McKellen: Playing the Part


Theatre Actor. Film Star. Political Activist.  Inspirational Teacher. 

Discover the life story of Sir Ian McKellen, as told by the man himself in this feature-length documentary.  The legend shares his personal stories and thoughts – from his childhood to present day – as well as a wealth of never-before-seen material.  Private photo albums, diaries written when he was 12, and behind-the-scenes footage from theatre productions and movies complete this intimate and intriguing journey.


"Beguiling," - The Times

"An intimate enthralling look at the life of a legend," - Time Out

"An absolute treat," - Empire Magazine

McKellen: Playing the Part
Release Date 27 September 2018
Running Time 1hr 37m
Rating M | Mature
Cast Ian McKellen, Scott Chambers, Luke Evans, Milo Parker
Director Joe Stephenson