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Birth Name: Ian Murray McKellen
Birthdate: May 25, 1939
Birthplace: England, UK
Occupation: Actor
Father: Denis Murray, civil engineer
Mother: Margery Lois (n?e Sutcliffe)
Sister: Jean; older

1964: Clarence Derwent Award, A Scent of Flowers
1966: Plays & Players' Most Promising Actor
1974: New York Drama Desk Award, King Lear/The Wood Demon
1976: Plays & Players' London Theatre Critics' Award: Best Actor, Macbeth
1977: Society of West End Theatres SWET Award: Comedy Performance of the Year, The Alchemist
1978 SWET Award: Best Actor of the Year, Macbeth
1979: SWET Award: Best Actor of the Year, Bent
1980: New York Drama Desk Award
1980: New York Drama League Delia Austrian Medal: Most Distinguished Performance by an Actor or Actress on the Broadway Stage
1980: Outer Critics' Circle Award
1980: Tony: Best Actor, Amadeus
1982: Royal T/V Society Performer of the Year, Walter
1983: New York Drama Desk Award
1983: Plays & Players' Award, Acting Shakespeare
1984: SWET Award: Best Actor of the Year, Wild Honey
1984: Peabody Award for Broadcasting, Shakespeare Birthday Programme
1985: London Evening Standard Award, Coriolanus
1989: London Critics' Circle Drama Theatre Award: Best Actor, Othello
1990: SWET Award: Best Actor of the Year, Richard III
1993: Cable Ace Award: Best Supporting Actor, And the Band Played On
1996: Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor, Rasputin
1996: Felix Awards: European Actor of the Year, Richard III
1996: Golden Quill: Sir John Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts, presented by the Shakespeare Guild at the Folger Library, Washington, D.C., May 1996
1997: Audie Award: Best Solo Performance 1997, The Odyssey
1998: Silver Shell: Best Actor, International Film Festival San Sebastian, Gods and Monsters
2002: Screen Actors Guild: Best Supporting Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

He was knighted in 1990; he is one of the very few openly gay knights

Nursery school attached to the Dicconson Street Wesleyan Primary School
Wigan Grammar School for Boys
Bolton School (Boys' Division)
St. Catharine's College, Cambridge (BA 1961

Gandalf is a wizard who helps Frodo start his adventure. He also helped Bilbo start an adventure in The Hobbit. He is a well loved charcter, that helpes everyone get through hard times!