Tag Archives: Ian McKellen

McKellen: Playing the Part

Essential Opinion: McKellen: Playing the Part

This film feels like a dream: a chance to sit down with Ian McKellen and talk about his life and career. McKellen: Playing the Part is a fascinating collection of interviews, snapshots, home movies and film clips, all narrated by the chatty McKellen, who fills every moment with intelligence, humour and emotion.

Bent

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Bent

Bent was released in 1997 and won awards at Cannes Film Festival. Gijon International Film Festival and Torino International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The film screen play was written by Martin Sherman adapted from his play. Directed by Sean Mathias, the star filled cast included Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Jude Law and Ian McKellen. Filing took place in Ayrshire, Scotland and Tring, UK.

Gods and Monsters

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Gods and Monsters

Released in 1998, Gods and Monsters won an Academy Award for Best Writing, which went to Bill Condon. Lynn Redgrave who starred won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the Golden Globes. Also starring Ian McKellan and Brendan Fraser, the film was based on Christopher Bram’s novel. The film was shot in Pasadena, California over 24 days.

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