[<< wikiquote] Ian McKellen
Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor.


== Quotes ==
Heterosexuality is far too interesting a phenomenon to be ignored.
Quoted in Smith, Nigel M. (2015-11-21). "Ian McKellen: 'X-Men was a gay man’s delight, because it was full of the most amazing divas'". The Guardian. Retrieved on 2019-07-28. I think this is why a lot of actors, at least in the past, have been gay: the only place where they could be themselves, express themselves, at a time when it was illegal [...] to be homosexual, was in public, protected by the play. You could come up with real emotions for real situations but not of course your own.
Richard Ridge (moderated by), Conversations with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, March 2014The audience I play to really is the bright 14-year-old: someone who is capable of sitting still and listening and watching and feeling for even three hours. I know, as I did at that age, they'll potentially have their lives changed.
"Ian McKellen Tours with Royal Shakespeare". 2007. 


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