Sir Ian McKellen has tackled a number of memorable roles, including fan-favorite characters such as Magneto in the X-Men films and Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings saga. Now, The Hollywood Reporter writes that the acclaimed actor is set to reprise his role as the wise and powerful Gandalf for a one-man show titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You.
Ian McKellen will perform the exclusive show at London’s Park Theatre over nine nights, where he will recount his career and experiences working with a number of actors and directors.
Ian McKellen explained that his stage production is intended to raise money for charity.
“I’m performing at Park Theatre to help raise funds for the charity. In a short time the theater has established itself on both the theatrical and local maps. But with no public subsidy for core costs they need to bring in donations of around £250,000 ($311,000) every year just to keep the doors open.”
In addition to the Lord of the Rings films, Ian McKellen also returned to play Gandalf in the Hobbit prequel trilogy opposite Martin Freeman.
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Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You will run this summer from July 3 to 9.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter