The Patriot Resource - The Lord of the Rings


Ian McKellan
Ian McKellen

Character Portrayed in The Lord of the Rings: Gandalf

Born: May 25, 1939; Burnley, Lancashire, England

Notable Awards and Nominations:
Academy Awards:
- 1999 Best Actor Nomination for Gods and Monsters
- 2002 Best Supp. Actor Nomination for The Fellowship of the Ring
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA):
- 1997 Best Actor Nomination for Richard III
- 1997 Best Screenplay Adaptation Nomination for Richard III
- 2002 Best Actor Nomination for The Fellowship of the Ring
Emmy Awards:
- 1994 Best Supp. Actor Nomination for And the Band Played On
- 1996 Best Supporting Actor Nomination for Rasputin
Golden Globes:
- 1996 Best Actor Nomination for Richard III
- 1997 Best Supporting Actor in a Telefilm Award for Rasputin
- 1999 Best Actor in a Drama Nomination for Gods and Monsters
Screen Actors Guild (SAG):
- 1999 Best Actor Nomination for Gods and Monsters
- 2002 Best Actor Award for The Fellowship of the Ring


Ian McKellen's Gandalf is a Wizard.


  • Ian McKellen Filmography


  • Gandalf's Story
    The character's storyline in LotR.


  • Gandalf's Travels in Middle Earth


  • Lord of the Rings Cast: Others


  • Resource Links - Links concerning the cast and production of The Lord of the Rings.






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