Tag Archives: Judi Dench

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.

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Philomena

Released in 2013 and directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena showcases a political journalist who follows a lead on a woman searching for the son she was forced to abandon decades earlier. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, the movie was filmed in many locations, including London and Washington D.C., was nominated for multiple Oscars and Golden Globe awards.

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