Watch: Conversations with Sir Ian McKellen

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Ian McKellen was already an acting legend and an advocate for gay rights long before he ever put on Magneto’s helmet or Gandalf’s wizard hat. While fans can check out the one of the 77 year-old’s more recent acclaimed roles as the aged Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes, which was released today on DVD, those seeking a masterclass on McKellen’s years as a thespian can check out the above video.

This 90 minute (!) conversation with McKellen, moderated by Dave Karger of Fandango, covers all facets of McKellen’s long career on stage and screen, including what’s it like playing Gandalf for approximately twenty hours of screentime!

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...)For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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