Person    | Male  Born 25/5/1939 

Sir Ian Mckellen

Born Burnley, Lancashire. Versatile stage and film actor with a repertoire ranging from the classics through science fiction films and pantomime to Coronation Street. He ‘came out’ in 1988 and has since been an active campaigner for gay rights. Awarded the C.B.E. In 1979, knighted 1991 and made a Companion of Honour in 2008. Nicknamed ‘Serena’.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Sir Ian Mckellen

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Laurence Olivier statue

Unveiled by Sir Richard Attenborough, Larry‘s son, Tarquin and widow, Joan Pl...

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Lyceum Theatre

Edgar Allan Poe's maternal grandparents performed as actors at this theatre, ...

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Peter Tatchell

Unveiled by Sir Ian.

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Rose Theatre

Unveiled by Sir Ian.

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Gainsborough Film Studios

Gainsborough Film Studios

Gainsborough Pictures was founded in 1924 by Michael Balcon. These Islington studios were closely related to those at Lime Grove, used by Gaumont-British, with Balcon as Director of Production for ...

Building, Cinema

1 memorial
Gaumont

Gaumont

International film company.  Formed in France by engineer-inventor Leon Gaumont. 

Group, Cinema, France

1 memorial
Moulin Cinema

Moulin Cinema

Cinema. Originally opened by Montagu Pyke in 1910 as the Piccadilly Cinematograph Theatre. It went through several name changes, before being called (in French) after the nearby Windmill Theatre. I...

Building, Cinema

1 memorial
Sir Donald Sinden

Sir Donald Sinden

Actor. Born Donald Alfred Sinden in Plymouth. Renowned for his rich voice, he excelled in all genres of acting. On stage he was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the cinema he appeared ...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Simon Callow

Simon Callow

Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.  

Person, Cinema, Literature, Theatre, TV & Radio

4 memorials