Ian Mckellen

We Need Pride

Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2014 | 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

Caroline Frost

'Hobbit' Star Richard Armitage Reveals He Nearly Didn't Come Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Richard Armitage, star of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit', confesses he fell so much in love with New Zealand during his time filming the epic, he nearly...

Sir Ian McKellen's Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer

WENN | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Sir Ian Mckellen has opened up about his secret prostate cancer fight. The Lord of the Rings legend has lived with the disease for the past "six or...

The Hobbit: 'Martin Freeman Warned Me It Wasn't Normal'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

"Martin Freeman used to sit and complain, 'I'm so hot. Can someone cool me down?' and all he had going on were his rubber feet. What about us with our...

Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Still considering The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey represents one third of a book one third of the size of The Lord of the Rings, director Peter Jackson does an excellent job.

Peter Jackson Thinks Acting Oscars For The Hobbit 'Unlikely'

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Hobbit' director Peter Jackson has revealed he thinks it's unlikely for his new venture into Middle Earth to collect any acting Oscars. In an...

Sir Ian McKellen: 'We Can Be Better Without Bullying'

Andy Wasley | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andy Wasley

Those of us who were bullied at school, for whatever reason, will empathise keenly with young people who dread bullies' taunts and violence. Bullying isn't just a 'rite of passage' that we should expect as part of growing up. Its effects - low exam scores, depression and anxiety - can affect our whole adult lives.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen Recites 'Baby Got Back'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Those of us who watched Wednesday night's Paralympics opening ceremony already know what national treasure Sir Ian McKellen looks like when he's throw...

The Hobbit Footage Unveiled Gets Mixed Reviews

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Hobbit's director Peter Jackson got mixed reactions when he unveiled 10 minutes of exclusive footage to an audience in America. The preview, sh...

WATCH: Longboarding Gandalf Holds Up Traffic

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Comedy

The first part of Peter Jackson's adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit - officially titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - comes out in cinemas ...

Guess Who's Joining The Hobbit!

WENN | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Peter Jackson has completed the star-studded cast of The Hobbit after signing up Billy Connolly to play a dwarf warrior. The Gulliver's Travels act...

Five Facts About The Hobbit

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer debuted today, nearly 10 years to the day that the first of The Lord of the Rings films hit theatres. The...

McKellen Rings In Fifty Years Of Acting

Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Sir Ian McKellen is pleased his success in Hollywood came in later life, as it didn't distract him from his passion for acting. ...