Sir Ian Murray McKellen , CH , CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards , a Tony Award , a Golden Globe Award , a Screen Actors Guild Award , a BIF Award , two Saturn Awards , four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards . He has also received two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award nominations.
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Seven years after they waited for Godot together in London , Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will return to UK theatres this summer with a revival of No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter . Tickets to see the X-Men stars in the West End will start at multiplex prices, with more than 100 seats per performance available for between £10 and £20. The production will begin its short tour at Sheffield’s Lyceum theatre in August and stop off at Newcastle, Brighton and Cardiff. No Man’s Land will begin previews at Wyndham’s theatre in London in September.
As it turns out, lots of openly queer people have won Oscars. But you know what? I don't mind that Sam Smith didn't know that. It's a good thing that we've gotten to the point where it's possible to lose count of the number of openly queer people who've won Academy Awards.
Below in the comments is a ten-minute (I know, I know, who could ever) video, shot by Bill's nephew Scott Nevins , of Bill's beautiful, poetic curtain call speech on closing night of Side Show on Broadway