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Ian McKellen

  • First Movie - The Promise (1969)
  • Last Movie - Cats (2019)
  • Total Movies - 60
  • Highest Grossing Movies
    • UK: Beauty And The Beast (2017)
    • US: Beauty And The Beast (2017)
    • World: Beauty And The Beast (2017)
  • Highest Rated Movie - The Magic Roundabout (2005) - 100%
  • Lowest rated movie - Cats (2019) - 10%

Acting credits By Year of release

Year

1.

Cats

(Ian McKellen plays Gus The Theatre Cat)

Directed by: Tom Hooper
Starring: James Corden and Judi Dench

2019
2.

The Good Liar

(Ian McKellen plays Roy Courtnay)

Directed by: Bill Condon
Starring: Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen

2019
3.

All Is True

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh and Lolita Chakrabarti

2019
4.

King Lear: NT Live 2018

(Ian McKellen plays King Lear)

Directed by: Jonathan Munby
Starring: Ian McKellen and Anita-Joy Uwajeh

2018
5.

Mckellen Playing The Part Live 2018

Directed by: Joe Stephenson
Starring: Ian McKellen and Scott Chambers

2018
6.

Beauty And The Beast

(Ian McKellen plays Cogsworth)

Directed by: Bill Condon
Starring: Emma Watson and Dan Stevens

2017
7.

Animal Crackers

Directed by: Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava
Starring: Emily Blunt and Danny DeVito

2017
8.

National Theatre Live No Mans Land

(Ian McKellen plays Spooner)

Directed by: Sean Mathias
Starring: Sean Mathias and Ian McKellen

2016
9.

Shakespeare Live From The RSC

Directed by: Gregory Doran
Starring: David Tennant and Catherine Tate

2016
10.

Mr. Holmes

(Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes)

Directed by: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen and Laura Linney

2015
11.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Lee Pace and Evangeline Lilly

2014
12.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy

2014
13.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman

2013
14.

The Wolverine

Directed by: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman and Tao Okamoto

2013
15.

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Directed by: Peter Davison
Starring: Sean Pertwee and Olivia Colman

2013
16.

National Theatre Live 50 Years On Stage

Directed by:
Starring: Roger Allam and Jonathan Bailey

2013
17.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman

2012
18.

Miss In Her Teens

Directed by: Matthew Butler
Starring: Ian McKellen and Simon Callow

2012
19.

The Academy Part 2: First Impressions

Directed by: Peter Hinton
Starring: Rebecca Alexander and Anoushka Arden

2009
20.

The Academy

Directed by: Peter Hinton
Starring: Rebecca Alexander and Frances Barber

2009
21.

The Golden Compass

(Ian McKellen plays Iorek Byrnison)

Directed by: Chris Weitz
Starring: Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig

2007
22.

Stardust

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Claire Danes and Ian McKellen

2007
23.

Flushed Away

Directed by: David Bowers and Sam Fell
Starring: Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet

2006
24.

X-Men: The Last Stand

(Ian McKellen plays Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto)

Directed by: Brett Ratner
Starring: Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry

2006
25.

The Da Vinci Code

Directed by: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou

2006
26.

Displaced

Directed by: Martin Holland
Starring: Mark Strange and Graham Brownsmith

2006
27.

The Secret Policemans Ball

Directed by: Julia Knowles
Starring: Ronni Ancona and David Armand

2006
28.

Doogal

Directed by: Dave Borthwick and Jean Duval
Starring: Daniel Tay and Jimmy Fallon

2006
29.

The Magic Roundabout

Directed by: Dave Borthwick and Jean Duval
Starring: Tom Baker and Jim Broadbent

2005
30.

Neverwas

Directed by: Joshua Michael Stern
Starring: Aaron Eckhart and Ian McKellen

2005
31.

Eighteen

Directed by: Richard Bell
Starring: Paul Anthony and Brendan Fletcher

2005
32.

Asylum

Directed by: David Mackenzie
Starring: Natasha Richardson and Hugh Bonneville

2005
33.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen

2003
34.

X-Men 2

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman

2003
35.

Emile

Directed by: Carl Bessai
Starring: Ian McKellen and Deborah Kara Unger

2003
36.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen

2002
37.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

(Ian McKellen plays Gandalf)

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen

2001
38.

X-Men

(Ian McKellen plays Eric Lensherr / Magneto)

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart

2000
39.

Gods And Monsters

Directed by: Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser

1999
40.

Apt Pupil

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Brad Renfro and Ian McKellen

1998
41.

Swept From The Sea

Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Starring: Rachel Weisz and Vincent Perez

1997
42.

Bent

Directed by: Sean Mathias
Starring: Mick Jagger and Clive Owen

1997
43.

Richard III

Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Starring: Ian McKellen and Annette Bening

1996
44.

Six Degrees Of Separation

(Ian McKellen plays Geoffrey)

Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Stockard Channing and Will Smith

1995
45.

Jack And Sarah

(Ian McKellen plays William)

Directed by: Tim Sullivan
Starring: Richard E. Grant and Samantha Mathis

1995
46.

Cold Comfort Farm

(Ian McKellen plays Amos Starkadder)

Directed by: John Schlesinger
Starring: Eileen Atkins and Kate Beckinsale

1995
47.

Restoration

Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Starring: Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Neill

1995
48.

The Shadow

(Ian McKellen plays Reinhardt Lane)

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Alec Baldwin and John Lone

1994
49.

I'll Do Anything

Directed by: James L. Brooks
Starring: Nick Nolte and Whittni Wright

1994
50.

Last Action Hero

Directed by: John McTiernan
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger and F. Murray Abraham

1993
51.

The Ballad Of Little Jo

Directed by: Maggie Greenwald
Starring: Suzy Amis and Bo Hopkins

1993
52.

Scandal

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Starring: John Hurt and Joanne Whalley

1989
53.

Zina

Directed by: Ken McMullen
Starring: Ron Anderson and George Antoni

1986
54.

Plenty

(Ian McKellen plays Sir Andrew Charleson)

Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Meryl Streep and Andre Maranne

1985
55.

The Keep

Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Scott Glenn and Alberta Watson

1983
56.

Priest Of Love

Directed by: Christopher Miles
Starring: Ian McKellen and Janet Suzman

1981
57.

Corvette Summer

Directed by: Matthew Robbins
Starring: Mark Hamill and Annie Potts

1978
58.

The Promise

Directed by: Michael Hayes
Starring: John Castle and Ian McKellen

1969
59.

Alfred The Great

Directed by: Clive Donner
Starring: David Hemmings and Michael York

1969
60.

Thank You All Very Much

Directed by: Waris Hussein
Starring: Sandy Dennis and Ian McKellen

1969