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Mr Holmes finds Sir Ian McKellen playing an aging Sherlock Holmes, who is struggling to recall the details of a final case, in this moving and brilliantly acted drama. The movie is available to buy in BT Store now.
Sir Ian McKellen started socialising with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars after he appeared on Broadway in 1980 in Amadeus as Salieri. He won a Tony Award for his performance.
In this mesmerising adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III from 1995, Ian McKellen starred alongside Jim Broadbent, Kristen Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith and Annette Bening, which moved events to a fascist 1930s Britain. © Rex
Cult movie fans fell in love with Sir Ian McKellen for his role as Gandalf in the big screen versions of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings from director Peter Jackson. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the role.
Sir Ian McKellen and Peter Jackson brought to life the hugely popular wizard Gandalf, making him one of the most recognisable and quotable movie characters of all time. © Rex
McKellen joined the cast of Coronation Street in 2005 for a memorable role as smooth-talking con-man Mel Hutchwright, who briefly joined Emily Bishop, Norris Cole and Ken Barlow’s book club. © Rex
Proving that he can do super-hero movies just as well as fantasy, drama and comedy, McKellen has played the character Magneto (Erik Lehnsherr) in five blockbuster X-Men movies. © Rex
In 2013 McKellen returned to TV alongside fellow stage and screen veteran Derek Jacobi in ITV’s camp comedy Vicious, where he played the over-the-hill actor Freddie Thornhill. © Rex
McKellen and Patrick Stewart have become hugely popular figures on social media and the close friends united on stage in 2009 in a new version of Waiting for Godot. McKellen played Estragon in the critically acclaimed production.
Ian McKellen gives a deeply moving performance as an aged Sherlock in Mr Holmes as his take on the iconic character who tries to solve a case from his past while battling the ravages of time.
Sir Ian McKellen is joined by Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Milo Parker and Hiroyuki Sanada in his latest big screen drama. It is available to buy now in BT Store. Click here to find out more about BT TV packages.