McKellen: Playing the Part

Ian McKellen's life - in private, on stage, and on screen - is truly one to inspire; a new live cinema event held at the BFI Southbank in London and broadcast into cinemas across the country will see the actor in attendance in a celebration of his contributions.

The event will see the UK premiere of McKellen: Playing the Part, directed by Joe Stephenson, which builds itself around a 14-hour interview with the screen icon, from his early days working through repertory and West End theatre to his mainstream hits as Magneto and Gandalf.


McKellen: Playing the Part
  • Cast
  • Ian McKellen, Scott Chambers, Luke Evans
  • Director
  • Joe Stephenson
  • Genre
  • Biography, Documentary
  • Classification
  • M, 92 mins
  • Country of Origin
  • UK

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