Actor Sir Ian McKellen

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Britain's highly acclaimed Shakespearean actor plays Gandalf in all three Lord of the Rings films, including the latest, Return of the King. McKellen also starred in the recent films X-Men and X2. His role in Peter Shafer's Amadeus earned him a Tony Award in 1981.



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