Television Appearances

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Video ClipsThe following films or television broadcasts have been available on home video:

 2005ASYLUM

Release date: 17 January 2006
 2005RINGERS, LORD OF THE FANS

Release date: 22 November 2005
 2005EMILE

Release date: 26 April 2005
 2003THE RETURN OF THE KING

 
 2002THE TWO TOWERS

 
 2002X2

 
2001THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

Release date: 6 August 2002
2000X-MEN

1998GODS AND MONSTERS PRODUCER: Regent
DIRECTOR: Bill Condon
ROLE: James Whale
Co-starring: Co-starring Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave.


1998APT PUPIL


PRODUCER: Phoenix
DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer
ROLE: Arthur Denker, aka Kurt Dussander
Co-starring: Brad Renfro and David Schwimmer.


1997SWEPT FROM THE SEA

PRODUCER: Phoenix
DIRECTOR: Beeban Kidron
ROLE: Dr. Kennedy
Co-starring: Rachel Weisz, Vincent Perez, and Kathy Bates.


1997BENT (1997)

Ian McKellen Video Online


PRODUCER: Film on Four/MGM
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Uncle Freddie
Prix De La Jeunesse, Cannes 1997
Co-starring: Luthaire Blutheau as Horst, Brian Weber as Rudy, and Clive Owen as Max (McKellen's part in the original stage production 1979.) With Mick Jagger in drag as Greta.


1997SURVIVING FRIENDLY FIRE
PRODUCER: Surviving Films/TW Nelson
DIRECTOR: Todd Nelson
ROLE: Narrator


1995RICHARD III

PRODUCER: MGM/UA
DIRECTOR: Richard Loncraine
ROLE: Richard III (Co-Producer & Co-Writer)
Golden Globe nomination - Best Actor
Felix Award - European Actor of theYear
London Evening Standard - Film of the Year
"Film 96" - "A Film of the Year"

Co-starring: Annette Bening, Dame Maggie Smith, Robert Downey, Jr., John Wood, Jim Broadbent, Bill Patterson.
Videotape ID: MGM/UA 905528


1996RASPUTIN PRODUCER: HBO USA
DIRECTOR: Uli Edel
ROLE: Tsar Nicholas II
Golden Globe Award - Best Supporting Actor
Emmy nomination - Best Supporting Actor

Co-starring: Alan Rickman, Greta Scacchi, David Warner, John Wood.
Videotape ID: HBO 91288


1994RESTORATION

PRODUCER: Miramax
DIRECTOR: Michael Hoffman
ROLE: Will Gates
Co-starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Sam Neill, Meg Ryan, David Thewlis, Polly Walker, and Hugh Grant
Videotape ID: BVHV 5964


1994

JACK AND SARAH


PRODUCER: Granada Films
DIRECTOR: Tim Sullivan (Director/Writer)
ROLE: William
Co-starring: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins


1994THE SHADOW

PRODUCER: Universal
DIRECTOR: Russell Mulcahy
ROLE: Professor Lane
Co-starring: Alec Baldwin, Penelope Anne Miller, and John Lone.
Videotape ID: PI-E 42197


1994COLD COMFORT FARM


PRODUCER: BBC Flms/Thames Film
DIRECTOR: John Schlesinger
ROLE: Amos Starkadder
Co-starring: Eileen Atkins, Stephen Fry, Kate Beckinsale, Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry, Rufus Sewell.
Videotape ID: UNIV 82959


1993AND THE BAND PLAYED ON


PRODUCER: HBO USA
DIRECTOR: Roger Spottiswoode
ROLE: Bill Kraus
Cable Ace Award - Best Supporting Actor
Emmy Nomination - Best Supporting Actor

Co-starring: Matthew Modine, LilyTomlin, Richard Gere, Steve Martin.
Videotape ID: HBO 909624


1993SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

PRODUCER: MGM
DIRECTOR: Fred Schepisi
ROLE: Geoffrey
Co-starring: Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, and Will Smith in his first major film appearance.
Videotape ID: MGM/UA 904745


1993TALES OF THE CITY


PRODUCER: Channel Four UK / PBS USA
DIRECTOR: Alastair Stewart
ROLE: San Franciscan "A-Gay"


1993LAST ACTION HERO


PRODUCER: Columbia
DIRECTOR: John McTiernan
ROLE: Death
Co-starring: Arnold Schwarzenneger and F. Murray Abraham.


1992THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO


PRODUCER: Fineline
DIRECTOR: Maggie Greenwald
ROLE: Percy
Co-starring: Suzie Amis.
Videotape ID: NLHV N4156


1988OTHELLO (1988)


PRODUCER: CBS
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Iago
Co-starring: Willard White, Imogen Stubbs, Zoe Wanamaker.


1988WINDMILL OF THE GODS
PRODUCER: CBS
Co-starring: Jaclyn Smith, Robert Wagner.
Videotape ID: LIVE 69941


1988SCANDAL

Ian McKellen Video Online

PRODUCER: Miramax (Palace)
DIRECTOR: Michael Caton-Jones
ROLE: John Profumo, M.P.
Co-starring: Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Bridget Fonda.
Videotape ID: FACS 10880


1986PLENTY


PRODUCER: 20th Century Fox
DIRECTOR: Fred Schepisi
ROLE: Sir Andrew Charleson


1983THE KEEP


PRODUCER: Paramount
DIRECTOR: Michael Mann
ROLE: Dr. Cuza
Co-starring: Gabriel Byrne and Scott Glenn.


1982ACTING SHAKESPEARE

PRODUCER: David Susskind
DIRECTOR: Kirk Browning



1982THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

PRODUCER: London Films / CBS
DIRECTOR: Clive Donner
ROLE: Chauvelin
Co-starring: Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews.
Videotape ID: LIVE 4467


1979MACBETH (1979)


PRODUCER: Thames TV
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn/Philip Casson
ROLE: Macbeth
Co-starring: Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth.


1979PRIEST OF LOVE


PRODUCER: Christopher Miles and Andrew Donally
DIRECTOR: Christopher Miles
ROLE: D. H. Lawrence
Co-starring: Janet Suzman, Ava Gardner, and John Gielgud
Videotape ID: FAC 502684


 1970EDWARD II