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Starring:
Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen
  • First Movie - The Promise (1969)
  • Last Movie - Cats (2019)
  • Total Movies - 67
  • Highest Grossing Movies*
    • UK: Beauty and the Beast (2017) - £72,507,458
    • US: Beauty and the Beast (2017) - $504,014,165
    • World: Beauty and the Beast (2017) - $1,273,576,220
  • Combined grosses
    • UK - £592.4 Million
    • US - $3.6 Billion
    • Global - $11 Billion
  • Highest Rated Movie - The Magic Roundabout (2004) - 100%
  • Lowest rated movie - The Da Vinci Code (2006) - 2%

    *Based on movies as a main actor

Acting credits By Year of release

Year

1.

Cats

(Ian McKellen plays Gus The Theatre Cat)

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: James Corden and Judi Dench
2019
2.

The Good Liar

(Ian McKellen plays Roy Courtnay)

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen

2019
3.

All Is True

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh and Lolita Chakrabarti

2019
4.

King Lear: NT Live 2018

(Ian McKellen plays King Lear)

Directed by: Jonathan Munby

Starring: Ian McKellen and Anita-Joy Uwajeh

2018
5.

Mckellen Playing the Part Live 2018

Directed by: Joe Stephenson

Starring: Ian McKellen and Scott Chambers

2018
6.

Beauty and the Beast

(Ian McKellen plays Cogsworth)

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens
2017
7.

Animal Crackers

Directed by: Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava

Starring: Emily Blunt and Danny DeVito

2017
8.

National Theatre Live: No Man's Land

(Ian McKellen plays Spooner)

Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Sean Mathias and Ian McKellen

2016
9.

Shakespeare Live: From the RSC

Directed by: Gregory Doran

Starring: David Tennant and Catherine Tate

2016
10.

The Dresser

(Ian McKellen plays Norman)

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Starring: Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen

2015
11.

Mr. Holmes

(Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes)

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Ian McKellen and Laura Linney

2015
12.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman
2014
13.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy

2014
14.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman
2013
15.

National Theatre Live: 50 Years On Stage

(Ian McKellen plays Richard III)

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner and Tim Van Someren

Starring: Roger Allam and Samuel Anderson

2013
16.

The Wolverine

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman and Hiroyuki Sanada

2013
17.

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Directed by: Peter Davison

Starring: Sean Pertwee and Olivia Colman

2013
18.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman
2012
19.

Miss In Her Teens

Directed by: Matthew Butler

Starring: Ian McKellen and Simon Callow

2012
20.

The Academy

Directed by: Peter Hinton

Starring: Rebecca Alexander and Frances Barber

2009
21.

The Academy Part 2: First Impressions

Directed by: Peter Hinton

Starring: Rebecca Alexander and Anoushka Arden

2009
22.

The Golden Compass

(Ian McKellen plays Iorek Byrnison)

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Starring: Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig
2007
23.

Stardust

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Claire Danes and Ian McKellen
2007
24.

Flushed Away

Directed by: David Bowers and Sam Fell

Starring: Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet
2006
25.

X-Men: The Last Stand

(Ian McKellen plays Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto)

Directed by: Brett Ratner

Starring: Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry

2006
26.

The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou
2006
27.

Displaced

Directed by: Martin Holland

Starring: Mark Strange and Graham Brownsmith

2006
28.

The Secret Policemans Ball

Directed by: Julia Knowles

Starring: Ronni Ancona and David Armand

2006
29.

Asylum

(Ian McKellen plays Dr. Peter Cleave)

Directed by: David Mackenzie

Starring: Natasha Richardson and Hugh Bonneville

2005
30.

Neverwas

Directed by: Joshua Michael Stern

Starring: Aaron Eckhart and Ian McKellen

2005
31.

Eighteen

Directed by: Richard Bell

Starring: Paul Anthony and Brendan Fletcher

2005
32.

The Magic Roundabout

(Ian McKellen plays Zebedee)

Directed by: Dave Borthwick and Jean Duval

Starring: Tom Baker and Jim Broadbent
2004
33.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen
2003
34.

X-Men 2

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman

2003
35.

Emile

Directed by: Carl Bessai

Starring: Ian McKellen and Deborah Kara Unger

2003
36.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen
2002
37.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen
2001
38.

The Book That Wrote Itself

(Ian McKellen plays Mr. McKellen)

Directed by: Liam O Mochain

Starring: Liam O Mochain and Antoinette Guiney

2000
39.

X-Men

(Ian McKellen plays Eric Lensherr / Magneto)

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart

2000
40.

Gods and Monsters

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser

1999
41.

Apt Pupil

(Ian McKellen plays Kurt Dussander)

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Brad Renfro and Ian McKellen

1998
42.

Bent

Directed by: Sean Mathias

Starring: Mick Jagger and Clive Owen

1997
43.

Swept From the Sea

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Starring: Rachel Weisz and Vincent Perez

1997
44.

Richard III

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Starring: Ian McKellen and Annette Bening

1996
45.

Restoration

(Ian McKellen plays Will Gates)

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Starring: Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Neill

1995
46.

Jack & Sarah

(Ian McKellen plays William)

Directed by: Tim Sullivan

Starring: Richard E. Grant and Samantha Mathis
1995
47.

Cold Comfort Farm

(Ian McKellen plays Amos Starkadder)

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Eileen Atkins and Kate Beckinsale

1995
48.

The Shadow

(Ian McKellen plays Reinhardt Lane)

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Starring: Alec Baldwin and John Lone

1994
49.

I'll Do Anything

(Ian McKellen plays John Earl McAlpine)

Directed by: James L. Brooks and James L. Brooks

Starring: Nick Nolte and Nick Nolte

1994
50.

I'll Do Anything

(Ian McKellen plays John Earl McAlpine)

Directed by: James L. Brooks and James L. Brooks

Starring: Nick Nolte and Nick Nolte

1994
51.

Six Degrees of Separation

(Ian McKellen plays Geoffrey)

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Stockard Channing and Will Smith

1993
52.

And the Band Played On

(Ian McKellen plays Bill Kraus)

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Matthew Modine and Alan Alda

1993
53.

Last Action Hero

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger and F. Murray Abraham
1993
54.

The Ballad of Little Jo

Directed by: Maggie Greenwald

Starring: Suzy Amis and Bo Hopkins

1993
55.

Scandal

(Ian McKellen plays John Profumo)

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: John Hurt and Joanne Whalley

1989
56.

Zina

Directed by: Ken McMullen

Starring: Ron Anderson and George Antoni

1986
57.

Plenty

(Ian McKellen plays Sir Andrew Charleson)

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Starring: Meryl Streep and Andre Maranne

1985
58.

The Keep

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Scott Glenn and Alberta Watson

1983
59.

Priest of Love

Directed by: Christopher Miles

Starring: Ian McKellen and Janet Suzman

1981
60.

A Performance of Macbeth

(Ian McKellen plays Macbeth)

Directed by: Philip Casson and Trevor Nunn

Starring: Ian McKellen and Judi Dench

1979
61.

Corvette Summer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Starring: Mark Hamill and Annie Potts

1978
62.

Hamlet

(Ian McKellen plays Hamlet)

Directed by: David Giles

Starring: Ian McKellen and Faith Brook

1970
63.

Edward II

(Ian McKellen plays King Edward)

Directed by: Richard Marquand and Toby Robertson

Starring: Ian McKellen and Timothy West

1970
64.

The Tragedy of King Richard II

(Ian McKellen plays King Richard II)

Directed by: Richard Cottrell and Toby Robertson

Starring: Ian McKellen and Timothy West

1970
65.

Thank You All Very Much

Directed by: Waris Hussein

Starring: Sandy Dennis and Ian McKellen

1969
66.

Alfred the Great

Directed by: Clive Donner

Starring: David Hemmings and Michael York

1969
67.

The Promise

Directed by: Michael Hayes

Starring: John Castle and Ian McKellen

1969