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Sir Ian Mckellen

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Sir Ian Mckellen

Person  Male  Born 25/5/1939 

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’.

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Laurence Olivier statue

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Lyceum Theatre

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Rose Theatre

Unveiled by Sir Ian.

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