Sir Ian Murray McKellenCH, CBE, is an English actor of stage and screen who is best known for his roles as the legendary horror director James Whale in Bill Condon's period drama film Gods and Monsters for which he earned an nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor, Magneto in the X-Men film franchise and Gandalf in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies for which he received an nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Fellowship of the Ring, the first film of the The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

For Disney, he portrayed Cogsworth in the 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Disney Role


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