Film Screening 6th May, 2019

Poster for McKellen: Playing the Part

McKellen: Playing the Part 

7:30 PM, 6th May, 2019

  • M
  • 91 mins
  • 2017
  • Joe Stephenson
  • Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and many other accolades of the stage and screen.

Joe Stephenson’s documentary of this remarkable man is built upon a 14-hour interview, photography from his private albums and cinematically reconstructed scenes. Drawing back the curtain, we take a close look at the man behind the grey wizard – his life, career and LGBT activism.

Thoughtful, genuine and self-reflective, McKellen shares key moments from his early childhood through to a lengthy and demanding career in the public eye, spanning everything from Shakespeare to The Lord of the Rings.