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Sir Ian McKellen to be in conversation with Aamir Khan on Shakespeare's legacy

The Indian Express - ‎7 hours ago‎
American actor Sir Ian McKellen, who is popularly known for his roles of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings series and Magneto in the X-Men movies, is all set to visit India for conversation with Bollywood's perfectionist Aamir Khan on Shakespeare's ...
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Heuristic Shakespeare: Ian McKellen's new app offers a fresh take on the Bard's plays

The Independent - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Just over a week ago at the BFI London, Ian McKellen launched his latest venture: an iPad app. It's the first in a series of apps called Heuristic Shakespeare, and this one is The Tempest, with McKellen as Prospero, which has just become available in ...
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Aamir Khan to share stage with Sir Ian McKellen

Hindustan Times - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Sir Ian McKellen, who has frequently acted in plays under the prestigious banner of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Mumbai to commemorate the playwright's 400th death anniversary this year.

Sir Ian McKellen of 'LOTR' Uses App to Teach Shakespeare

News Every day - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Wizard Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Sir Ian McKellen, is working on a project that will make Shakespeare more comprehensible to the common people.
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Ian McKellen: 'I've never downloaded an app in my life' - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death aged 52, leaving behind a collection of the most influential plays ever written, and a legacy no other playwright has managed to replicate.

Ian McKellen: National Theatre 'should bring back rep'

The Stage - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Ian McKellen has urged the National Theatre to bring back a resident company of actors, declaring it “a great shame” that the venue lacks a repertory model.
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Sir Ian McKellen backs powerful Rugby theatre production

Rugby Advertiser - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Show director Nathan Dowling said: “It's great to have this endorsement from someone of the status of Ian McKellen. Rugby Theatre has a commitment to put on both popular and cutting edge shows, and to be challenging in some of its productions.

Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances Barber Voice Heuristic Shakespeare's App Edition of THE TEMPEST

Broadway World - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, Frances Barber Voice Heuristic Shakespeare's App Edition of THE TEMPEST "It's always a bother to me that so many people meet Shakespeare not in the theatre, not even on the screen, but on the page.

Exclusive video: Sir Ian McKellen on why Shakespeare does not belong in schools

TES News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Shakespeare does not belong in the classroom and should be left off the English curriculum entirely, according to the actor Sir Ian McKellen. Sir Ian, known for playing Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings film series, is one of the country's leading ...

Sir Ian McKellen Performing Drake Lyrics As Shakespearean Verse Is AMAZING! Get Thee To The Video! - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
When you think of hip hop, Ian McKellen isn't the first name you think of… But when he interprets Drake lyrics as Shakespearean verse on BBC Radio 1, it suddenly makes perfect sense!
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Sir Ian's not very appy

Wigan Today - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Sir Ian McKellen may be very savvy with his social media pages, but the actor made a startling revelation - he has never downloaded an app in his life.

Shakespeare had gay characters too, people just ignored it: Sir Ian McKellen

Times of India - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The sum of these parts is Sir Ian McKellen, grandee of the British stage and American screen. British Council and the British Film Institute will bring him to India in May as the ambassador of Shakespeare Lives, a global programme to mark the bard's ...

Ian McKellen's not a TV fan

New Magazine - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
IAN MCKELLEN has never watched GAME OF THRONES as he finds TV too time consuming. In an age where people devour whole seasons of television shows in a single evening, Ian would much rather go out for a nice meal than spend a night in front of ...

Sir Ian McKellen to open flower show at Blenheim Palace

Buckingham Advertiser - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
He opens the event running from Friday June 17 to Saturday June 19 which takes place in the grounds of the country house. Sir Ian has gained more than 60 awards for acting and was awarded the Companion of Honour by the Queen in 2007 for services to ...
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Being Human's Damien Molony joins Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in No Man's Land

Digital Spy - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen's upcoming play has added another cult hero to its cast. Being Human​ and Ripper Street​ star Damien Molony has signed up to play Foster in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land​ alongside the thespian greats.

Sir Ian McKellen hails Shakespeare for making all the world a stage - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Sir Ian McKellen has hailed William Shakespeare as a champion of diversity ahead of celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Live Q&A with Sir Ian McKellen being screened in Truro

Falmouth Packet - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A live Q&A with Sir Ian McKellen is being shown in Truro, with a screening of Shakespeare's Richard III. The British Film Institute (BFI) will be simulcasting the classic film from 1995, which starred Sir Ian McKellen and was directed by Richard Loncraine.

Ian McKellen Wants to Star in a Musical - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
McKellen's next stage commitment will be in a new London revival of 'No Man's Land' with his close friend Sir Patrick Stewart and he can't wait to work with his 'X-Men' co-star again.
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McKellen to kick-start global tribute to Shakespeare in Mumbai

Hindustan Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
British actor Sir Ian McKellen will be kick-starting a global tour called Shakespeare on Film marking the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare.