Ian Mckellen

Government Needs To Do More To Tackle 'Inherent Homophobia' In Asian And African Communities

PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Not enough is being done by the government to support the rights of homosexual Asians in Britain, a leading campaigner has said. Asif Quaraishi, a ...

Patrick Stewart Would Never Have Been In ‘Star Trek' If Ian McKellen Had His Way

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

We really can’t imagine anyone but Sir Patrick Stewart playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, but if his friend Si...

Taylor Swift Praises Sir Ian's Unique Take On 'Bad Blood'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Just when you thought the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ couldn’t get any more dramatic, Ian McKellen has only gone and given them the t...

California Dreaming

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael P. Clarkson

I've been offered a place at the world's top film school in Hollywood - the University of Southern California (USC). USC is the most prestigious film school in the world and has launched the careers of top Hollywood talent like George Lucas (Star Wars) and Bryan Singer (X-Men). I am the only British student offered a place in the class of 32 from over 10,000 applicants.

'Mr Holmes' - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The tale of a grieving husband concerned about his wife is one of the plot threads woven into the fabric of the screenplay. However, the heart of it involves the relationship between Holmes, young Roger and his wary housekeeper mother.

This Guy Does Spot On Impressions Of Ian McKellen Singing 90s Pop Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Comedy

You probably never thought you'd hear Sir Ian McKellen utter the words "what I really really want is a zigga-zig-ah". You probably never thought yo...

Sir Ian Admits He's Finding It Harder To Memorise His Lines

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sir Ian McKellen has admitted that as he gets older, he finds it more difficult to remember lines for new roles. SEE MORE: Where Are The Stars Of ...

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

Where Are The Stars Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

JR Tolkien fans, the time has finally come. The last film of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy is officially out in cinemas, meaning Peter Jackson’s Middle E...

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Serkis On Saying Goodbye To Gollum - 'This Is The End Of Typecasting'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

As Andy Serkis prepares to say goodbye forever to Gollum, he remains absolutely convinced that his unique portrayal of JRR Tolkien’s most unique cha...

Sir Ian 'Wants Another 'Corrie' Cameo'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Coronation Street’ fans will all remember Ian McKellen’s famous cameo as Mel Hutchwright in 2005, and by the sounds of things, the veteran acto...

Sir Ian McKellen Tells It Straight To Students - In Full Gandalf Mode, Of Course

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's always going to be difficult motivating yourself to revise, but there's no-one better to get you in gear than Sir Ian McKellen shouting at you th...

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Hartley

I'm tired of students and young people as a collective being constantly ignored or patronised by the state... people forget that if you constantly damage the spirit of a generation and illegitimatise our opinions, it will demolish the hope and drive of those who not only have the potential to make huge positive impact in the UK, but worldwide.

Ian McKellen Gets Doctorate From Cambridge, University Flies Gay Pride Flag To Celebrate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

X-Men and Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen was given an honorary degree from Cambridge, with the university flying the gay pride flag in honour...

A Reminder of the Limits to Life of a Squash Player

James Willstrop | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

The life of a squash player is one that demands focus and huge amounts of dedication and it is quite difficult to really think of anything else. Being the best you can requires full throttle effort. Which is probably why many of us get to 35 and don't have a clue in hell what to do next.

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The middle part of Peter Jackson’s 'The Hobbit' trilogy returns us to the Middle Earth that Tolkien created,...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Tom Linay | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

The pacing of the film is a big improvement and the narrative wastes no time in getting into gear. The opening scene set in a dank, fetid drinking hole, shows Gandalf convincing Thorin to take a Hobbit with him on his quest to reclaim his homeland from Smaug.

'Homeland' Star Apologises To Sir Ian McKellen

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Homeland' star Damian Lewis has apologised to Sir Ian McKellen after saying that he did not want to end up a "fruity actor" who is known for playing ...

British Actors Hit The Sauce In New York

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

How wonderful to see two old English thespians hitting the ale in New York City. Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, who have been friends for y...

Yes, Married: Patrick Stewart Has A Ball With New Bride Sunny Ozell

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Patrick Stewart has married jazz singer Sunny Ozell in a ceremony officiated by Sir Ian McKellen. Stewart announced he had tied the knot by postin...

Margaret Thatcher, Gay Dispatcher

B.J. Epstein | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

In the era when AIDS was becoming more prominent and education about LGBTQ issues was needed more than ever, Thatcher's government decided that gays were not full citizens worthy of respect and that they were too much of a threat to be allowed equal rights. Thatcher thus became not only the 'milk snatcher', but also the 'gay dispatcher'.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen's Awesome Warning To Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Comedy

A few months ago, Sir Ian McKellen visited Ross High School in Edinburgh and gave a really rather wonderful speech. "He generated a real feeling of...

LS Lowry To Finally Be Taken Seriously In The South?

PA | Posted 17.03.2013 | Home

LS Lowry's place in art history is being reassessed in a new retrospective at Tate Britain. The gallery, which had been accused by actor Sir Ian Mc...

LS Lowry To Finally Be Taken Seriously In The South?

PA | Posted 17.03.2013 | Home

LS Lowry's place in art history is being reassessed in a new retrospective at Tate Britain. The gallery, which had been accused by actor Sir Ian Mc...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Reviews For All Ages

David Forrest | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Forrest

Sixteen-year-old Middle-earth newbie Naomi Shammas and 62-year-old Tolkien fanatic David Forrest present their views on a first time viewing of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey