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Ian McKellen  Actor and activist.

Being released today is this very special 'artists proof' photographic print, by @DrGotts, of the #KINGLEAR poster. Profits from the sale of the print shall be donated to UNICEF. Contact: sales@andygotts.com. #limitededition #photographicprints #IanMcKellen #WestEnd #Chichester

I’m celebrating my 80th birthday next year by touring a new solo show to UK theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.

Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions. Sean Mathias, the director and I have worked together for stage and screen, many happy times.

More information at ianonstage.co.uk

“Don't miss this winsome doc celebrating one of the acting greats, Sir Ian McKellen, from his pioneering stage work, coming out, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. Available now on Amazon. https://amzn.to/2ATgzHx

#OTD #OnThisDay 4 November in 1998, GODS AND MONSTERS opened in cinemas. McKellen.com/cinema/gods

#otd on this day, October 23, 1998, APT PUPIL was released in cinemas. McKellen.com/cinema/apt/notes.htm

#tbt 1981 during my yearlong run in “Amadeus” on Broadway

Here are my friends @michaelsoendergaard and Richard Wilson at Thursday night's opening of the new exhibition at https://www.thelittleblackgallery.com/ including Michael's brilliant photos (@greggormanphoto and Stuart Sandford's too!) Go see them!

In just a few hours we will broadcast live to cinemas around the world. Find a screen near you (I hope) at ntlive.com to see Lloyd Hutchinson (as Fool), Sinead Cusack (as Kent) and me as Lear #KingLear (c) @matthumphreyimages

Backstage arranging the flowers for Lear's bouquet. See the show broadcast live from London, to find a cinema near you visit ntlive.com Photo (c) @matthumphreyimages

This Thursday in cinemas worldwide, you’ll get a closeup view of our Production of King Lear, broadcast live from London. http://ntlive.com

Did somebody say it’s national dog day?

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