Ian McKellen

United Kingdom

Ian McKellen Bio

Who is Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen is an English actor. He is mainly known for his role in The Lord of the Rings as Gandalf and in the X-Men films as Magneto. He have won many awards and many nominations. In October 2014 he was named Freeman of the City of London.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born to Margery Lois and Denis Murray McKellen. He is the second child of his parents. He earned scholarship to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He there read English literature. He was only 18 years old then.

Interesting Facts

Her birth name is Ian Murray McKellen. He have a tattoo of the Elvish number nine. In 2006 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His net worth is estimated to be $55 million. He have blue eyes and grey hair.

Personal Life

In 1964 he began his relationship with Brian Taylor. He ended the relationship in 1972. In 1978 he started relationship with Sean Mathias. Unfortunately their relationship didn’t last until 1988.


In 1999 and 2002 he won Saturn Award. In 2007 he won Annie Award. He won Awards Circuit Community Awards in 2001 and 2003. He won Honorary golden Berlin Bear in 2006. In 1999 and 2004 he won Critics Choice Award.


He was rumored to deny X-Men: Apocalypse.