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Ian McKellen: the biography
Author: O'Connor, Garry
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Actors Motion picture actors and actresses
Classification: 792.028
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781474608534
Originally published: 2019
Includes index
Sir Ian McKellen is that rarest of characters: a celebrity whose distinguished political and social service has transcended his enormous fame and international stardom to reach far beyond the stage and screen.The breadth of his endeavour - professional, personal and political - has been truly staggering. Of some 400 stage and film roles, there are only 3, in his own estimation, of which he has not been proud. Iconic roles have not been in short supply: Gandalf in 'The Lord of the Rings' being perhaps the most universally-recognised and well-loved. Add to all this McKellen's tireless political activism in the cause of gay equality, and you have a veritable phenomenon. This biography probes the heart of the actor, recreating for the reader his greatest stage roles, and exploring the inner man in his personal relationships.
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Year 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
xii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm (hbk)
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