McKellen: Playing the Part
A feature length documentary on the life and work of Sir Ian McKellen. Fully authorised, including access to private photo albums and a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12 and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films.
The documentary is built around a 14 hour interview covering everything from his upbringing to becoming a theatre star, to coming out and being a leader in the gay rights movement, to his film stardom from Magneto to Gandalf, and personal thoughts on everything from acting to old age and death.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 96 mins
- Joe Stephenson
- Joe Stephenson, Mark Birmingham, Lene Bausager, Sophia Gibber
- Executive Producer
- Joe Stephenson, Mark Birmingham, Elaine Ward
- Joe Stephenson, Harry Yendell
- Director of Photography
- Eben Bolter
- Peter Gabriel
- Principal Cast
- With contributions from: Sir Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Frances Barber, Adam Brown, Scott Chambers, Milo Parker, Edward Petherbridge