Ian McKellen Net Worth

Ian McKellen Net Worth
Ian McKellen Net Worth

Ian McKellen net worth

Current Net Worth$60 Million (USD – 6 Crores), (Rupees – 464 Crores)

Ian McKellen short biography

Net Worth$60 Million
BornMay 25, 1939 (Age – 82)
Identified asEnglish Actor
StatusOld Actor
Years active1958– Present
EducationSt Catharine’s College, Cambridge
ResidenceLondon, England
Partner(s)Brian Taylor (1964–1972), Sean Mathias (1978–1988)
Ian McKellen short biography

Ian McKellen has a net worth of $60 Million (Rupees – 464 Crores) and is an English Actor, most known for his superior acting in Hollywood movies.

Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE is an actor from England.

He has played in genres spanning from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction over the course of seven decades.

He has won a total of seven Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award over his career.

He’s also been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards, and four British Academy Film Awards.

His cinematic appearances as the eponymous King in Richard III (1995), James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998), Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies earned him global acclaim.

McKellen was knighted in the 1980 New Year Honours for contributions to the performing arts, and in the 2008 New Year Honours, he was awarded a Companion of Honour for services to theatre and equality.

He came out as gay in 1988 and has since been a global advocate for LGBT social movements.

In October 2014, he received the Freedom of the City of London.

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Ian McKellen biography

Full NameIan Murray McKellen
BirthplaceBurnley, Lancashire, England
Height5.10 feet, 178 cm
Weight69 Kg
FatherDenis Murray McKellen
MotherMargery Lois Sutcliffe
Ian McKellen Biography

McKellen was born in Burnley, Lancashire, to Margery Lois and Denis Murray McKellen on May 25, 1939.

He was their second kid, with a five-year-old sister named Jean.

His family relocated to Wigan shortly before the onset of WWII in September 1939.

They resided there until Ian was twelve years old when his father was promoted, and then moved to Bolton in 1951.

Living through the war as a youngster had a lasting impression on him, and he later stated, “Only when peace was restored… did I realize that war was not natural.”

McKellen’s father, a civil engineer and lay preacher of Protestant Irish and Scottish ancestry was a civil engineer and lay preacher.

McKellen’s great-great-grandfather, James McKellen, was a “strict, evangelical Protestant clergyman” in Ballymena, County Antrim, and both of his grandfathers were preachers.

His mother died of breast cancer when he was 12 years old, and his father died when he was 24.

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McKellen went to Bolton School (Boys’ Division), where he is still a supporter and visits on a regular basis to speak with students.

McKellen began his playing career at Bolton Little Theatre, where he now serves as patron.

His parents supported his early interest in theatre by taking him to see Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House when he was three years old.

McKellen got a scholarship at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, when he was 18 years old, to study English literature.

He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the College after that. McKellen was a member of the Marlowe Society at Cambridge, where he acted in 23 plays over the course of three years.


McKellen made his professional debut in 1961 as Roper in A Man for All Seasons at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, despite the fact that an audio recording of the Marlowe Society’s Cymbeline had gone on commercial sale as part of the Argo Shakespeare series.

He joined Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company at the Old Vic in 1965 and went on to perform at the Chichester Festival.

McKellen rose to prominence in British theatre throughout the 1970s, appearing often at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, where he portrayed a number of important Shakespearean parts.

McKellen rose to prominence in 1979 for his performance as Antonio Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s drama Amadeus on Broadway.

He made his Broadway comeback in 1986, starring Kim Cattrall and Kate Burton, in a staging of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Wild Honey.

He played the title character in a global tour of a praised production of Richard III from 1990 to 1992.

He played Dr. Tomas Stockmann in a performance of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People from 1997 to 1998.

McKellen made his Broadway comeback in 2001, starring opposite Helen Mirren and David Strathairn in August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death at the Broadhurst Theatre.

In 2007, he returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn’s performances of King Lear and The Seagull.

In 2009, he played Patrick Stewart alongside Sean Mathias in a highly popular staging of Waiting for Godot at London’s Haymarket Theatre, directed by Sean Mathias.

McKellen and Stewart performed in a Broadway double bill of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land at the Cort Theatre from 2013 to 2014.

He performed as Prospero from The Tempest at the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics in late August 2012.

McKellen performed King Lear at the Chichester Festival Theatre in October 2017, describing the performance as his “final great Shakespearean part.”

In 2019, McKellen celebrated his 80th birthday with a one-man stage play titled Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others, and YOU, which showcased his numerous performances throughout his career.

He portrayed Hamlet’s title role in an age-blind production in 2021, then Firs in Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard at the Theatre Royal, Windsor in 2022.

Ian McKellen some movies

1969Alfred the Great
1994To Die For
1998Gods and Monsters
2002The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2006Flushed Away
2014Miss in Her Teens
2018All Is True
2021Infinitum: Subject Unknown
Ian McKellen some movies

Ian McKellen income model

Monthly Income$5 Lakh+ (Rupees – 3.8 Crore+)
Yearly Income$6 Million+ (Rupees – 46 Crore+)
Ian McKellen income model

Private & early life

McKellen’s first romance started in 1964 with Brian Taylor, a history teacher from Bolton. Their eight-year partnership came to an end in 1972.

McKellen maintained his acting career in London, where the couple resided.

At the Edinburgh Festival in 1978, he met his second partner, Sean Mathias. This relationship lasted until 1988, according to Mathias, and it was tumultuous, with disagreements about McKellen’s acting prowess against Mathias’s less successful profession.

Mathias later directed McKellen in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2009, and the two remained friends. They formed a business partnership with Evgeny Lebedev and bought the lease of The Grapes public house on Narrow Street.

McKellen had lived on Narrow Street, Limehouse for more than 25 years by 2005, including more than a decade in a five-story Victorian conversion.

McKellen is a nonbeliever. He lost his desire for all types of meat save fish in the late 1980s and has since pursued a mostly pescetarian diet. Ian McKellen was awarded the Artist Citizen of the World Award in 2001. (France).

In 2006, McKellen was diagnosed with prostate cancer.


1999Best Actor in a Leading Role
2001Best Actor in a Leading Role
2002Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2003Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2016Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ian McKellen awards


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