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Ian McKellen

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MacbethMacbeth (1979)
Dir. Philip Casson
Feat. Ian McKellen, Judi Dench
Excellent version of the 'Scottish play' that translates Trevor Nunn's RSC stage version to television complete with minimalistic staging and some…
Armchair Thriller CollectionArmchair Thriller Collection (1979-1981)
Feat. Ian McKellen, James Bolam, Alun Armstrong
With memorably unsettling opening credits and exceptional performances and direction, this anthology series became a significant hit for Thames…
Priest Of LovePriest Of Love (1981)
Dir. Christopher Miles
Feat. Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner
Ian McKellen stars as D.H Lawrence in this biopic, chronicling the author's tempestuous relationship with his wife Frieda (Suzman), and his battle…
Scarlet Pimpernel, The (TV Mini-Series)Scarlet Pimpernel, The (TV Mini-Series) (1982)
Dir. Clive Donner
Feat. Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen
Top–notch mini–series version of the classic tale of The Scarlet Pimpernel – an English nobleman who lived a double–life…
Windmills of the GodsWindmills of the Gods (1988)
Dir. Lee Phillips
Feat. Jaclyn Smith, Robert Wagner, Ian McKellen
As the Cold War rages, the president names Professor Mary Ashley as the new Ambassador to Romania. Mike Slade is appointed to be her assistant. As…
ScandalScandal (1989)
Dir. Michael Caton-Jones
Feat. John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda
Polished dramatisation of events that led to the downfall of politician John Profumo, who engaged in an liaison with a controversial call–girl.
Shadow, TheShadow, The (1994)
Dir. Russell Mulcahy
Feat. Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller
Alec Baldwin plays the suave superhero based on the pulp fiction character created by Walter B. Gibson in 1931. Considered an elegant flop, the…
RestorationRestoration (1995)
Dir. Michael Hoffman
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Sam Neill, Meg Ryan
Golden–age English past is again revisited, to when debauched King Charles II was re–throned and decadence reigned. Robert Downey Jnr,…
Jack and SarahJack and Sarah (1996)
Dir. Tim Sullivan
Feat. Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Ian McKellen
The 'four weddings' formula is tweaked for another Grant – Richard E. (Withnail), who becomes an unwitting solo father after his wife dies.…
Cold Comfort FarmCold Comfort Farm (1996) Recommended
Dir. John Schlesinger
Feat. Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen
A beguiling comedy transpires when a penniless woman of society is forced to live with her yokel cousins. Full of eccentric dialogue and characters,…

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