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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Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna

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1 memorial
Michael Simkins

Michael Simkins

A prominent show business lawyer who apparently had an obituary in The Times (to which we don't have access). Son of G. Simkins. Michael owned the property in which his brother, Roger, ran the High...

Person, Cinema, Property, Theatre

1 memorial
The Wicked Lady

The Wicked Lady

Director: Leslie Arliss. Filmed at Gainsborough Film Studios.

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1 memorial
Will Hay

Will Hay

Comedian and actor. Born William Thomson Hay at 23 Durham Street, Stockton-on-Tees. His career started in music-halls and concert-parties. He went on to work with Fred Karno, developing his schoolm...

Person, Cinema, Science, Theatre, Australia, New Zealand, USA

1 memorial