McKellen: Playing The Part (plus LIVE Q&A)

Running time: 150 mins

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This live event invites audiences to join us in celebrating Sir Ian McKellen's birthday live from the BFI Southbank. Hosted by Graham Norton and featuring some very special guests, McKellen: Playing the Part Live promises to be a fitting celebration of one of the world's most beloved actors.

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorised insight.

McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

Showing Times

Sunday, 27th May