Ian McKellen is an English actor who has a number of awards in his career. He has been active in his profession for almost six decades. Some of his popular film roles include ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Hobbit’, ‘Richard III’, ‘X-Men’, ‘X2’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. He has also appeared in many theater plays and has also done television. To know more about the net worth of Ian McKellen in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Sir Ian Murray McKellen was born in May 1939, in Lancashire, England. His parents were Denis Murray McKellen and Margery Lois McKellen. His father was a civil engineer, and he has four other siblings. During the time of World War II, his family lived in Wigan. At the age of 12, he lost his mother, and his father died when he was 24.
He went to the Boys’ Division of Bolton School, and in there he used to appear in the Bolton Little Theatre. Later, he went to Cambridge’s St. Catherine’s College on a scholarship. In there, he joined the Marlowe Society. During that time, he appeared in many stage shows.
Ian McKellen is an openly gay celebrity. From 1964 to 1972, his partner was Brian Taylor. He was then in a relationship with Sean Mathias from 1978 to 1987. In 2002, he was in a relationship with Nick Cuthell. He was most recently rumored with Patrick Stewart. He has also been in relationships with Greg Nickels and Rupert Everett. He is an atheist and follows a pescetarian diet. McKellen is also very active in LGBT rights campaign.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1964, Ian McKellen was seen in the theater production of ‘A Scent of Flowers’. The following year, he appeared in the theater play of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. In the 1960s, he appeared in many theater roles like ‘Trelawny of the ‘Wells’’, ‘The Promise’ and ‘Richard II’. His other theater credits include ‘Edward II’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Dr. Faustus’, ‘The Winter’s Tale’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘The Alchemist’, The Seagull’, and ‘King Lear’.
In films, McKellen was first seen in the 1969 film ‘The Promise’. In the 1980s, he was seen in movies like ‘Scandal’, ‘The Keep’, and ‘Plenty’. His other film roles are ‘The Ballad of Little Jo’, ‘Swept from the Sea’, and ‘Bent’. In 1999, he was seen in ‘Gods and Monsters’. This earned him his first Academy Award nomination. In 2017, he voiced for the film ‘Animal Crackers’. In 2006, he won the Annie Award and had been nominated five times for the BAFTA Awards.
Other awards won by the actor include Golden Globe Award, Poppy Award, Saturn Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Tony Awards. The television credits of McKellen include ‘Vicious’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Pillar of Fire’, ‘Walter’, ‘And the Band Played On’, and ‘Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny’. He has also received several honorary awards and has received the Oder of the British Empire.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a man who has done many acting roles in his career? He has got a net worth of more than $65 million and has appeared in several top-grossing films. He has also done television and theater and has won numerous awards. He has also voiced in many video games and was seen in the music video of “Listen to the Man”. He has been the narrator of many audiobooks like ‘Wolf Brother’, ‘Outcast’, and ‘Oath Breaker’.
Ian McKellen is a very popular actor across the world. He is very popular for appearing in several film series. He has many fans across the world and will be next seen in the movies ‘The Good Liar’ and ‘Cats’.