Sir Ian McKellen, actor: papers 1967-2007


Sir Ian McKellen, actor: papers 1967-2007

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Sir Ian McKellen (person)

Ian McKellen was born on 25 May 1939 in Burnley, England. He acted in school plays, for instance playing Malvolio in Twelfth Night and each summer he attended his school's camp at Stratford-upon-Avon, where he saw performances by Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud and Paul Robeson. He won an exhibition to read English at St Catherine's College, Cambridge, where he appeared in many undergraduate productions. After graduation in 1961 he went...

McKellen, Ian (person)

Epithet: actor and director British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000499.0x0003d5 ...