Lancashire Actor Entrenches World Movie Fame with Unforgettable Trilogy Prequel
Lancashire born lad Ian McKellen has done it again, his starring role in sure to be smash hit movie The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey, has thrust him back into the spot light and into the warmth of the hearts of all of his fans.
McKellen was born in Burnley in Lancashire in 1939 and was bitten with the acting bug from an early age. After returning from his service in the WW2 Ian soon began attending Stratford-upon-Avon theatre festivals, where acting greats the likes of Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Paul Robeson Wendy Hiller and John Gielgud were known to frequent.
After obtaining his BA in English Drama, McKellen went into theatre work full time and has become an extremely prolific member of the British theatrical scene, mentioned by some as the successor of Laurence Olivier.
McKellen’s most recent work in the prequel to the multi-award winning trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, in which he plays the same unforgettable character Gandalf has brought him back from the stage and onto the movie set once again to wow movie goers and critics alike.
The new movie was released on the 13th of December 2012 and is a sure fire hit. It is directed by the same visionary as the former three movies, Peter Jackson and follows the life of a young Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman.
In an effort to retrieve a stolen treasure, the White Wizard (McKellen) sends the young hobbit accompanied by a group of dwarves to the Lonely Mountain where he meets the unforgettable Smeagol, the fearsome dragon Smaug and many other magical, mystical characters along the way.
Seats in cinemas all throughout the country will be selling out fast for this movie, to make sure you don’t miss out on the enchanted tale of The Hobbit in 3D at Vue Cinema Newcastle-under-Lyme which is selling tickets now.