McKellen: Playing the Part
A feature film 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 12 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
- Executive Producer
- Joe Stephenson, Mark Birmingham, Elaine Ward
- Joe Stephenson, Harry Yendell
- Director of Photography
- Eben Bolter
- Principal Cast
- Sir Ian McKellen