Ian McKellen Movies
With his turn as politician John Profumo in 1989's Scandal, McKellen began to gain global fame. Nine years later, his performance as gay director James Whale in Gods and Monsters earned McKellen his first Oscar nomination.
McKellen secured his iconic status among sci-fi and fantasy fans with his roles as Magneto in X-Men (2000) and as the wizard Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which brought another Oscar nod in 2002. On the small screen, McKellen has snagged five Emmy nominations, including one for the 2009 cable miniseries "The Prisoner."
Long retired to a country farmhouse, 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes tends his apiary and reflects on his remarkable career. But the legendary sleuth, whose mental powers are fading, remains haunted by the unsolved case that caused him to call it quits.