Ian McKellen

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The Cherry Orchard review – Ian McKellen is brilliantly poignant in resonant adaptation
Artfully combining clumsiness with precision, McKellen’s Firs is the highlight of a production marked by arresting gestures and modern parallels

Mark Lawson

14, Oct, 2021 @8:27 AM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; Anna X; Lava – review
Ian McKellen’s assurance as the Prince of Denmark is a double-edged sword

Susannah Clapp

25, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Hamlet review – Ian McKellen’s risky prince reveals method in the madness
The actor brings brilliant nuance and daring to his part in an age-blind production marred by some eccentric decisions

Arifa Akbar

21, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Ian McKellen’s Hamlet loses two actors amid claims of bitter disagreement
Steven Berkoff and Emmanuella Cole will not be part of production when it opens on Monday

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

18, Jul, 2021 @2:16 PM

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Sir Ian McKellen: ‘What does old mean? Quite honestly I feel about 12’
It’s half a century since Sir Ian McKellen first played Hamlet. Now he’s starring as the Dane again – at 82. He talks about his extraordinary life, why he’ll never write his memoir – and his one lasting regret

Tom Lamont

13, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Amazon to stream major National Theatre plays in UK and Ireland
Cumberbatch and McKellen among big names to appears in live-recorded stage shows

Mark Sweney

25, May, 2021 @1:30 PM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Infinitum: Subject Unknown review – solo time loop echoes lockdown
This iPhone-shot sci-fi drama with cameos from Ian McKellen and Conleth Hill is impressively realised, though the plot ultimately frustrates

Cath Clarke

03, Apr, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Campaign to buy JRR Tolkien's Oxford home fails
The appeal, backed by Ian McKellen, to raise £4.5m to convert 20 Northmoor Road into a permanent Tolkien centre fell short of its target

Alison Flood

24, Mar, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Ian McKellen's long-awaited return as Hamlet set for June
Shakespeare tragedy will be followed by The Cherry Orchard with a cast including Steven Berkoff and Jenny Seagrove

Chris Wiegand

19, Mar, 2021 @8:38 AM

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Stars including Sir Ian McKellen urge changes to visa rules for artists
Julie Walters among signatories to letter saying post-Brexit changes a ‘towering hurdle’ to working in Europe

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

16, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Ian McKellen got his jab – phew. Now brace for a deadly outbreak of celeb smugness
As the vaccination’s famous recipients get younger, one thing’s for sure: the thumbs-up social media photo will get very tiresome very quickly

Stuart Heritage

18, Dec, 2020 @3:11 PM

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