Top 5: Ian McKellen Performances

Top Ian McKellen rolesHappy birthday Ian McKellen or to call him by his full title: Sir Ian McKellen. The British thespian turns 81 years’ old on May 25th 2020, and with that milestone comes a career filled with memorable performances and exceptional acting skills.

Ian McKellen is arguably one of our greatest living actors, alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Sir Patrick Stewart and looking a little younger, Hugh Jackman. His acting career includes film, television and where he made his debut; the stage. In this article, we’ll look at Ian McKellen’s best performances from the world of film. Without further ado, let’s begin. Continue reading

“Sir Ian McKellen is magnificent” Mr Holmes review

MR HOLMES   (UK CERT: PG)

Director: Bill Condon  

Music: Carter Burwell

Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Frances De La Tour


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Sherlock Holmes is hot property at the moment. Robert Downey Jr has played the titular detective in two box-office behemoths and Benedict Cumberbatch is supremely popular across the globe for his take on the character.

Now, Sir Ian McKellen is giving it a go in the little-publicised BBC funded Mr Holmes. But does it continue the trend of crafting intriguing dramas from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Continue reading