Burnley, England UK
Ian McKellen has been honored with more than 40 international awards for his performances on screen and stage, including a Lifetime Achievement Golden Bear from 2006 Berlin Film Festival.
He was born and raised in the industrial north of England and started acting professionally in 1961. After Cambridge University and a three-year apprenticeship with British regional theater companies, he rapidly established himself as the leading actor of his generation in Shakespeare and other classical plays in London.
- The Hobbit: : An Unexpected Journey 
- Stardust 
- The Golden Compass 
- X-Men : The Last Stand 
- Doogal