Archived from the original on 16 June A cricket fan since childhood, McKellen umpired in March for a charity cricket match in New Zealand to support earthquake victims of the February Christchurch earthquake. European Film Award for Best Actor. Retrieved 11 April Retrieved 18 July McKellen has appeared in limited release films, such as Emile which was shot in three weeks following the X2 shoot Neverwas and Asylum.
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His thousands and thousands of drawings are superb--as are the hundreds of homoerotic drawings he made for his own amusement, never meant for publication. Archived from the original on 11 February McKellen's father was a civil engineer  and lay preacher, and was of Protestant Irish and Scottish descent. McKellen's career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ian McKellen. John Rhys-Davieswhose character was also one of the original nine companions, arranged for his stunt double to get the tattoo instead. Retrieved 8 July
McKellen attended Bolton School Boys' Division of which he is still a supporter, attending regularly to talk to pupils. Retrieved from " https: Retrieved 8 January The pair entered into a business partnership with Evgeny Lebedevpurchasing the lease of The Grapes public house in Narrow Street. Retrieved 25 April R Tolkien 's Constructed script of Tengwaron his shoulder in reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the original nine companions of the Fellowship of the Ring. Retrieved 9 February