IAN MCKELLEN: WOMEN I’VE FILMED WITH

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Sir Ian McKellen

In the early part of this new century, Sir Ian McKellen permanently etched his name into global consciousness with a run of blockbuster films that launched his career into the stratosphere. From 2000 to 2003, he appeared in two X-Men films as the villainous Magneto and three Lord of the Rings movies as the beloved Gandalf. That is quite a run.

What a great many people don’t know is that his career began in earnest nearly three decades earlier, garnering him accolades and awards every step of the way. Over the course of his filmography, he has appeared in over 100 films and TV shows.

To put it mildly, he’s not a dabbler. He was born to act and he’s taken full advantage of his gifts, honing his craft and delivering impactful performances alongside a dazzling array of actresses. From Ava Gardner and Meryl Streep, to Mrs. Harold Pinter and Laura Linney, he has worked with the best on screen.

Seemingly on a whim, Sir Ian has created a program exclusively for the delight of Mill Valley Film Festival patrons. Ian McKellen Remembers: “Women I’ve Filmed With” is an oral history, a a unique, never-to-be-repeated event. His hour-long presentation will highlight his work with some of cinema’s most legendary actresses, including Grace Kelly, Flora Robson, Sandy Dennis, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Annette Bening, Lynn Redgrave, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Stockard Channing, Halle Berry, Natasha Richardson, Audrey Tatou, Cate Blanchett and many more.

IAN MCKELLEN REMEMBERS:
WOMEN I’VE FILMED WITH

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12  12:00PM
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER

A TRIBUTE TO SIR IAN MCKELLEN
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11  •  7:30PM
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER