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Happy Birthday, Sir Ian McKellen!

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We celebrate legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen's 75th birthday (born May 25, 1939) with a collection of interviews from the archives.

We celebrate legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen's 75th birthday (born May 25, 1939) with a collection of interviews from the archives.
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Palo Alto, CA

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We celebrate legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen's 75th birthday (born May 25, 1939) with a collection of interviews from the archives.

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English


Episodes

Sir Ian Discusses Life, On Stage And On Screen

5/19/2014
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Sir Ian McKellen discusses his life and work in theater and on screen, from the Broadway stage play Waiting for Godot, to X-Men and his friendship with Sir Patrick Stewart. (The Takeway, WNYC, 2/19/2014)

Duration: 00:06:00


With Sir Patrick Stewart: 'Waiting For Godot'

5/19/2014
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Sir Patrick Stewart joins Sir Iain to talk about their roles in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Pinter’s No Man’s Land, in repertory at the Cort Theatre, New York, in 2013. (Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 12/10/2013)

Duration: 00:33:00


From Acting To Gay Activism

5/19/2014
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Since he came out in 1988, Sir Ian McKellen has been one of the most prominent and vocal supporters of gay rights around the world. (Late Night Live, RN Australia, 6/22/2010)

Duration: 00:24:00


Taking On Another Dark Mountain: 'Lear'

5/19/2014
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Before he became an international superstar, McKellen was known as the finest Shakespearean actor of his generation. (All Things Considered, NPR, 9/13/2007)

Duration: 00:08:00