Video: Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the iconic character of Gandalf in The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, tells FILMCLUB reporter Matt about his latest cinematic adventure. We hear how the British actor had to live in New Zealand for 18 months to film The Hobbit trilogy. And listen out for Sir Ian sending his love to FILMCLUB members!

Profile: Sir Ian McKellen is a much celebrated actor, acclaimed for the depth and gravitas of his performances and for holding one of the most commanding voices in the film industry. Originally excelling in Shakespearian theatre plays in Britain, he went on to enjoy great success on the big screen - including an Oscar nomination in 1998 for drama Gods and Monsters.

Related video: Watch Matt interview the stars at the UK premiere of The Hobbit

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Sir Ian McKellen

  • "I didn't want to imagine anyone else playing Gandalf!" Sir Ian McKellen tells us why he returned to Middle Earth for The Hobbit.

    "I didn't want to imagine anyone else playing Gandalf!" Sir Ian McKellen tells us why he returned to Middle Earth for The Hobbit.

    FILMCLUB reporter Matt interviews British acting legend and The Hobbit star Sir Ian McKellen.

Sir Ian McKellen’s Films

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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  • Detail image from The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring

    The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring
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  • Detail image from The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers

    The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers
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