Jul 17, · News of actor Ian McKellen’s death spread quickly earlier this week, causing concern among fans across the world. However, the July report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax, the actor best known for his roles in Beauty and the Beast, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings or X-Men is alive and well. Ian McKellen, Actor: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis. Jun 11, · For 67 years the actor played a host of iconic and dark characters like Count Dracula, Lord Summerisle in The Wicker Man and most recently, . Jun 11, · Christopher Lee Dead: Lord of the Rings Actor Dies at By Rachel McRady. June 11, Lord of the Rings star Christopher Lee died at age Author: Rachel Mcrady. Gandalf (/ ˈ ɡ æ n d ɑː l f /) is a fictional character and a protagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings & The Silmarillion He is a wizard, member of the Istari order, as well as leader of the The Fellowship of the Ring and the army of the West. In The Lord of the Rings, he is initially known as Gandalf the Grey, but returns from death as Gandalf the scottdwebgraphics.coms: See Names. Jun 28, · Goodbye, Gandalf. Ian McKellen has played Gandalf, the wise wizard in Peter Jackson's Tolkien films, since The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring began filming in Author: Rebecca Ford. Info: British actor with a long stage and movie career, played Salieri in the Broadway version of "Amadeus", appeared in the movies "Gods and Monsters" and "Apt Pupil", played Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" movies. Apr 04, · Sir Ian McKellen has said he could never have taken over the role of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films after the death of Richard Harris because he knew Harris disapproved of him as Author: Press Association.
The film was a critical success. Alan Rickman was not only an amazing, forensically good actor, but a lovely, genuine man to know. Box Office. He also branched out into music, and released a heavy metal album to mark his 92nd birthday just last year. Gandalf later discovered that Isildur , who earlier possessed the ring and was destroyed by it, had written "it is precious to me". The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. But at that moment the Rohirrim arrived, compelling the Witch-king to withdraw and engage them. Archived from the original on 24 October
Retrieved 20 May Samuel Laing Norroena Society, London, ". Show all 14 episodes. Richard Harris played the role in the first two movies before his death. Retrieved 28 April Cambridge University Alumni News. Bolton School. Richard E. I am a big Harry Potter fan, but the acting doesn't come close to Lord of the rings.