Ian McKellen Movies

Ian McKellen Born May 25, 1939, in Burnley, England, Ian McKellen moved with his family to the mining community of Wigan just before World War II. He developed a love for theatre at a young age, and while many of his early screen appearances were filmed versions of classics by William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens, McKellen eventually found his way into contemporary cinema.

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."

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

2015 PG

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.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Loving Walter Loving Walter
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • X-Men 3: The Last Stand X-Men 3: The Last Stand
  • X2: X-Men United X2: X-Men United
  • X-Men X-Men
  • The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code
  • Stardust Stardust
  • Flushed Away Flushed Away
  • The Golden Compass The Golden Compass
  • Charles Dickens: David Copperfield Charles Dickens: David Copperfield
  • LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed. LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed.
  • Plenty Plenty
  • Gods and Monsters Gods and Monsters
  • The Prisoner The Prisoner
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • And the Band Played On And the Band Played On
  • Six Degrees of Separation Six Degrees of Separation
  • LOTR: The Two Towers: Extended Ed. LOTR: The Two Towers: Extended Ed.
  • Cold Comfort Farm Cold Comfort Farm
  • Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man: IMAX Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man: IMAX
  • LOTR: Return of the King: Extended Ed. LOTR: Return of the King: Extended Ed.
  • Saint of 9/11 Saint of 9/11
  • King Lear King Lear
  • Last Action Hero Last Action Hero
  • The Shadow The Shadow
  • Doogal Doogal
  • The Ballad of Little Jo The Ballad of Little Jo
  • Eighteen Eighteen
  • Asylum Asylum
  • Edward II Edward II
  • Country Matters Country Matters
  • Macbeth Macbeth
  • Armchair Thriller: Dying Day Armchair Thriller: Dying Day
  • Acting Shakespeare Acting Shakespeare
  • Playing Shakespeare Playing Shakespeare
  • I'll Do Anything I'll Do Anything
  • SNL: The Best of Jon Lovitz SNL: The Best of Jon Lovitz
  • Ringers: Lord of the Fans Ringers: Lord of the Fans
  • Neverwas Neverwas
  • Displaced Displaced