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McKellen: Playing the Part (2018, Ian McKellen, Frances Barber)



Built upon a 14 hour interview, McKellen: Playing the Part is a unique journey through the key landmarks of McKellen’s life, from early childhood into a demanding career that placed him in the public eye for the best part of his lifetime. Using an abundance of photography from McKellen’s private albums and cinematically reconstructed scenes, a raw talent shines through in the intensity, variety and devotion to that moment in the light.

production details
UK | 92 minutes | 2018

Director: Joe Stephenson

Ian McKellen as Himself
Luke Evans
Adam Brown
Scott Chambers as Ian McKellen
Milo Parker as Young Ian McKellen
Frances Barber
Penny Clapcott as Her Majesty’s Smallest Subject