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Ian McKellen

"I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone."

December 17 2020 6:50 PM

Garry O'Connor explores the fascinating friendship in his new book, Ian McKellen: A Biography. Read an exclusive excerpt below.

December 30 2019 5:14 PM

"If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused."

March 01 2019 2:28 PM

The gay actor marked the 30th anniversary of his coming-out with an empowering message for others.

January 29 2018 3:51 PM

For the Advocate's 50th Anniversary, Outfest executive director Christopher Racster honors Lord of the Rings and X-Men actor Sir Ian McKellen.

October 23 2017 5:26 AM

The legendary out actor commented on the sexual orientation of the character LeFou, and the lack of gay characters in general: "Why should they be excluded?"

March 14 2017 9:16 PM

The legendary out actor turned down $1.5 million to officiate at the wedding of the founder of Napster and a pop singer, because he'd have to appear as his character from The Hobbit films.

August 23 2016 12:41 AM