bio-pic, Films & Filmmakers, Pop Culture, Theater
Runtime: 96 min
Language: English