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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' releases second trailer

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' releases second trailer

March 24 (UPI) -- "X-Men: Days of Future Past" released its highly anticipated second trailer on Monday.
Annie Martin
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' posts unique teaser trailer on Instagram

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' posts unique teaser trailer on Instagram

March 17 (UPI) -- "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has posted a unique teaser trailer on Instagram in anticipation of the film's second official trailer release.
Annie Martin
'X-Men: Days of Future Past' teases short clip on Instagram

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' teases short clip on Instagram

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- "X-Men Days of Future Past" released a 5-second sneak peak of the film via Instagram on Friday.
Veronica Linares
Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The openly gay actor joined calls for Russia to change its recently enacted laws against public displays of “homosexual propaganda” to minors.
Kate Stanton
Lilly explains why 'Smaug' needed a new female elf character

Lilly explains why 'Smaug' needed a new female elf character

Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly says she understands why some fans of "The Hobbit" initially balked upon learning she was to play a female elf heroine created specifically for the film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novel.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Stevie Nicks officiates Vanessa Carlton's wedding

Stevie Nicks officiates Vanessa Carlton's wedding

Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Fleetwood Mac singer married musicians Vanessa Carlton and John McCauley on Friday.
Kate Stanton

'Hobbit' still stands tall at the box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, led the box office for the third straight weekend with $29.85 million.
Anna Paquin's scenes dropped from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Anna Paquin's scenes dropped from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Bryan Singer says Anna Paquin's scenes have been cut from his upcoming superhero picture, "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

'Hobbit' sequel tops second weekend in a row

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, took in $31.455 million to lead the box office for the second weekend.

'Hobbit' sequel rakes in $73 million in first weekend in U.S. theaters

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, took in a dragon-sized $73.675 million for the No. 1 weekend box office spot.

Sir Ian McKellen responds to Damian Lewis' "fruity actor" comments

Dec. 10 (UPI) --Following Homeland star Damian Lewis' controversial comments about not wanting to end up a "fruity actor" known only for playing wizards, Sir Ian McKellen has said no one should feel sorry for him.
Justin Salhani
Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

Cumberbatch says he played like a kid during 'Hobbit' shoot

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch likened recording his animated role of the fire-breathing dragon in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" to "playing like a kid."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Orlando Bloom dating Liv Tyler, report says

Orlando Bloom dating Liv Tyler, report says

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Has "The Hobbit" star moved on to another brunette?
Kate Stanton
'Hobbit' trailer viewed 5.1M times since Tuesday

'Hobbit' trailer viewed 5.1M times since Tuesday

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A trailer for Hollywood's upcoming fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" has been viewed more than 5.1 million times since it was posted online.
Ian McKellen officiates wedding of Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

Ian McKellen officiates wedding of Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- British actor Ian McKellen announced on Facebook he officiated the wedding of his longtime friend Patrick Stewart and girlfriend Sunny Ozell.
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British actor Ian McKellen attends "The Orange British Academy Film Awards" at The Royal Opera House in London on February 11, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. He has received a Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations. His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is known to many for roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and as Magneto in the X-Men films.

In 1988, McKellen came out and announced he was homosexual. He became a founding member of Stonewall, one of the United Kingdom's most influential LGBT rights groups, of which he remains a prominent spokesman.

McKellen was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, though he spent most of his early life in Wigan. Born shortly before the outbreak of World War II, the experience had some lasting impact on him. In response to an interview question when an interviewer remarked that he seemed quite calm in the aftermath of the 11 September attacks, he said: "Well, darling, you forget — I slept under a steel plate until I was four years old."

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