Archived (Past) Events:

22 June 2002
Saturday Night Live
Repeat of the 16 March 2002 show with Sir Ian hosting
NBC (Check local listings)

Friday, 22 March 2002
Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, California
Celebration of New Zealand Film, hosted by New Zealand ambassador to U.S.
Guests to include Ian McKellen and others from "The Lord of the Rings" movie.

Saturday, 16 March 2002
NBC (Check local listings)
Saturday Night Live
Sir Ian will host the show

Wednesday, 13 March 2002
CBS (Check local listings)
60 Minutes II
Profile of Sir Ian

Saturday, 9 March 2002, 2pm
Los Angeles, California
Personal Appearance and signing at
Virgin Megastore
8000 Sunset Blvd
(323) 650-8666

In advance of Sir Ian's appearance, Virgin Megastore have recreated Bag End in their display window

The exhibit at Virgin Megastore includes actual props used in the filming of Lord of the Rings

Monday, 4 March 2002, 7:30pm
Beverly Hills, California
Back Stage West Discussion
The Canon Theatre
205 N Canon Drive
(310) 859-2830
The event is free for the first 360 arrivals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, 2 March 2002, 12:00pm
San Jose, California
Cinequest Film Festival
A Conversation with Sir Ian McKellen
Imperial Ballroom
Fairmont Hotel
170 S. Market St.
Click here for details.

San Jose Mercury News

27 February 2002, 7pm
Hollywood, California
Conversations Roundtable
Screen Actors Guild
(Event open to SAG members only)
Doors open at 6:30pm
James Cagney Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor

Thursday 31 January 2002
Marriott Marquis
New York
Motion Picture Club's Lifetime Achievement Award

20 January 2002 (Check local listings)
Beverly Hills, California
The Golden Globes
Sir Ian will be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony

Saturday 19 January 2002, 12:00 Noon
Book Soup
West Hollywood, California

Sir Ian will be signing copies of "The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide"

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tel +1 310 659-3110

16 January 2002, 8:30am
Sam Rubin
KTLA (Los Angeles TV 5) 

16 January 2002 (Check local listings)
Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
CBS Television 

17 January 2002, 8am
Mark and Brian
KLOS (Los Angeles Radio 95.5FM)

18 January 2002, 8am
Kevin & Bean
KROQ (Los Angeles Radio 106.7)

Saturday 19 January 2002, 5:00pm
Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art
Sir Ian will be reading an excerpt from LOTR for inner city children. Event sponsored by BAFTA. Unfortunately this is a non-public event. Press are invited.

Larry King Live
Oscar Special
Sunday 13 January 2002

26 December 2001
The David Letterman Show, CBS
(Check local listings)

10 December 2001
Sir Ian will attend the London Premiere of The Fellowship of The Ring

Friday 4 May 2001 9:00pm
WHYY Studios Philadelphia
150 N 6th Street
International Arts Award

Sir Ian was presented with the International Arts Award 


28 March 2000 — DVD Release of RICHARD III in the US

16-17 April 2000 — PBS Broadcast of DAVID COPPERFIELD in the US. Check local listings for time and stations.

L'Uomo Vogue CoverCheck out the November issue of L'Uomo Vogue for Bruce Weber's "London Portfolio" including several photos of Sir Ian. (Click image to enlarge.)

Sunday 28 November 1999


Thursday 25 March 1999
Curzon West End, Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2
Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, and Bill Condon were in attendance.

Film opened nationwide Friday 26 March

Saturday 20 March 1999
3:30 pm (EST)
The Independent Spirit Awards
Los Angeles

Sir Ian won the award as Best Male Lead for Gods And Monsters, which also won Best Female Supporting (Lynn Redgrave), and Best Feature.  Presented by the Independent Film Channel, the broadcast will began at 4:30pm (EST).  Live streaming on the Internet began at 3:30pm from

The American Film Institute
Harold Lloyd Master Seminar
Wednesday 10 March 1999

Screening RICHARD III at 2pm
Q&A with Ian McKellen immediately following at approximately 4pm

The Mark Goodson Screening Room at the Louis B. Mayer Libary on the AFI Campus, Los Angeles

Call +1 213 856-7696 for details.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards
Broadcast Live on TNT
Sunday 7 March, 1999 8:00pm EST Sir Ian is nominated (Outstanding Peformance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role) for his portrayal of Frankenstein  director James Whale in Gods and Monsters and will be attending the ceremonies in Los Angeles.

Television Appearances this week:
Late Show with David Letterman (2 March)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (3 March)
The Charlie Rose Show (5 March)

Check Local Listings for Times and Channels

For a transcript of Sir Ian's 17 February chat online at Yahoo! Click Here

Wednesday 17 February 1999
7pm PST, 10pm EST, 3am Thursday GMT
Online Chat hosted by David Poland of Turner Network Television.

Chat with Sir Ian, live on the Internet. This will be his first worldwide online chat. Click Yahoo! Chat for details.

Yahoo! Chat

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards
24 January 1999
Beverly Hills, California USA
Broadcast Live on NBC
Nominated for Best Actor

Sir Ian, nominated for his portrayal of James Whale in GODS AND MONSTERS, attended. Also, GODS AND MONSTERS was nominated as Best Picture, and Lynn Redgrave won as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of "Hanna." 

The Ovation Awards
Hosted by Nathan Lane
16 November 1998
Los Angeles, California USA
Lifetime Achievement Award

Theatre LA will be bestowing their Lifetime Achievement Ovation Award on Sir Ian McKellen this November 16. Although he'll be performing in Leeds, he will appear via a video hookup. Annette Bening will present the award and Charlotte Cornwell will accept on Sir Ian's behalf.

New York Film Festival
Screening of Gods and Monsters
26 September 1998
New York
Lincoln Center
Avery Fisher Hall

Ian McKellen, and director Bill Condon are scheduled to attend the screening of their new film Gods and Monsters.

An Evening with Sir Ian McKellen
31 August 1998
Los Angeles, California USA
From Variety, 12 August 1998:
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, Los Angeles, is hosting ``An Evening With Sir Ian McKellen'' on 31 Aug.

Film critic and host of ``Entertainment Tonight'' Leonard Maltin will moderate a Q&A session with McKellen, who is in L.A. appearing in Ibsen's ``Enemy of the People'' at the Ahmanson Theater.

BAFTA-LA will screen McKellen's two latest pictures, Bryan Singer's ``Apt Pupil'' and Bill Condon's ``Gods and Monsters'' a few days prior to the event.

McKellen, one of Britain's leading legit thesps, also has had an extensive screen career in pictures such as ``Cold Comfort Farm,'' ``Richard III,'' ``Scandal,'' ``I'll Do Anything'' and ``Swept From the Sea.''

July 9, 1998 8:00 PM
The Orpheum Theater
Los Angeles, California USA
OUTFEST Achievement Award
Opening night of the 16th Annual OUTFEST Film festival in Los Angeles included  tribute to "one of the world's most amazing actors, Ian McKellen." OUTFEST created this award to recognize excellence in gay and lesbian film. Director John Schlesinger was the 1997 recipient. This year, OUTFEST honored Sir Ian McKellen with this award "for his unflinching commitment to creating fully realized gay characters on screen and his pioneering efforts as one of the first out actors." The award was presented by author Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City).
For more information, please click here.

Easter Sunday, 12 April 1998, 3PM
The Barbican Centre
The Bible, A Celebration
Sir Ian McKellen and Daniel Evans read from the Gospel of St. John as part of John Tusa's Easter weekend series. 

The fifth Equality Show, which annually raises a substantial contribution to the core-funding of the Stonewall Group UK, of which Sir Ian is a founder member.

Here's a recent photo of Sir Ian with Faye Dunaway at the opening of her new play, "Master Class":

President Clinton and Sir Ian McKellen meet in the Oval Office of the White House on 20 May 1996.

"I went to the signing of the Ryan White bill, and by some fluke I ended up in the Oval Office; and there was the President, and I was introduced to him, and there was a look of blankness on his face as I approached him, and then when my name was said it was like, 'Of course. Welcome to America.' Well, I was a devotee for life."  From the interview by David A. Keeps in "Out" Magazine, October 1998.


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