Ian McKellen Photo Galleries

Fotos: 1980-1983

Portrait

With Edward Petherbridge
Laurence Burns

For Telegraph Sunday Magazine
Geg Germany

With Sir Michael Redgrave

With Susan Sarandon and Sean Mathias

The South Bank Show interview, New York

Portrait


Nick Scott

At home on the Thames
Roderick Ebdon


DYING DAY

With Melvyn Bragg of The South Bank Show, during the run of Amadeus
AMADEUS

From the programme
AMADEUS

Salieri
AMADEUS

Ian McKellen juggling the cakes and desserts which Salieri relishes
AMADEUS

Polaroid
AMADEUS
Butch

Amy Irving, Senator John Warner, Elizabeth Taylor (Mrs. Warner), Ian McKellen, and Peter Firth backstage. Photo from the Bolton Evening News 15 July 1981 (Ian McKellens hometown paper).
AMADEUS

Antonio Salieri
AMADEUS

Ian McKellen (Salieri) starts his seduction of Jane Seymour (Constanze)
AMADEUS

Tim Curry (right: Mozart) lectures Ian McKellen (Salieri) on composition.
AMADEUS

Nicholas Kepros (centre; Emperor Joseph II) welcomes Tim Curry (Mozart) to court. Ian McKellen (Salieri) applauds stage right.
AMADEUS

With Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of US, opening night at The National Theatre, Washington, 4 November 1980
AMADEUS

Salieri
AMADEUS

Salieri and his mistress accompany Mozart to the first performance of The Magic Flute. This scene was added by Peter Shaffer during the Washington (pre-Broadway) run.
AMADEUS

Without make-up, Ian McKellen as the old Salieri who narrates the story of Mozartís death
AMADEUS

Mozart (Tim Curry) wittily transforms a pedestrian piece by Salieri (Ian McKellen) into his own music
AMADEUS

Ian McKellen (Salieri) enjoying a joke with Jane Seymour (Constanze) and her husband Tim Curry (Mozart)
AMADEUS

Ian McKellen, Jane Seymour, Tim Curry, First Lady Rosalind Carter, President Jimmy Carter; The National Theater, Washington, DC, November 1980
AMADEUS

Salieri (Ian McKellen) and Mozart (Tim Curry)
AMADEUS

Ian McKellen and Jane Seymour backstage
AMADEUS
Marilynn K Yee

Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, US President Jimmy Carter, The National Theater, Washington, DC, November 1980
AMADEUS

Salieri (Ian McKellen) and Mozart (Tim Curry)
AMADEUS

With Lady Bird Johnson
AMADEUS
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Snapshot outside theatre
AMADEUS
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Mozart (Tim Curry) and Salieri (Ian McKellen)
AMADEUS

Billboard outside theatre
AMADEUS
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Chauvelin
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Ian McKellen as Chauvelin; portrait of Jane Seymour as Marguerite behind
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Pierre Chauvelin (Ian McKellen) with his back to the wall at the storyís climax
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

The Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews) on his way to defeating Chauvelin (Ian McKellen) with foils (action director Peter Diamond.)
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Ian McKellen (Chauvelin) and Jane Seymour (Marguerite)
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Chauvelin vanquished
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

With Jane Seymour
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

Walter and June (Ian McKellen and Sarah Miles) fall in love.
LOVING WALTER

Sarah Miles (June) and Ian McKellen (Walter)
LOVING WALTER

His adventures over, Walter (Ian McKellen) immortalises his name in the fresh concrete path round his hospital quarters.
LOVING WALTER


LOVING WALTER

Walter (Ian McKellen) with his father (Arthur Whybrow), waiting in the backyard for their tame pigeons to fly home.
LOVING WALTER

Walter (Ian McKellen) cowers in fear of bullies in the factory elevator.
LOVING WALTER

Walter (Ian McKellen) is trusted to lead his fellow-inmates round the grounds of the mental hospital.
LOVING WALTER

Walter (Ian McKellen) tells his boss (David Ryall) that his father has gone to live with Jesus.
LOVING WALTER

The injured Walter (Ian McKellen) returns home to the comfort of his pigeon-loft.
LOVING WALTER

Jim Broadbent (white-coated nurse on the rear left) oversees Walter (Ian McKellen, front left seated) and his companion (in real life an injured ex-boxer) in the mental hospital during their Christmas party.
LOVING WALTER
R. A. Pembrooke

Ian McKellen at a book-signing for Walter with its author David Cook.
LOVING WALTER
Jerry Kean

Walter (Ian McKellen) prays at the bedside of his dead mother (Barbara Jefford) for Jesus to return her to him.
LOVING WALTER

Walter (Ian McKellen) confused on his first day of incarceration in the mental hospital
LOVING WALTER

With Trevor Nunn and Judi Dench
To Cambridge With Love

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Walter (Ian McKellen) with other inmates at the mental hospital
LOVING WALTER

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LOVING WALTER
Nobby Clark

Walters name scratched into wet cement (Polaroid)
LOVING WALTER

Walter (Ian McKellen) and Attendant (Jim Broadbent)
LOVING WALTER
Nobby Clark

In the ward
LOVING WALTER
Nobby Clark

In Israel
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council 1983 Tour)

In Israel
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council 1983 Tour)

In Israel with producer Shmuel Tzemach
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council 1983 Tour)


SHORT LIST


SHORT LIST

Boy (with Coward)
COWARDICE
Alastair Muir

Janet Suzman and Ian McKellen (Boy)
COWARDICE
Zoe Dominic

Boy
COWARDICE

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Dr Theodore Cuza.

45 year old Cuza is suffering from a disease which has prematurely aged him physically. So each dayís filming began for me five hours before the rest of the cast while my latex make-up was applied and a wig placed over a bald cap hiding my own hair. On 12 occasions this was done and then I waited all day in vain to be filmed.
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

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Cuza (Ian McKellen) and Molasar
THE KEEP (1983)

His body restored to middle-age, Cuza (Ian McKellen) explores the Keep
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

Surrounded by its dead victims, the monster arm stretches out to greet Cuza (Ian McKellen)
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

Cuza (Ian McKellen) with his beloved daughter (Alberta Watson)
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

Medieval historian Ian McKellen (right) and his daughter Alberta Watson are dragged out of a detention camp by Nazi officer Gabriel Byrne in Paramount Pictures enchanting and horrifying fable, The Keep.
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

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Gabriel Byrne (extreme left) guards Cuza and his daughter beneath the Keep
We shot in the corridors of the abandoned slate quarries near Bettys-y-Coed. I wore gloves to avoid the extra make-up time that would have been needed to age my hands in keeping with my face.
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

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The spectacular sets were built on the floor of a disused slate quarry near Bettys-y-Coed. It rained a great deal and shooting got behind hand. Feeling increasingly depressed by not shooting, the producerís helicopter lifted me away to London one week-end to restore my spirits at home.
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

Michael Mann (3rd from the left) considering altering his script once more.
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

On the drawbridge to the Keep, director Michael Mann (L) gives last-minute instructions to Ian McKellen (centre), as the wind-machines blow and the camera is ready to turn
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Attwood

Cuza (older)
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Atwood

Centre l to r: Dr Cuza (Ian McKellen), Eva (Alberta Watson), Josefa (Rosalie Crutchley) and her son (Philip Bloomfield) look up through the electrified fence to see two SS guards walk past.
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Atwood

Cuza (younger)
THE KEEP (1983)
Graham Atwood

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