Ian McKellen Photo GalleriesFotos: 1977-1979 What do Rudolf Nureyev, Ian McKellen, Norman St John Stevas, and David Hockney have in common? According to the Sunday Telegraph Magazine article of 6 November 1977 What Makes Men Attractive?: in the case of these four men, they are unobtainable! Portrait Nobby ClarkGladys McKellen (step-mother), Ian McKellen (having just received C.B.E.) and Jean Jones (sister) outside Buckingham Palace, October 1979 Westminster Press LimitedFaceTHE ALCHEMIST THE ALCHEMIST Doll Common (Susan Dury) and Face (Ian McKellen)THE ALCHEMISTReg Wilson/Royal Shakespeare CompanyTHE ALCHEMIST THE ALCHEMIST Face (Ian McKellen) and Subtle (John Woodvine) in the labTHE ALCHEMISTMorris NewcombeJohn Wood (Ivanov) rehearsing with Ian McKellen (Alexander)EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR Bernick (Ian McKellen) and Lona (Judi Dench)PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITYSophie BakerGriffith Jones (Vigeland), Ivan Beavis (Rummell), Ian McKellen (Karsten Bernick), and Leon Tanner (Sandstad)PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY Ian McKellen (Karsten Bernick) with Judi Dench (Lona Hassell)PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITYMorris NewcombeLona (Judi Dench) and Bernick (Ian McKellen)PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY Bernick (Ian McKellen) and Lona (Judi Dench)PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY Belch and AguecheekTWELFTH NIGHTFrank HerrmanBelch (Ian McKellen) and Malvolio (Bob Peck)TWELFTH NIGHT Aguecheek (Roger Rees) and Belch (Ian McKellen)TWELFTH NIGHT Susan Tracy, Roger Rees, Alec Wallis, Ian McKellen, Edward PetherbridgeIS THERE HONEY STILL FOR TEA? Addressing students while on tourTHREE SISTERS Ian McKellen (Max) and Tom Bell (Horst)BENT (1979) Ian McKellen (Max) and Tom Bell (Horst) meeting in DachauBENT (1979) Ian McKellen (Max) and Tom Bell (Horst) making love without touchingBENT (1979)John HaynesMarquee of the Royal Court TheatreBENT (1979) Ian McKellen and Tom BellBENT (1979) BENT (1979) Uncle Freddie (Richard Gale) and Max (Ian McKellenBENT (1979) Max (Ian McKellen) and Horst (Tom Bell)BENT (1979) "Frieda and D. H. Lawrence journeying to New Mexico My hair was dyed auburn, like Lawrence’s own. My moustache and beard were augmented by some false hair around the chin.PRIEST OF LOVE " Janet Suzman (Frieda Lawrence) and Ian McKellen (D H Lawrence)PRIEST OF LOVE "Lawrence (Ian McKellen) off to bed This scene showed me candlelit moving round the marital bed — in shadow I displayed the first erection ever seen in a mainstream movie. This was achieved with a dildo and a great deal of sticking-plaster.PRIEST OF LOVE " "L to R: Marizio Meru, Penelope Keith, Janet Suzman, Stanley Seger, Christopher Miles, Ian McKellen, Andrew Donnally, Ava Gardner, Jorge Riveras The steam-train had been brought out of retirement and, for this publicity shot, re-namedPRIEST OF LOVE " My room with a view. I had been looking forward to filming in Florence — we were housed a little outside the old city!PRIEST OF LOVE "Lawrence sailing near Lake Guarda in northern Italy Two game extras enlivened the scene - signing autographs is the director’s sister Sarah Miles, accompanied by my lover the non-speaking Sean MathiasPRIEST OF LOVE " "Riding with amanuensis Brett (Penelope Keith) on a painting expedition. Lawrence was a considerable amateur painter — Priest of Love opened with the banning of a London exhibition of his oils, on the grounds of obscenity. Acting on horseback is not easy — the animal is so resolutely itself, unabashed by the camera’s attention, whilst the rider has to be in control, yet relaxed enough to remain in character. I had learnt to ride safely when I was initially cast as Ned Kelly for Tony Richardson’s film about the Australian outlaw. Mick Jagger eventually played the part.