Ian McKellen as Martin Luther
Written by John Osborne
Directed by Robert Chetwyn
Ian McKellen in the role of Martin Luther
Arts Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk
9 April 1963
L to R: Ian McKellen (Luther), Stephen MacDonald (Cajetan), and Gawn Grainger (Tetzel). Stephen MacDonald later playwright/director of Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
Elspeth Cochrane had watched my progress over the previous year when she visited her clients in Coventry and Ipswich. I only felt I needed an agent (who costs 10% of your salary) when I began to wonder what I should do after I had finished a year at Ipswich.
Ian McKellen (Luther) and Gawn Grainger (The Knight)
THE BIG CONTRACT
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Twice nominated for the Oscar, and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian McKellen is widely regarded as one of the world's finest actors.