British actor Ian McKellen known by many for his roles as Magneto in the X-Men Films and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The documentary McKellen: Playing The Part will feature rare archive material of early work from stage and screen, never-before-seen photography from McKellen’s private collection, and cinematically reconstructed scenes from his life. The main source will be a 14 hour long interview the actor had with director Joe Stephenson.
Stephenson had this to say:
“To a whole generation of cinema-goers Ian is known as Gandalf and Magneto, but here is an opportunity to show them his incredible, and inspiring trajectory from his modest childhood in the north of England to Tony winning star of the stage, from one of the first actors to speak openly about his sexuality to becoming an internationally recognized two-time Oscar nominee.”